Storytime Anytime!

Storytime returns beginning October 1, 2020 with a new digital format.  Join us for a combination of live and pre-recorded events to keep your 5 and under crowd active and engaged.  If your kids miss singing and dancing along with Ms Carol and Miss Bonnie,  here they are with virtual songs, crafts and stories!

Storytime will be on hiatus after our November 20th, 2020 program.  Please rejoin us in January 2021 for new stories, songs and games!  

For more family friendly activities, please join us on Facebook.  For reading resources, please see our  Read With Us page.  We hope to see you again soon!
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Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10 am
Preschool Power Live via Zoom

Join Miss Bonnie for stories, songs, fingerplays and more.  The library building is closed, but we can meet online!  Reading, rhyming, singing, and talking inspire literacy and language development, the foundations of learning. Storytime is structured to help show parents and caregivers how they can help their child interact with books and develop early literacy skills, too!   Especially for ages 3 to 5.   Please register for the Zoom meetings to attend.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Sing-a-Song Storytime

Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book Biscuit Is Thankful by Alyssa Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories.  Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged!  Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old.   

Biscuit Is Thankful is read with permission of HarperCollins Publishers. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Sing-a-Song Storytime

Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin.  Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged!  Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old.   

Monsters Love Colors is read with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Sing-a-Song Storytime

Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book I'm Dirty by Kate and Jim McMullan.  Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged!  Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old.   

I'm Dirty is read with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

October 29, 2020
Sing-a-Song Storytime

Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book Five Little Pumpkins illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.  Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged!  Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old.    Five Little Pumpkins read with permission of Harper Collins Publishers.

October 22, 2020
 Sing-a-Song Storytime

Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book Pots and Pans by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Diane de Groat. Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged!  Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old.   Pots and Pans is read with permission of Harper Collins Publishers.

October 20, 2020
Move to Learn

Learn fun strategies to incorporate early math concepts into everyday activities you can do at home. In this third video, Children's Librarian Ms. Carol will show you how to move around with your little ones while learning about numbers and quantities. An interactive time for 1-6 year olds and their parents or caregivers.  Move to Learn was developed by Project Child Success partners, and funded by Boeing.    

October 15, 2020
Sing-a-Song Storytime

Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book Smashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.  Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged!  Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old.   Smashy Town is read with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

October 13, 2020
Move to Learn

Learn fun strategies to incorporate early math concepts into everyday activities you can do at home. In this second video, Children's Librarian Ms. Carol will show you how to move around with your little ones while learning about weights and measure. An interactive time for 1-6 year olds and their parents or caregivers.  Move to Learn was developed by Project Child Success partners, and funded by Boeing.  

October 8, 2020
Sing-A-Song Storytime 

Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book Wrapping Paper Romp by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas.  Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged! Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old.  

October 6, 2020
Move To Learn

Learn fun strategies to incorporate early math concepts into everyday activities you can do at home.  In this first video, Children's Librarian Ms. Carol will show you how to move around with your little ones while learning about basic shapes. An interactive time for 1-6 year olds and their parents or caregivers.  Move to Learn was developed by Project Child Success partners, and funded by Boeing. 

October 1, 2020
Sing-A-Song Storytime

Join Ms Carol and Ms Debi as they sing, dance and get moving to fun songs!  This program is approximately 12 minutes long and is recommended for ages 6 and younger.  Click here for last week's episode!  Wrapping Paper Romp is read with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Song: Sticky, Sticky Bubblegum

Want to pair this song with a book? Try out Bebé Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Steven Salerno, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song:  Skinnamarink

Want to pair this song with a book?  Try out I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow and illustrated by Robert Neubecker, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song:  Open-Shut Them

Want to pair this song with a book?  Try out Stretch by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Scott Menchin, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song: Tommy & Tammy Thumb

Want to pair this song with a book?  Try out Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song:  The Wheels on the Bus

Want to pair this song with a book? Try out All Aboard the Dinotrain by Suzanne Santillan and illustrated by Atilio Pernisco, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card. 

Song: Shake Your Shakers

Want to pair this song with a book? Try out Wiggle by Durga Bernhard, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

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How Bear got His Stumpy Tail 

Here’s a polar bear craft you can make. Guess what I like to do? I like to glue on cotton balls instead of glitter, to make the bear fuzzy. It’s even better if your little one pulls the balls apart- which is great for hand-eye coordination, and developing strength in those hand muscles needed for writing. Of course, crayons or markers are fun, too.

The Caterpillar Who Wanted to Fly 

Here’s a  caterpillar craft you can make.  You can glue it onto paper, if you don’t want to make a puppet!   

Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. 

How about  making a mask?  Masks invite kids to use their imagination—perhaps you will invent a new story!

Hungry Spider and Turtle   

Here’s a fun craft to make a turtle. If you don’t have a potato masher, your preschooler can draw the body.    

It Looked Like Spilt Milk 

Go outside and look at the clouds.   Can you find some interesting shapes?  Afterward, here are several crafts to go with It Looked Like Spilt Milk.  I like the one with paint blots, but you can choose your favorite!  

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Here’s a  math craft to go with The Doorbell Rang.  And.... instead of making paper cookies, you could even use real cookies—YUM! 

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss  

Carrot seeds are pretty easy to grow, but they take 2-3 weeks to germinate.  If you’d rather try the paper version, here’s a link to a coloring page.  And if you want it to look like it’s growing in dirt, mix a little cocoa powder with a tiny bit of water and paint it over the carrot! 

Moongame by Frank Asch  

Here’s a fun moon craft for you!   

Another option is to mix flour and water to make a paste. Create a moon by spreading a circle of this paste on some heavy paper or cardboard, then add texture by pressing a small object into the paste to make craters. Let it dry, and you have a 3-D moon! 

More Pies by Robert Munsch  

Here is a pie craft you can make—and it smells good, too!  If you want another option, weave strips of paper to make the top into a lattice crust. Great fine motor skill practice for little fingers! 

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont  

Here are FIVE, count them FIVE activities to enjoy, based on this book.   

My favorite is the Colorful Painted Handprint Keepsakes. Which one do YOU like best? 

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins  

How about some science today?  Check out these wind activities

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

Encourage kids to make greeting cards for people who are special to them. They can draw pictures that show how they feel about the people.  First, ask children to close their eyes and imagine the people to whom they are sending their greetings and why the people are important.  Then, after children complete their greeting cards, suggest that they write greetings at the top of their cards or questions they might like to ask.  If possible, deliver them to the special people. 

 I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Here are five activities to go with this week's story.  Miss Bonnie's favorite is the Colorful Painted Handprint art project.  Which one do you like best?