Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nations largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced it will host a new monthly Spanish-language Storytime at select stores across the country. Barnes & Noble kicks off its new monthly Spanish-language Storytime in May with a reading of ¡Te lo regalo! (You Can Have It!) by Gabriela Keselman and other stories for toddlers. Customers can listen to stories read in Spanish and enjoy word practice and fun activities.
More schools are embracing dual immersion language programs, helping children become fluent speakers in two languages by the time they graduate high school, said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. Were hearing from parents that they want to immerse their children in language learning at a young age, when language acquisition is easy and fun. We believe Spanish-language Storytimes fill a growing demand for this type of early childhood foreign language programming.
¡Te lo regalo! (You Can Have It!) is a tender tale about the solidarity and generosity thats so necessary in modern life. This moving story will encourage the youngest members of the family to share without expecting anything in return.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share our favorite Spanish-language books with customers attending our new monthly Spanish-language Storytimes, said Denise Duarte, Spanish-Language Childrens Buyer for Barnes & Noble. The May selection, ¡Te lo regalo!, was just nominated for a Latino Book Award in the category of Most Inspirational Childrens Picture Book Spanish. Its an important story about learning to share with adorable animal illustrations the children will love.
Barnes & Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public. Days and times of the Spanish-language Storytimes will vary by store. To discover more, visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 663 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Webs largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 696 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.
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