VIDEO: Swim and story time sessions offered to infants, toddlers on Tuesdays at the Muscatine Aquatic Center

[Photo courtesy City of Muscatine]

The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department offers an Infant and Toddler Swim Tuesday mornings at the Muscatine Aquatic Center, and for the past two years the Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center has joined the fun with a pre-swim story time session.

Children’s Librarian Betty Collins was joined this week by Junior Miss River City Peyton Jansen as the two led the children and adults in a rhyming game and a swimming song. Jansen read a short story to the children.

“This is a fun program and something different that we offer,” Collins said. “The Parks and Recreation Department invited us out last year to do a little mini story time before the swim and we said ‘sure’.”

The Musser Public Library offers the story time session at 8:45 a.m. each Tuesday at the entrance to the Aquatic Center in Weed Park. The Aquatic Center opens the gate for the infants, toddlers, and caregivers at 9 a.m. so that they may enjoy the cool waters and fountains of the pool in a less crowded atmosphere.

Everyone is welcome to come to the story time session whether they are going on into the Aquatic Center or not.

“The infant and toddler swim are a great program because it gives little children the opportunity to be in the Aquatic Center without the noise, and the hustle and bustle during regular hours,” Collins said.

The infant and toddler swim and story time is held every Tuesday morning, weather permitting. Contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at (563) 263-0241 for more information.