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Fraser Valley librarians share storytime video about kindness for Anti-Bullying Day

Julie Penner (left) and Janet Woyke, librarians with the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, have filmed a video storytime for Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 24) where they read ‘When We Are Kind.’ (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Two Chilliwack librarians have put together a special storytime video about kindness which will be released on Anti-Bullying Day on Feb. 24.

Julie Penner and Janet Woyke with the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) in Chilliwack will be reading from the book ‘When We Are Kind’ by Monique Gray Smith.

“We wanted to focus on how to be proactively positive,” Penner said.

The book teaches kids how to be kind to people of all ages and all backgrounds, but it also shows them how to be kind to animals and the Earth. It uses simple language and is geared towards children up to age 10.

It’s the perfect message to share as the FVRL wants to promote positivity and kindness, especially in the middle of a pandemic.

“It’s a time where we really need to be so patient and compassionate with everyone,” Penner said.

The video is just one of many ‘Explorytime’ videos the two librarians have filmed during the pandemic as a way to bring stories, education and sometimes even crafts to children virtually.

Source: Langley Advance Times