Sharkey’s Storytime: The Power of Words! The Power of Words. Enjoy some of our Youth Services Librarians' favorite books and learn about the importance of language and early literacy. NOTE: Storyteller Mij Byram will not be able to join us. We look forward to seeing her another time. When Wednesday, October 11th — 10:30 am to 11:15 am Where Program Room 1017 Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. Recommended for children ages 3 – 5 years with their caregivers. This event is part of the Raise a Reader, Sharkey's Storytime series.