Smiles and laughter – shared by parents and their children – can be understood in any language. Such is the case of a new offering at the Camas Public Library.
Spanish story times are held every Wednesday, at 11:30 a.m. The sessions are designed for infants to children 5 years old and their parents.
The Spanish story times began after friends Paola London and Denice Twyman went for a walk.
“We were thinking how wonderful it would be to have a space where we could take our kids, read books in Spanish, sing songs, get together with other Spanish speaking parents and celebrate our culture and language,” London said. “We also thought that other people in the community would be interested in attending these gatherings, so their kids could be in touch with other cultures and – of course – learn Spanish.
“The Camas Library was so welcoming and immediately loved the project,” she added. “They had been waiting for volunteers for a long time, so they were very supportive.”