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Bilingual Story Time Program at Bloomington Public Library

Saturday, July 26
Starts at 11:00 AM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Bilingual Story Time Program at Bloomington Public Library

On Saturday, July 26, the Museum and Bloomington Public Library will present another Bilingual Story Time open to families. It will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be held in the Children’s Story Room on the second floor at Bloomington Public Library. This program is free and open to the public and is being held in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibit ¡Fiesta! A Celebration of Mexican Popular Arts.

This program is intended for all children, but we especially want to reach out to English Language Learning students and families. Presenters are Rocio Morales, adjunct instructor of Hispanic Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University and Georgianne Schau, youth services librarian at Bloomington Public Library.

Short stories, including the book Grandma’s Chocolate by Mara Price and Wiggling Pockets by Pat Mora, will be read in both English and Spanish. Program participants will be taught several Spanish words as the stories are read and have a chance to see traditional Hispanic/Latino cultural items. The program will wrap up with a craft activity where children will learn how to make their own origami frog out of paper or make a paper bag puppet frog.

For more information about this program, please contact the Museum’s Education Department at, by phone at(309) 827-0428, or contact the Library’s Children’s Services at (309) 828-6094 or via email at program is made possible by support from Country Financial.

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