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Centenary College Will Offer Storytime in the Library! at the Taylor Memorial Library on Friday Mornings

09/09/2013, 11:27 AM

Hackettstown, N.J. – Centenary College’s Education Department is partnering with Taylor Memorial Library at Centenary College to offer Storytime in the Library! at 9 a.m. on Friday mornings starting on September 27, 2013. This opportunity is free and open to the public.  It designed for children ages 3 to 5. 

Students from the Centenary College’s Academic Foundation Course for first year students Those Who Can, Teach will serve as instructors, as well as students who are enrolled in the Foundations of Literacy course.

“This is an exciting opportunity to serve a need in the community by instilling a love of books in children at a young age,” says Timothy Domick, Director of Taylor Memorial Library.  “There is a need to offer more free storytime sessions in the community and we have the resources to fulfill that need.”

This is a win-win situation for all involved,” says Dr. Simon Saba, Associate Professor of Education at Centenary College.  “This project provides students with experience teaching children well before their student-teaching and practicum work, plus it benefits the children who attend.”

Taylor Memorial Library at Centenary College also houses Greene’s Beans Café, which is equipped with a full coffee bar, plus muffins, snacks and juice for the children.
Some sessions will include banjo music by Professor Noah Haiduc-Dale, Assistant Professor of History. The schedule for Storytime in the Library! is as follows: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays from September 27 through November 22 and December 6, 2013.

For more information, call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2345, or e-mail domickt@centenarycollege.edu. in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. 

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Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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