early literacy

 

Did you miss our Spider Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a buggy storytime you can do at home.

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If I'm Trying to Love Spiders doesn't cure your spider phobia, it'll at least make you appreciate how amazing they are...and laugh a lot as you learn about them.

 

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many of us recognize Dr. Seuss as an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue and improve on that tradition today. If you need a fun suggestion for a beginning reader, this list has some great ideas. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Geisel Award Winner

Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

Family Storytime

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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

Thursday, April 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 19 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, April 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, April 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, May 1 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, May 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 3 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, May 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Celebrate Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week Poster with Animals

This year is the 99th anniversary of Children's Book Week. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people. This year, the program inspiration is "One World, Many Stories" and celebrations last from April 30 to May 6. 

Show your support of children's literature at the library during the week of April 30 to May 6. Come dressed as your favorite children's book character and take your picture with Thorndyke our library bear. Or stop by our Children's Reference Desk to pick up additional activities. #CBW18 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 30 (All day) to Sunday, May 6 (All day) Children's Library Children's Book Week

 

Did you miss our Home Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a storytime you can do at home.

 

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In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all, but there's still reason to celebrate.

 

Did you miss our Garden Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a can't-wait-for-spring storytime you can do at home.

 

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Plants can't sit still by Rebecca E Hirsch

 

Did you miss our Construction Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a mighty storytime you can do at home.

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Mighty, mighty construction site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.

 

Did you miss our Books and Reading themed Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a bookish storytime you can do at home.

 

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Read to tiger by S. J. Fore

A little boy who wants to read his book keeps being distracted by a tiger who is busy chomping on gum, growling, and practicing karate kicks. Lots of opportunities for fun noises.

 

Did you miss our Dragon Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a fiery storytime you can do at home.

 

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The storybook knight by Helen Docherty

Ordered by his parents to tame a dragon, a gentle knight who prefers reading to fighting arms himself with a book.

Unicorns are bringers of joy. Did you miss our Thursday morning storytime where we talked all about the wonders of Unicorns? Have no fear--here are some great titles that you and your littles can read at home:

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I am a unicorn! by Michaela Schuett

While Frog is convinced he's a unicorn with his clip-on tail, party hat horn, and ability to fly on swings, Goat is determined to show Frog that he's not, but Goat is about to learn that when someone truly believes, sometimes magic happens.

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