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Library Offers 'Lap Sit' Series

White Salmon Library to hold special sessions for tots and parents

Parents and their children from birth to age two are invited to the White Salmon Valley Community Library for a special series of Tuesday evening lap-sit programs.

Lap-sits are scheduled for Tuesdays -- May 28, June 25 and July 23 -- at 6 p.m.

The lap-sits are 20-minute programs designed to introduce babies and very young children along with their parents or caregivers to songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes and stories.

The activities included in the programs support language development, and introduce children to books and reading in a gentle and creative way.

The sessions also help parents gain confidence in their own abilities to share stories and interact with their children.

Doreen M. Tanenbaum will present the lap-sit series. She has joined the staff of Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (FVRL) as early learning project coordinator for the "Every Moment Counts @ Your Library" program, a position funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act through a Washington State Library Early Learning Demonstration Project grant.

Tanenbaum's duties focus on implementing library services that foster healthy early brain development, which research has shown to be critical to life-long emotional and intellectual performance.

Her activities include presenting interactive, early-learning programs at branches throughout the library district.

For more information on this and other library programs and services contact the library (509) 493-1132, or visit the district web site at www.fvrl.org..

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