early literacy

 

In case you missed our Foxes storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own foxy storytime at home.

From Storytime

My ears are huge and fuzzy by Jessica Rudolph

In this book, young readers will learn all the different traits of a particular animal, and then get to guess what it is.

 

In case you missed our Duck storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own quacking storytime at home.

From Storytime

When Mama Duck's eggs hatch, revealing Feather, Flap, and Spike she feels like the luckiest duck in the pond.

In case you missed our Star storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own twinkly storytime at home.

From Storytime

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray

Explores the wonder of stars, whether they are in the night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to come, or in one's pocket for those days when one does not feel shiny.

 

In case you missed our Frog storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own jumpy storytime at home.

From Storytime

Spotted singers by Kelly Calhoun

Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. 

 

In case you missed our Rain storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own stormy storytime at home.

From Storytime

Raindrops roll by April Pulley Sayre

In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance.

 

In case you missed our Feet storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own stompy storytime at home.

From Storytime

A counting book featuring animals with different numbers of feet.

In case you missed our Fruits and Veggies storytime at Fresh Thyme this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own healthy eating storytime at home.

From Storytime

 

IF YOU LIKE CARROTS AND YOU KNOW IT (Adapted from "If you're happy and you know it")

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, and you really want to show it, 

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     (Repeat with: broccoli/stomp your feet; squash/shout hurray; cabbage/dance around)

 

 

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.

**NOTE: The library is closed on Monday, October 9. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: The Family Music Fest will take place on Saturday, October 14. Regular storytime attendees are invited to attend instead of the Saturday Storytime.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, September 22 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, September 23 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 25 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 26 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 26 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 27 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 28 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 28 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 29 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, September 30 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity 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.

**NOTE: The library is closed on Monday, October 9. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: The Family Music Fest will take place on Saturday, October 14. Regular storytime attendees are invited to attend the 10:00AM musical act, Beverly Meyers - The Music Lady, instead of the Saturday Storytime.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, September 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 26 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 28 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, October 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, October 3 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, October 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

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Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 months and younger with a loving adult, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes carefully chosen to build awareness of language and vocabulary, foster a love of books, and provide a fun, interactive experience for babies and parents/caregivers.

Registration opens August 25.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
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