Bilingual youth program at library welcomes native English or Spanish speakers

       ¡Vamos a hablar en Espanol y Ingles! If you'd like to know what that means - or if you already do - a new bilingual learning program at the Old Colorado City Library may be just the thing.
       Geared for children, the free program uses stories and poems in English and Spanish, according to Kathy Taylor, a library page who was a bilingual teacher at an elementary school in the Harrison School District for 28 years.
       The bilingual nights are scheduled on the fifth Tuesday of months that have them. The next will be Tuesday, March 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
       No reservations are necessary. The library is at 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
       “It's something we just started,” Taylor said. “We only know one Spanish-speaking family that's been coming. But the English-speaking kids seem to enjoy it.”
       The library would especially like native Spanish speakers to attend, according to Library Manager Jocelyne Sansing. She said the Westside has a “hidden Hispanic population” and this program is a way to “invite those folks in.”
       For more information, call the library at 634-1698.

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