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Alpharetta Library Reading Program a Hit With Parents and Children

The Alpharetta Public Library's Lap Sit reading program is a great way for children to learn the joys of reading.

If you’re a mom (or dad) of young children and are  looking for a reason to get out of the house on Tuesday mornings, then the Lap Sit reading program at the Alpharetta Public Library is the place for you.

Aside from socializing with others their own age, children are entertained by several lively readings as well as an activity. This week's theme was snow. Interestingly enough, it was supposed to be last Tuesday's theme but the program had to be cancelled due to the real life snow that accumulated in the Alpharetta area.

With memories of snow angels and sledding fresh on their minds the children listened as librarian Judy Grandillo read Millions of Snowflakes, a story about a little girl's adventures in the snow. After another wintry themed story children were encouraged to make their very own snowman.

Diane Nguyen said the her 3-year-old daughter looks forward to coming every Tuesday.

“She can read most of the books here on her own,” boasts Nguyen.

While Grandillo has only been leading Lap Sit since October, the program has been around as long as the library itself,  20 years.

For grandmother Lyn Stevens, this has been a tradition for some time.

“I used to bring my own daughter when she was little and now we bring her children,” she said.

While her daughter wasn’t able to make it out this time Stevens still made sure to bring her 3-year-old granddaughter, Keely.

Paris Hosfield moved to the area six months ago from New York and has only been twice, but when asked if she’ll return with her daughter, Lydia, her response was a hearty, “Oh, yeah. Definitely.”

The Lap Sit reading program is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. throughout the year with the exception of a small break each December. For more information on this or other activities available at the Alpharetta Public Library visit fotal.org or call 770-740-2425.

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