Miss Kelly's Award-Winning Storytime
June 10, 2013
When I begged my manager 5 years ago to let me stop doing storytime, I had no idea it would be one of the best ideas I would ever have. That somewhat selfish request on my part introduced Miss Kelly and her storytimes to the Grandview Branch. Over the last five years, Kelly Meyers has proven herself to be a wonderful asset to our branch and our community. Her Tuesday morning storytimes have grown by leaps and bounds over the years and continue to be the most popular programs we have at Grandview.
To the average onlooker, Miss Kelly's storytimes may just seem like preschoolers singing, dancing, and listening to stories. But if you stop to look deeper, you will discover that everything Kelly incorporates into her storytimes is to stimulate cognitive development, to promote early literacy, and to instill in her audience the love of learning.
On May 24th, the MoKan chapter of FirstBook, a nationwide literacy advocacy group, honored Kelly with their first ever Community Literacy Award, given to a person working to promote literacy in their community. Tahmeka Thompson, Grandview Branch patron and board member of FirstBook MoKan, nominated Kelly for the award and said that Kelly and her storytimes "amazed" her. Ms. Thompson went on to say that no one deserved this award more than Kelly, and everyone at the Grandview branch agrees. We are all honored to have her on our team at the Grandview Branch and are so proud of her.
Congratulations Kelly! Thank you for all you do for your branch and for the community of Grandview.