Taking place this fall and winter, the four-part thematic Saturday Story Time events are free and open to the entire community, providing an opportunity for children to gain valuable reading skills and for families to learn about the school’s curriculum
This series of special reading opportunities is geared toward children ages 3–8, however, children of all ages are welcome to attend and enjoy. Each Story Time will have a different theme, and Laguna Blanca’s gregarious Librarian, Meredith Brace, will impart an age-appropriate lesson in addition to reading books.
At the November 7 Story Time, Ms. Brace will share the book, Fly, Fly Butterfly, by former Laguna Blanca parent and UCSB professor, Diego H. Pedreros Velasquez. She will also read Butterfly Beach, by local author Peggy Bookwalter. Science Instructor Clara Svedlund will follow-up with a planting of the monarch caterpillar’s favorite snack—milkweed!
On December 12, Laguna Blanca is proud to host renowned storyteller Michael Katz for a very special Story Time. Michael tells stories, which weave together both the comic and the profound, using his own highly energetic, animated, and interactive style of storytelling. He has performed at theaters, concert halls, festivals, school assemblies, and libraries throughout the U.S., including the openings of both the Los Angeles Getty Center and the Disney Concert Hall. He is also the host of radio storytelling program Katz Pajamas heard on NPR station KCBX FM, and is one of the founding members of the national touring theatre company, BOXTALES.
Laguna Blanca Story Time events will be held in the library at the Laguna Blanca Lower School campus, located at 260 San Ysidro Road in Montecito. For more information and to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805.695.8143.