With a nip in the morning air, families on Marine Corps Air Station New River gathered for a time of winter stories and crafts at a Preschool Storytime held at the New River Library on MCAS New River, Jan. 7.

“This week we focused on winter stories,” said Sean Pittman, Harriotte B. Smith Library programs and library technician supervisor. “We try to make each Storytime relevant for the kids, so we had them make mitten sun catchers and told stories about snowmen and cold weather.”

Pittman gathered the children who colored pictures, read stories and did crafts. Following the holidays it can be difficult getting young children back into their routine, but the children were eager to resume Preschool Storytime and quickly quieted down to begin. Books included “The Greatest Snowman in the World,” and “Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter.”

“With the main library closed for renovations, we have been making sure to continue all our programs at the other branches,” Pittman said. “Preschool Storytime is held at 10 a.m. every Tuesday at the New River Library, and at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Tarawa Terrace Community Center. We have the Early Literacy Program, which is for newborn children up to age three, the first Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Camp Johnson Library. There is also a Lunchtime Book Club for adults each Thursday at noon at the research library.”

For more information on MCCS Lejeune-New River libraries upcoming events, visit https://www.mccslejeune-newriver.com/libraries.