early literacy

If you were missed our Hibernation storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own cozy storytime at home. 

From Storytime

Although Squirrel's friends warn him that bears eat squirrels, and Bear's friends remind him that squirrels make a good midnight snack, their friendship remains strong.

SLEEPY BEAR (Tune: Where is Thumbkin?)

     Where is brown bear? Where is brown bear?

     Here I am. Here I am.

     How are you this winter?

     Very tired, thank you.

     Go to sleep. Go to sleep. [repeat with other hibernating animals: bat, groundhog, frog, dormouse]

     From Preschool Education & Music

If you were snowed in and missed our Winter storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own chilly storytime for snowy weather. You can also catch this storytime via the Library's Facebook page.

From Storytime

Best in snow by April Pulley Sayre

A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.

 

WINTER HOKEY POKEY

     You put your mittens in, you put your mittens out,

     You put your mittens in, and you shake them all about.

     You do the Winter Pokey and you turn yourself around.

     That's what it's all about! [Repeat, with a boot, your hat, and a snowsuit]

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, January 24 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, January 24 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, January 25 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, January 26 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Friday, January 27 -
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, January 28 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, January 30 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, January 31 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, January 31 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, February 1 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room

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Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, January 24 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, January 25 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, January 26 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Saturday, January 28 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, January 30 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, January 31 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, February 1 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, February 2 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Saturday, February 4 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 6 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room

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If you missed our Cars and Trucks Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to get your own storytime on the move. 

From Storytime

Toot toot beep beep by Emma Garcia

Can you make as much noise as a book full of traffic? Lots of opportunities for audience participation here, but ends quietly.

BLUE CAR, BLUE CAR (Follows the pattern of Brown Bear, Brown Bear)

     Blue Car, Blue Car what do you see? I see an Orange Airplane looking at me.

     Orange Airplane, Orange Airplane what do you see? I see a Yellow Bus looking at me.

     [Follow the pattern with Brown Tractor, Green Taxi, Purple Balloon, Red Ship, etc.]

     For your final verse, finish with: I see my passengers looking at me!

If you missed our Shape Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to get your own storytime in shape. 

From Storytime

They all saw a cat by Brendan Wenzel

In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT SHAPE THIS IS? (Tune: Mary had a little lamb)

     Do you know what shape this is, shape this is, shape this is?

     Do you know what shape this is, shout it out for me. [Triangle, Square, Circle, Star, Heart, etc.]

If you missed our Music Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a storytime that will get your toes tapping at home. 

From Storytime

Hiccupotamus by Steve Smallman

The jungle animals are having a musical celebration! Mouse squeaks, Bird tweets, and Centipede taps his feet. Then more animals hear the music and want to join in, as Monkey, Warthog, and Crocodile bring their own music-making talents to the group. But what is that silly Hippo doing?

 

FIVE LITTLE DRUMS (Built on the framework of one of my favorite fingerplays):

     Five little drums making music at the show (hold up 5 fingers)

     One fell down and started to... ROLL! (roll your hands)

     It bounced offstage and landed with a BOOM.

     How many drums are left in the room? (repeat until all the drums have rolled away)

 

If you missed our Gray Storytime this week, don't be blue. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a colorful storytime that you can do at home. 

From Storytime

My body is tough and gray by Joyce L Markovics

Similar to the Guess What series, this book offers a series of clues for the reader to solve.

I dream of an elephant by Ami Rubinger

Elephants of many colors are described in couplets that invite the reader to complete the rhyme using color-themed clues.

ABC Activity Time

Parent and Child

ABC Activity Time will run for six weeks from November 7 through December 17. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Each playtime is preceded by a storytime, and takes place on

  • Mondays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Tuesdays @ 10:30 and 7:30 PM 
  • Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Thursdays @ 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
  • Fridays @ 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

PLEASE NOTE:

Specific locations are listed below.

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, and there will be no programming on those days.

There will be no storytime on Tuesday, December 13, but we encourage you to attend our Winter Snow Spree.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytimes will run for six weeks from November 7 through December 17. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Each storytime is followed by a half hour of free play, and takes place on

  • Mondays @ 10:00 AM 
  • Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM 
  • Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM 
  • Thursdays @ 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE:

Specific locations are listed below.

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and there will be no programming that day. 

There will be no storytime on Tuesday, December 13, but we encourage you to attend our Winter Snow Spree.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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