One of the five Library-to-go Fun Packs currently available at the Agassiz Library. (Agassiz Library/Facebook)

One of the five Library-to-go Fun Packs currently available at the Agassiz Library. (Agassiz Library/Facebook)

Agassiz Library offers story time to go

New Fun Packs will bring reading, games to local kids

Storytime may be on hold, but Agassiz kids no longer need to miss out on their literary fun.

The Library-to-go Fun Packs are a new idea from the Agassiz library team to bring some of the activities from the in-person Storytime gatherings to people’s homes.

“Picture a 30-minute to 45-minute storytime, and put together what we would do with a little extra,” library supervisor Sharie Hertzog said about the packs.

Former supervisor Terrill Scott came up with the idea for these packs a few years ago, Hertzog said, but was never able to get the idea off the ground. After the start of the pandemic, when libraries were closed and events such as Storytime were cancelled, Hertzog decided to pick up where Scott left off.

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Now, the library has five Fun Packs available, with seven more planned. Each pack includes books and games in different themes: Animal Antics, Crazy Colours, Farm Time, Food Fun and It’s About Space are the first completed packages.

In addition to books, each pack will include at least one of the popular felt stories from Storytime, as well as games, puzzles, songs, poems and circle games for small groups. Packs are geared towards kids between the ages of three and five, although some older kids may find certain packs enjoyable as well.

“I’m hoping it will encourage parents to spend this time with their kids, show that reading is fun and playful, and it’s not just reading a book,” Hertzog said.

“Literacy is not just sitting down and reading word for word. It’s playing with the felt stories, singing songs, doing activities. Having fun and learning a little something.”

Parents, teachers and daycare providers are all encouraged to check out the Library-to-go Fun Packs, which are available for three-week loans. The packs are not available through the Fraser Valley Regional Library website, and must be picked up and dropped off exclusively at the Agassiz Library.

To place a hold on a Fun Pack or to find out what packs are available, call the Agassiz Library at 604-796-9510.

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