Songs, dance and books related to Thanksgiving had area youths attentive and entertained at Lee County Library.

The event took place Wednesday morning, part of the library’s Story Time, activity, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday at the library. About a dozen children ranging in age from toddler to five or six years of age, listen with enthusiasm as Sarah Wall, the library’s Youth Services Librarian, reads several stories related to Thanksgiving to the group, stopping briefly to show the books pictures to the children.

“We usually pick a theme and then put songs, books and children around one them,” she said.

The theme at Wednesday’s Story Time was Thanksgiving dinner.

After reading books related to eating and Thanksgiving, Wall engages the group to sing songs about the holiday, then dance, doing the Turkey Pokey, a spin on the Hokey Pokey. Wall also led a musical marching circle with the children playing all kinds of hand instruments from a tambourine to a triangle.

“The kids really like them,” she said.

The parents do as well.

“We love Story Time at the library,” said Breanne Medlin, 31 about herself and two daughters. “We come every week, usually on Thursdays.”

“I like that it was a Thanksgiving theme,” she said. “It gives us a chance to talk about what we do on Thanksgiving. I stay at home and home school the children and it’s a good way to plan (lessons) for the week.”