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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Children gathered at the Austintown library Jan. 3 to listen to children's librarian Lindsay Cramer during the library's Gotta Move story time.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Lindsay Cramer danced with children gathered at the Austintown library on Jan. 3 for the Gotta Move story time.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Lindsay Cramer, the children's librarian at Austintown library, warmed up for the Gotta Move story time, dancing to music with the children gathered at the event.


The Austintown library hosted its Gotta Move story time on Jan. 3.

Children’s librarian Lindsay Cramer ran the event, geared towards 2-5 year-olds.

“The goal is to get out some of the energy children that age always has, while working on early literacy skills,” Cramer said.

Cramer said the event stimulates brain development by keeping children engaged in different types of movement.

During the event, Cramer has children dance along with music, sign songs and act out stories.

Cramer said children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, because they will be active for the entire hour long class.

The event also utilized rhymes and literature based music to help children gain early literacy understanding without even realizing it.

“We want them to have a lot of fun, but also still get those skills while they are young,” Cramer said.

She said that many people come week after week, but new children and their families are always welcome to attend.

For more information about upcoming library events, visit the library’s website at

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