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Wee Ones Story Time program begins at Atmore library

Pete the Cat entertained and made children excited about reading last week. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Pete the Cat entertained and made children excited about reading last week. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Kids of all ages were amazed when Pete the Cat entered the children’s area at Atmore Public Library last week as the Wee Ones Story Time program kicked off another year.

The Wee Ones Story Time program is held every Thursday at 10 a.m. throughout the school year, except for holidays. The program is for kids pre-school age, in particular, and their parents, baby sitters or guardians to come and read stories, participate in fun crafts and get them interested in reading in general, APL Children’s Librarian Rachel Lindell said.

Lindell said the program is for kids of all ages, and lasts until the start of the library’s summer reading program.

Lindell said she took over the program when she started working at the library in 2013.

“Before that, Ms. Dorothy McGhee did it forever,” she said. “The kids loved it. They loved her. I was fortunate enough to get that responsibility years ago.”

Lindell said the program stays in line with themes, such as a fall carnival close to Halloween and Thanksgiving; a Christmas party; and dental health month in February.

Lindell said the Wee Ones Story Time program is put on through the library.

“It’s something the library does,” she said. “I don’t know originally how it started. It’s just something we do ourselves. It’s just fun.

“I look forward to it every Thursday,” she said as she was cutting out material for crafts.