Ahoy! Thar be young readerrrrs


Janet Frye, children’s librarian, reads a pirate-themed book to young pirate recruits during the story time at Herrick Memorial Library.


Sabrina Rosecrans, three, has one of the best seats in the house for the story time in her father Chris’ lap.


Pirates can follow rules as these three pirate wannabe’s listen intently to the story: Willow Baxter, three; Zachary Beall, six months; Jesse Beall, two.


Jesse Beall gets up close to listen to the pirate tales.


Lia Forgacs, three, fills her treasure chest with jewels as mom Anita looks on.


Avast, yon pirates have taken over the ship and they are Broolyn Stevens, four, and Brayden Stevens, two.


Photos by Catherine Gabe | Wellington Enterprise

Landlubbers turned into pirates at a recent story time at the Herrick Memorial Library. Stories, sea chants and treasure chests were all part of the maritime fun for toddlers. Janet Frye, children’s librarian, chose pirates as a daring theme to explore when the mid-winter blahs often set in. The result? Lots of new pirates may be wandering the streets of Wellington — aye, matey!

Janet Frye, children’s librarian, reads a pirate-themed book to young pirate recruits during the story time at Herrick Memorial Library.

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Janet Frye, children’s librarian, reads a pirate-themed book to young pirate recruits during the story time at Herrick Memorial Library.

Sabrina Rosecrans, three, has one of the best seats in the house for the story time in her father Chris’ lap.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/03/web1_IMG_2058.jpgSabrina Rosecrans, three, has one of the best seats in the house for the story time in her father Chris’ lap.

Pirates can follow rules as these three pirate wannabe’s listen intently to the story: Willow Baxter, three; Zachary Beall, six months; Jesse Beall, two.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/03/web1_IMG_2059.jpgPirates can follow rules as these three pirate wannabe’s listen intently to the story: Willow Baxter, three; Zachary Beall, six months; Jesse Beall, two.

Jesse Beall gets up close to listen to the pirate tales.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/03/web1_IMG_2087.jpgJesse Beall gets up close to listen to the pirate tales.

Lia Forgacs, three, fills her treasure chest with jewels as mom Anita looks on.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/03/web1_IMG_2091.jpgLia Forgacs, three, fills her treasure chest with jewels as mom Anita looks on.

Avast, yon pirates have taken over the ship and they are Broolyn Stevens, four, and Brayden Stevens, two.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/03/web1_IMG_2102.jpgAvast, yon pirates have taken over the ship and they are Broolyn Stevens, four, and Brayden Stevens, two.