Utica, NY - The Utica Public Library is reminding families with young children that Reading-Playtime Workshops are being offered monthly at the library.

The program focuses on children ages three to five. Games and songs with a literacy focus are designed to assist parents and caregivers get children ready for school. The events are free of charge.

The next sessions are being offered on March 31, 2012 and April 21 at 10:30am.

More information is available by calling the Utica Public Library at (315) 735.2279. You can "like" the Youth Services Department on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/uticapubliclibrary.youthservices.

Additionally a week-long book sale will be held to benefit the library.  The sale will be:    March 26-27, 2012 from 10:00am to 7:00pm, March 28-30, 2012 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and March 31, 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.