Arlington Public Library Celebrating International Peace Month with Storytime Series
By Estefany Mendoza Salazar, Arlington Public Library
Posted on August 04, 2020, August 04, 2020

International Storytimes

In celebration of August being International Peace Month, the Arlington Public Library's award-winning World Language Storytimes are back. Families can enjoy daily virtual programming highlighting the importance of exposing children to international books, songs and stories.

The following virtual programs will be available on the Arlington Public Library Facebook page:

  • Virtual International Storytime — Vietnamese: August 5, 10:30 a.m.
  • Virtual International Storytime — French: August 6, 10:30 a.m.
  • Virtual International Storytime — Chinese: August 7, 10:30 a.m.
  • Virtual International Music Storytime — Spanish: August 8, 10:30 a.m.

The Library's World Language Storytime program won the 2020 Cultural Diversity Award earlier this year. The award was presented by the National League of Cities to eight municipalities across the United States. Communities are selected by “demonstrating quality and innovation in the many aspects of cultural diversity.” These awards are given to honor communities' “leadership in developing creative and effective programs to improve cultural diversity.”

These storytimes aim to promote early literacy and build strong family relationships. The stories are geared toward preschool-aged children, but the whole family is welcome to watch. Young learners will enjoy a unique storytime with a native speaker and learn about cultures from across the world.

Click here to learn more about the resources available from the Arlington Public Library.

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