Best of Brooklyn: Librarian Emily Heath

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A reading room at the Clinton Hill Public Library may be even more popular than one of the hottest shows on Broadway, according to parents who send their young children there.

"I have an alarm on my phone that tells me at 10:15 to register," says John Koskotis, of Carroll Gardens, who reserves seats for his son 24 hours in advance of each session. "I don't want to miss out on it."

There are just 20 spots available per reading, and eight sessions a week.

"We started having to issue tickets, and the parents started making jokes that the tickets are harder to get than 'Hamilton' tickets," says Librarian Emily Heath, who organizes the library's story time readings.

Part of the popularity is credited to Heath's storytelling -- which engages infants and toddlers in the audience with clean enunciation and a sing-song voice.

The library plans to add a ninth weekly session soon.

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