New library story time for kids on the spectrum

Leon County
Posted at 9:55 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 10:03:45-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — Leon County Libraries is hosting a free virtual story time for kids on the autism spectrum.

Compared to traditional story time, this one is interactive with more visuals and shorter books.

All the elements are to help kids with their reading skills, while getting them familiar with books at a young age.

The Center for Disease Control reports one in every 54 kids in the United States has Autism.

Leon County Public Libraries Information Professional at the Lake Jackson Branch Christine Earp said this program will continue and be more hands on after the pandemic, because the need in our community is strong.

"To say that there is a segment of the population that is to overstimulated by attending an actually story time makes me sad," Earp said. "I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help that segment of the population as well."

The interactive story time is every Friday at 11:30 a.m.

More information is on Leon County's website.