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Story time at St. Charles nature center

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  • St. Charles Public Youth Services Librarian Valerie Verscaj reads to kids Friday during the Kane County Forest Preserve District's "Story Time at the Nature Center" at the Creek Bend Nature Center in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.

       St. Charles Public Youth Services Librarian Valerie Verscaj reads to kids Friday during the Kane County Forest Preserve District's "Story Time at the Nature Center" at the Creek Bend Nature Center in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Seven-year-old Maggie Krause, center, of Oak Brook, holds her sister Hannah, 3, on her lap while listening to the stories.

       Seven-year-old Maggie Krause, center, of Oak Brook, holds her sister Hannah, 3, on her lap while listening to the stories.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • St. Charles Public Youth Services Librarian Valerie Verscaj reads to kids Friday at the Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles.

       St. Charles Public Youth Services Librarian Valerie Verscaj reads to kids Friday at the Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 

Surrounded by wildlife displays, Valerie Verscaj kept kids entertained Friday with her animated readings at the Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles.

The St. Charles youth services librarian kept the children's interest with songs, movement and reading during the monthly "Story Time at the Nature Center" program.

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More than 30 parents and children filtered into the newly added Creek Bend Nature Center in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve to take advantage of the lively program.

The series is for children 5 and younger and their caregivers.

The programs are free, but advance registration is required. To register, call (630) 444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com. Visit kaneforest.com.

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