Thanksgiving Story Hour brings characters to life
USAG YONGSAN - The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Library hosts the 2017 Thanksgiving Storyhour, Nov. 4, at the Yongsan Library, inviting USAG Yongsan Commander Col. J. Scott Peterson and his spouse to read stories to more than 80 children and their parents.
"We designed the event to encourage children to develop their reading habits and early literacy," said Esther Kim, Yongsan Library supervisory librarian. "It was an excellent opportunity for the USAG Yongsan community children and their parents to meet with Col. and Mrs. Peterson, while celebrating Thanksgiving in the library with other military families."
The event kicked off with welcome remarks by Kim and an invocation by USAG Yongsan Chaplain Lt. Col. Terrell Jones. The Eighth Army Band Woodwind Quintet joined the program to provide cheerful music, further stimulating children's creativity.
Peterson read two picture books to an young engaged audience: "One is a feast for mouse: a Thanksgiving Tale," by Judy Cox and illustrated by Jeffery Ebbeler, and "A Turkey for Thanksgiving," by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Diane de Groat.
A special Thanksgiving meal and refreshments followed the reading, served by the Chaplain, library staff and volunteers.
In December 2017, the library will continue to provide other special programs including Christmas Storyhour and the Christmas Ball Clay Craft. Call the Yongsan Library at (DSN) 723-7380, or check the official USAG Yongsan Facebook for more details.
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