The Baltimore County Public Library has begun a daily cable television program intended to promote reading and literacy among children ages 4 and younger, including read-aloud stories and tips for parents and those who take care of children.
Called "Naptime Stories With Sneaks" - and featuring the library's reading mascot, Sneaks the Cat - the program, produced by the library, made its debute Monday. It airs from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday on Comcast Channel 25, which carries county programs. Producers say each half-hour program features stories appropriate for a particular age group: children up to 2 years of age Tuesdays and Thursdays and ages 2 to 4 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Librarians will take turns reading such stories as "Quack and Count" by Keith Baker and "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" by William Steig.