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IOA Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 Feather River Bulletin James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. the Quincy library forgoes its usual silence policy as babies "goo" and "gaw" in the conference room. Parents of newborns to 2-year-olds bring their children in to participate in the weekly Baby Bounce Storytime. The storytime for toddlers was started in October 2013 to accompany the existing Preschool Storytime Program. The idea was to allow newborns the chance to absorb new language skills by hearing stories and songs. "It's all about early literacy skills," said librarian Dora Mitchell. "Even though the babies are not reading or talking yet, they're getting understanding of the sounds of English. Though they don't understand the story, they're listening to the words and absorbing what words and stories sound like." According Mitchell, the benefits extend beyond the babies to parents as well, Parents with newborns often don't get to socialize as much as they used to, so the Baby Bounce allows parents to meet one another and swap stories of tending to little ones. Additionally, Mitchell pointed out, Baby Bounce Mothers and babies enjoy the stories read at the Baby Bounce Storytime. the chance to socialize with each other, but 'new parents do as well. t~aches parents that may not already know how to read to their children and bring excitement to the story. "It's 'really good for parents to see how to bring a book to life for their kids," said Mitchell. "'There are some parents that never really got read aloud to, so it's important to show them how." For many babies, the program is their introduction into the world of reading. "I think there is something good in seeing that reading is something we do that's really fun," explained Mitchell. Not only do babies get mmm !i Sherry Kumler listens in as,librarian Dora Mitchell reads a sto~, during the Baby Bounce Storytime on Dec. 31, 2014. Theweekly~ event focuses on developing early literacy skills in newborns t~ 2-year-olds. Photos by James Wilson "It's good for them to sit with Preschool Storytime It's a good chance to start a group of people, and see Program, which focuses that before school." everyone enjoying a book. more on kindergarten Parents can bring their One of the big things is readiness skills, babies to the Baby Bounce modeling --- picking up this "We focus more on having Storytime at the library on book can be a fun them sit, listen, take turns Jackson Street each experience." speaking, raising their hands Wednesday at 10 a.m. Once babies grow out of and things like that," Preschool Storytime follows the Baby Bounce Storytime, Mitchell said. "They get to do Baby Bounce, starting at they graduate to the crafts for fine motor skills. 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Frosted The sun tries to make its way through dense clouds hovering above Quincy on the frosty morning of Dec. 29, 20!4. Photo by James Wilson Telemedicine program among state's best,! Ann Powers video, email, telephone or the program's patients. Staff Writer other telecommunication EPHC's telemedicine : apowers@plumasnews.com systems to transmit clinical provides essential health . consultations between a care access to these patients : Eastern Plumas Health doctor and patient. This gives because there are no nearby : Care was recently named one physicians easier access to Medi-Cal providers, added of the top 10 telemedicine rural patients and their Satchwell, performers in the California health data. A company called Telehealth Network. "EPHC's telemedicine TelehealthDocs assists EPHC: EPHC secured the fourth program offers patients the with its operation. It's a team spot out of 800 rural health chance to see the specialists of physicians and care telemedicine clinics they need without having telemedicine specialists statewide. Hospital officials to travel long distances," providing cost-effective say they're excited about the said Linda Satchwell, clinical services, equipment ranking, and plan to up that EPHC public relations acquisition, provider already high standard in the coordinator, training and more. future. The program's specialties"I give a lot of credit to the "My goal for next year is to include psychiatry, telehealth docs and the be in the top three," said psychology, diabetes/dietcommunity in helping us Erica Waldeck, EPHC education, endocrinology,achieve this top 10 honor," telemedicine coordinator, rheumatology, pain said Waldeck. "But fourth is pretty good management and neurology.For more information and I'll take it." 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