Celebrate Black History Month with Special Storytimes at the Library

Library plans series featuring African-American authors and book characters.

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LONGMONT, Colo. – The Longmont Public Library is honoring Black History Month with a whole week of special storytimes featuring African-American authors and book characters.  All regularly scheduled storytimes during the week of February 19 – 14 separate sessions in all – will focus on books either written by or starring African Americans.  Selections will feature treasured favorites like Whistle for Willie, by Ezra Jack Keats as well as newer staff favorites such as Why Am I Me?, by Paige Britt and Princess and the Peas, by Rachel Himes. 

These storytime sessions include Morning Storytimes on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21 at 10:15 and 11:00 am, Bedtime Storytime on Thursday, February 22 at 7 pm, and Preschool Storytime: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies on Friday, February 23 at 11 am.  No advance registration is necessary for any of these storytimes. Head to the Library with your young readers and learners and celebrate Black History Month through diversity in children’s literature.


This is a news release issued by the Longmont Public Library and is published here as a public service.