Story Time Readers Wanted

Dear Friends,
We need your help.  Over the summer, the DAI started a Story Time programme that was a terrific success.  The children, many of whom came every week, loved the stories and so did the parents. (Truth be told, so did the readers!)

So, due to popular demand, we’re going to launch CS21 Story Time, to be held in two locations.  DSC04166We’ll be doing Story Time at the Yarmouk Culture Centre on set Wednesday afternoons for all the kids in the neighbourhood (and anyone else who wants to come).  We’ll also have Story Time at Amricani Cultural Centre on set Saturday afternoons. The schedule for both is shown below.

Of course, this means we need 32 volunteer readers. Could you be one of them?

Ideally, books would be read twice, once with minimal interruptions, followed by a more interactive reading.  The first reading is designed to help kids get comfortable listening to stories.  The second reading, with questions and prompts like “what happens next?”, “what do you think she sounds like?”, and “why did he do that?”, promotes the development of critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. Most important, we want both the kids and the reader to have fun.

DSC04150It’s good for children to hear lots of different voices, so if you have an hour to spare one Saturday or Wednesday, please volunteer.  You can email us and let us know when you CAN’T do it.  You can also let me know if you have a favourite children’s book you want to read.  If not, we have a pretty good selection you can choose from in the Reading Room.

On behalf of all the children who will enjoy Story Time, thanks for your support.

Story time Schedule at Yarmouk Cultural Centre 3:30 PM on the following Wednesdays:


7 October 2015
21 October 2015
4 November 2015
18 November 2015


2 December 2015
16 December 2015
6 January 2015
20 January 2016


3 February 2016
17 February 2016
2 March 2016
16 March 2016


6 April 2016
20 April 2016
4 May 2016
18 May 2016


Storytime at the Amricani Cultural Centre 3:30 PM on the following Saturdays:


10 October 2015
24 October 2015
7 November 2015
21 November 2015


5 December 2015
19 December 2015
9 January 2016
23 January 2016


6 February 2016
20 February 2016
5 March 2016
19 March 2016


2 April 2016
16 April 2016
7 May 2016
21 May 2016