Urge Libraries to Continue Storytelling Program for Young Children


Target: Contra Costa County Libraries

Goal: Urge the Contra Costa County library system to continue the Storytime program for young children

Recently, the Contra Costa County library system announced that it will be creating a new strategic plan to better provide needed services to community members.  It is not yet known, however, how much effort will be put into maintaining the Storytime program that has long been a favorite of young children and their parents at the Contra Costa County libraries.

Parents have voiced their support for keeping the program strong, saying that their kids are enthusiastic about Storytime and ask for it every day. Still more are eager to have their kids join the program but have not yet done so due to various issues (some, for example, said that the program conflicted with their children’s naptime).

It is extremely important to implement literary education from a young age. This is especially true in today’s technology-filled world, where video games, smartphones, and other gadgets can easily overshadow a child’s love for books and reading.

By signing this petition you will help urge the Contra Costa library system to put efforts toward maintaining the Storytime program so that kids in the Contra Costa area have the opportunity to discover the joy of reading from a young age.


Dear Contra Costa library system,

After hearing that you are creating a new strategic plan for the libraries in your system, I would like to advise you to put efforts towards maintaining the Storytime program for young children.  Storytime has been very well-received by parents and children in the past and many more parents want to put their children into the program. The program has a huge demand and should be continued.

On a side note, some parents have said that the program’s run time at their local library conflicts with their child’s naptime, so perhaps some consideration could be put into running the program at a later time when more children are awake from their midday nap.

I applaud you for having run such a successful program and hope that you will continue to help young  children discover the joys of reading.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credits: taylor library via Flickr

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