Jeannine Pasini Beekman, an award-winning performer and recording artist, will be the presenter at this morning's Story Time at the Vernon Parish Library.
The first session begins at 9:15; the second begins at 10:15 a.m..
Each session least 45 minutes.
Beekman, of Benton, believes that stories are an unsurpassed tool for stimulating creativity and imagination, increasing cultural awareness, building self-esteem and balancing technology, she said.
She grew up in a family of storytellers and has been a professional storyteller for 33 years. She is known throughout the country for her wit, passion and integrity.
Her recording of participation stories for young children "Turn Up Your Imagination" was a recipient of the 1996 Parent's Choice Award.
She draws from an extensive repertoire of folklore and literature to present developmentally appropriate programs at the pre-kindergarden through adult level. She currently  serves as a Louisiana Humanities Scholar and a Prime Time Family Reading Storyteller.