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'Read with Me, Sign with Me' Has Something for Everyone

By: Marcey Evans

'Read with Me, Sign with Me' brings new meaning to story time!Reading is a sign of one’s love for literacy. “Read with Me, Sign with Me” is a program that promotes literacy for children learning to read and sign.

This family event will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the Children’s Department of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue).

Children ages 2 – 12 can take an adventure, while presenters read and sign stories. “Read with Me, Sign with Me” is an opportunity for all children to develop a love for reading and to learn basic sign language. All parents, including those of deaf or hard-of-hearing children, are encouraged to take advantage of Library resources, such as sign language videos and books.

The two-in-one storytime is sponsored by the Deaf Family Literacy Academy of Memphis, the Association of Library Services to Children, and Candlewick Press, in collaboration with the Memphis Public Library and Information Center.

For more information on “Read with Me, Sign with Me,” call (901) 415-2739 or visit www.memphislibrary.org.