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Westport Library Announces May Programs For Parents

The Westport Public Library will be hosting two programs in May for parents.
The Westport Public Library will be hosting two programs in May for parents. Photo Credit: Jllm06 Wikimedia Commons

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Library’s Children’s Department is offering two programs in May for parents.

The free programs will be in the library’s McManus Room.

Monday, May 2 from 7-8 p.m.: Bookshare — a resource for children with reading challenges. Betsy Beaumon, president of Bookshare, will speak about this program for children with qualifying reading difficulties. It offers free access to 390,000-plus titles in an online library. Adults with reading difficulties also may find these resources useful. Beaumon leads Benetech’s Global Literacy Program. Benetech is a Silicon-Valley nonprofit focused on addressing urgent social needs via software tools and services.

Saturday, May 14 from 2-3 p.m.: Creating a Language-Rich Environment for Your Child. Early childhood and parent educator Lisa Fay will present ways to support language development at home to promote vocabulary and grammar, as well as cognition, curiosity, tenacity, math skills and compassion. l

For more information on either program, go to westportlibrary.org or contact Mary Parmelee at mparmelee@westportlibrary.org or 203-291-4815.

The Westport Library is at 20 Jesup Road Westport.

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