SAINT PAUL, MN - Saint Paul Public Library will offer world language storytimes in Hmong at various library locations this summer.
"Reading, speaking, and playing with young children are all important to their development," said Ka Zoua Xiong, Hmong storytime presenter at Saint Paul Public Library. "At storytime, children will participate in reading and speaking in Hmong. Also, we'll share new ideas to use with children at home."
World language Hmong storytimes are designed for children who speak Hmong at home and their parents or caregivers, as well as organizations serving children and families.
Storytimes offer a valuable listening and pre-reading experience for children of all ages and support early literacy, which has been shown to be vitally important for a child's future and aid later school achievement.
Nyeem Ntawv Hmoob Lom Zem/Reading in Hmong is Fun storytimes provide interactive activities to support children's interest in reading and speaking in Hmong. These story times will include reading stories, listening to music, dancing, and learning the Hmong language. Saint Paul Public Library also offers world language storytimes in Somali, Spanish and English.
World Language Hmong Storytimes at Saint Paul Public Library:
Sun Ray Library, Saturdays, 11 a.m.
2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, 651-501-6300
Rice Street Library, Sundays, 2 p.m.
1011 Rice St., St. Paul, 651-558-2223
Please visit www.sppl.org  for more information.