Big Hearts: Teacher turned librarian inspires Abilene youngsters

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) – “I used to be a teacher. I taught for a number of years,” says Ellene Cudd.The chapter that followed took Ellene Cudd to the Abilene Public library, where she’s children’s librarian.

“I love what I do. I love being involved with kids. This helps them be exposed to literacy at a younger age,” Cudd adds. 

At Super Story time each month she brings the pages to life through readings, song, puppetry, and crafts, “It’s just fun to be planning these activities, these stories, and things. It’s very satisfying and fulfilling to me.”

It’s also free fun for families, “This is something that families can come in and do together. We supply all the supplies for the crafts.”

From start to finish, it’s a monthly adventure bound to inspire these Abilene youngsters.

“They should because it helps build those foundation literacy concepts. The stories we read featured rhyming, featured questions, good literacy techniques and stuff for kids to be exposed to as they become older, they stay excited about reading,” Cudd says. 

Story times are offered at all library branch locations on different days. 

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