Toddlers and Preschoolers—Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Our Storytime Centers are just what they sound like: an age-appropriate story time, which means there are fun, themed stories read aloud, along with corresponding literacy activities, crafts and process art. There is also center-based play time featuring sensory play and a plethora of toys and items perfect for those days when your kids are sick of their own things at home. Each part of story time includes plenty of movement geared toward little bodies, either to music or included in the day’s story. This is not a quiet, subdued lesson, but a joyful, wiggle-friendly time of learning.
The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith
For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family’s history into a time of strength and love.
After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children—especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their “True Friends.” As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season.