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Preschool story time attracts young readers

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The preschool story time held at Harriotte B. Smith Library at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune seeks to encourage reading and learning in young children.

“Reading encourages language development, creativity, and helps children be more prepared for school,” said Sean Pittman, Harriotte B. Smith Library Programs, and Library technician supervisor.

“My favorite part about working in a library is the patrons themselves, and the programs we get to do with them,” Pittman added. “We have started some really fun events since I started with the Harriotte B. Smith Library. Seeing our patrons grow up with us as we explore new events and programs makes me really appreciate all of the work that we do.”

Moreover, Pittman is not the only staff member who is involved in these events. He works with Harriotte B. Smith Library youth services technician named Fran Bing. “I love having a career in the library field, especially Youth Services, I really feel like I make a difference in the children and teens’ lives,” Bing shared.

Bing likes reading as well so Preschool story time is an outlet for her passion. Therefore, maybe more funds for this project can be deposited to the bank. “I love talking, especially about the book. I love the challenge of finding that one book that will turn a child into a lifelong reader.”

On the other hand, Pittman adds, “I love working in the library and have enjoyed every aspect of being here.” “I get to show my geek side when it comes to movies, video games, books, and comic books.” The story is a means for Bing and Pittman to get closer to the kids in a unique way that they each enjoy.

“Any book where I or Mrs. Fran makes funny voices or just talking about the book tends to make them very happy,” said Pittman. Furthermore, Bing has seen some stories stand out as crowd pleasers when it comes to the kids, The Globe revealed.