Friends of the Bridge City Public Library Host Story Time

With the first story time for the Bridge City Public Library complete, the beginning of summer story time was deemed a success. Armadillo Alice and Jack Rabbit from Hey Lolly Productions of Austin, Texas were greeted at the Bridge City Community Center by over 150 children and parents.

Alice, portrayed by Laura Freeman, is an award winning musician and children’s performer and has performed at the Vancouver Folk Fest, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest and many points in between.

The editors of Parenting Magazine featured Freeman’s CD, Color Wheel Cartwheel, in their book Baby Must Haves. Jack Rabbit was portrayed by Heather Jarry also of Austin. She combined her background in fine arts, illustration, design and music to bring her puppet creations to life.

Jarry received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Texas and studied with master puppeteers at the O’Neill Puppetry Conference. She has performed in Spain, Puerto Rico and the southwestern US.

The second story time hosted by The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library will be Wednesday, June 15. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist from the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Preserve will read a book about wetland critters. They are expected to bring alligators and small animals found in the wild.

Story time is each Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bridge City Community Center located at 105 Parkside Drive, next to the Bridge City Public Library. It last until noon. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Children may pick up summer reading library logs to track their reading skills. Awards will be given at the end of the story time series and prizes will be given to those who turn in their reading logs.

For more information about becoming a volunteer with The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library, call 735-4242.