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Storytime with Mr. Pete

Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Lizzie Sarah Biddle.

Everybody loves Mr. Pete. He makes reading and books come to life for our Thriving at Three (TAT) families at the Greensboro Public Library.

When he plays his guitar and sings, he understands that some children will touch his guitar. After all, they are preschoolers – tactile learners by nature. Mr. Pete welcomes each child, with delight.

When our TAT families arrive at Mr. Pete’s Storytime, he makes them feel at home by incorporating Spanish words in his program. “What’s this?,”  he might say holding a book with a dog on it. The kids shout, “Dog!” – and Mr. Pete quickly responds, “and in Spanish?” “Perro!” they proudly chant back.

This does not go unnoticed by the Moms. They love the way Mr. Pete interacts with their children. Mr. Pete is a bridge, helping families fall in love with the Library and reading. He goes the extra mile, always showing parents where the books in Spanish are located in the Library.

And the kids…..they can’t get enough of Mr. Pete! Singing, telling stories, making animal noises, and laughing, Mr. Pete is their first experience with the Public Library. He makes them want to come back, again and again.

Thank you, Mr. Pete, for welcoming the TAT families to Storytime. We appreciate everything you do!