The very first Storytime will happen on Tuesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm on the second floor of the Ambulatory Care Building (the one with Starbucks) with special guests, author Dan Bar-el and illustrator Rae Maté. Storytime will last about half an hour. You and your child(ren) are invited to drop in or leave at any point.
For more information about the Storytime program visit the Family Support and Resource Centre website, or read the FAQs below.
Storytime Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Storytime?
The Family Support & Resource Centre hosts Storytime, a monthly program wherein celebrated authors and illustrators share their stories with BC Children’s patients and families. A volunteer-run “Art Cart” will be available for those children who would like to draw, make art, and play games.
Is there a cost?
No. Storytime is completely free!
Who can attend?
All are welcome!
Are there accommodations for children with special needs?
All children are welcome to attend Storytime. If your child has special needs and you have questions, please contact Andrea Freeman at the Family Support & Resource Centre: (604)453-8335, ext 3.
Where is Storytime held?
Storytime is held in the Family Lounge, just outside the Family Support & Resource Centre, on the 2nd floor of the Ambulatory Care Building (the one with Starbucks).
When does it take place?
Storytime takes place from 1-1:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month. The first Storytime will be held a week late, on September 10, to give you a chance to settle into the back-to-school routine.
How long is a Storytime session?
A Storytime session is approximately 30 minutes in length. Patients and families are welcome to drop in and leave at your leisure.
Who are the participating authors?
Authors and illustrators are members of CWILL.BC (Children’s Writer’s & Illustrators Association of BC).
Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit; children under 12 years old must be supervised by an adult.
Can you reserve a space?
At this time, there is no need to reserve a space.
Is there a limit in terms of number of participants?
The Family Lounge accommodates approximately 40 participants.