Orlando Public Library Expands Bilingual Programs for Families!

Families are invited to enjoy bilingual stories and crafts for children at the Orlando Public Library monthly Cuentame Un Cuento / Tell Me a Story Book Club! The library provides an interactive story time in English and Spanish suitable for speakers of either or both languages. The whole family is welcome! Registration is required. Call 407.835.7323 to register!

The Orlando Public Library received a mini-grant award given by the Association for Library Services to Children and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Together, we will accomplish our shared vision to honor children and their diverse backgrounds; to encourage reading and literacy; and to promote library collections and programs that reflect our plurality on a daily basis. Families will explore themes and issues that matter and learn how to better help their child to both enjoy and better understand literature.

Additionally, each week 10 families that register and attend will take home books that go along with the program. The book club will provide families with opportunities to learn together and collaborate in their children’s learning and reading development. Together they will take up useful strategies for reading and learning new vocabulary. Take a moment to watch a Cuentame Un Cuento promotional video, by clicking this link.

Cuentame un Cuento is just one of the many ways we celebrate diversity in action which culminates annually into a celebration of children and books, with local performances and family fun! This year we will be hosting our Día de los Niños /Day of the Children event on Saturday, April 27th at 3 p.m. Join us at the Orlando Public Library as we enter a time of fun, and connecting families to diverse books, languages and cultures.

To discover recent books from cultures around the world, click here for a list of books to share with your child.

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