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Family Storytime with an ASL Interpreter

We always want storytime to be a welcoming and inclusive experience for our whole community at Richland Library. At our 10:30 am Saturday Storytime, we and our ASL Interpreter will welcome you and your family with hearts and hands in recognition of Deaf Awareness Month.

Afterwards, families can meet with SC Hands & Voices, a nonprofit organization that connects deaf and hard of hearing children and their caregivers with support and resources.

Questions? Call 929-3434.


Amazon Says: A mother and daughter spend a sunny day at the beach together where they swim, dance, build sandcastles, and, most importantly, communicate. But their communication is not spo more...
Amazon Says: A mother and daughter spend a sunny day at the beach together where they swim, dance, build sandcastles, and, most importantly, communicate. But their communication is not spoken; rather, it is created by loving hands that use American Sign Language. Readers will learn how to sign 15 words using American Sign Language with the help of sidebars that are both instructive and playful. And the beautifully illustrated beach scenes will appeal both to the deaf community and to hearing parents and children, who will enjoy this gentle introduction to some basic words in ASL. Hands & Hearts is a picture book unlike any other, revealing the special bond between mother and child. Praise for Hands & Hearts "A memorable excursion." --Kirkus Reviews "The book is recommended for libraries with an interest in ASL, and those in need of beach-themed picture books for the mommy-and-me crowd." --School Library Journal less...
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Amazon Says: Full-color illustrations and simple text introduce young readers to the alphabet of the American Sign Language, and features hand signs for food, including peas, bread, and ch more...
Amazon Says: Full-color illustrations and simple text introduce young readers to the alphabet of the American Sign Language, and features hand signs for food, including peas, bread, and cheese. less...
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Amazon Says: The world is quieter if you are deaf. What is that like? How do people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate? How do videophones work? Learn all about sign language, hea more...
Amazon Says: The world is quieter if you are deaf. What is that like? How do people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate? How do videophones work? Learn all about sign language, hearing aids, and the latest technology that helps people who are deaf interact with the people in their lives. less...
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Moses Sees a Play by Isaac Millman
Amazon Says: A lively performance by the Little Theatre of the Deaf Actors from the Little Theatre of the Deaf are coming to Moses' school, and Moses and his classmates are going t more...
Amazon Says: A lively performance by the Little Theatre of the Deaf Actors from the Little Theatre of the Deaf are coming to Moses' school, and Moses and his classmates are going to see a play! A class from another school joins them, and Moses is introduced to Manuel, who has just moved to the United States. Manuel doesn't know English or sign language yet. Moses, being deaf, knows how hard it can be when no one understands you, so he tries communicating with Manuel using body gestures, while also teaching him some simple signs. This delightful book about Moses incorporates clear and colorful pictures, written English, and American Sign Language (ASL). Detailed diagrams of the signs are included so that readers can learn along with Manuel. A Junior Library Guild Selection less...
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What Is Sign Language? by Deborah Kent
Amazon Says: For people who are deaf, learning language is different. Many learn sign language to let people know what they are thinking or feeling. They motion with their hands, faces, an more...
Amazon Says: For people who are deaf, learning language is different. Many learn sign language to let people know what they are thinking or feeling. They motion with their hands, faces, and bodies to communicate. Learn the history of sign language, how it is used today, and how it is the first language for a special fourth-grade girl. less...
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The Sound of All Things by Myron Uhlberg
Amazon Says: Experience the sights and sounds of 1930s Brooklyn and Coney Island through the eyes―and ears―of a hearing boy and his deaf parents. A Brooklyn family takes an outing to C more...
Amazon Says: Experience the sights and sounds of 1930s Brooklyn and Coney Island through the eyes―and ears―of a hearing boy and his deaf parents. A Brooklyn family takes an outing to Coney Island, where they enjoy the rides, the food, and the sights. The father longs to know how everything sounds. Though his son does his best to interpret their noisy surroundings through sign language, he struggles to convey the subtle differences between the “loud” of the ocean and the “loud” of a roller coaster. When the family drops in at the library after dinner, the boy makes a discovery. Perhaps the words he needs are within reach, after all. Myron Uhlberg’s story, based on his own childhood experiences, covers the almost unique topic within children’s books of children raised by deaf parents. Ted Papoulas beautifully and sensitively portrays the family’s day to bring the whole experience to life for readers. less...
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