Beginning Readers

It may be hard to believe, but spring will be here soon! To help you get in the spirit, check out some of our fiction and non-fiction books on the subject!

Presents craft projects for spring, including cotton ball sheep, a daffodil made from an egg carton, and popsicle stick flowers.

Animals in spring by Martha E. H. Rustad

Describes some of the activities of animals during the spring, including bears waking up, birds returning from the south, ducklings hatching, and honeybees leaving the hive.

Stephen Hawking was a famous physicist and cosmologist who died on March 14, 2018. Despite suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease for most of his life, Hawking received many awards and much success for his work. Learn about Hawking and his subject matter with some of the titles below. 

Chronicles the life and career of the theoretical physicist, from his battle with ALS to his work on black holes.

Provides information on several notable people in science, including Alhazen, Marie Curie, and Stephen Hawking.

If you weren't able to make it to our STEAM program about the moon, don't worry! Here are some books (fiction and non-fcition) that talk about the Earth's moon! 

Die-cut pages show the phases of the moon as it shines on animals all over the world, from sea turtles laying eggs on the beach to frogs in the jungle and mice in the fields.

Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant

Text and illustrations depict the varied seasonal full moons that change and assume personalities of their own throughout the year..

A Big Guy Took My Ball Book Cover

 

Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books delight readers of all ages, but if you're looking for something new after the humorous hijinks of Piggie and Gerald, look no further.

Give one of the following books, authors, or series a try.

What is chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas

Duck's imagination gets the best of him when he asks his critter companions for help escaping a mysterious pursuer. Find more of Jan Thomas' simple and humorous style at J READER THO.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the lobby area or in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Community Room from 2:00 - 2:30 pm starting Friday, April 20 through Friday, May 25. There is no Monday morning preschool storytime during our staff renovation. Register online beginning Thursday, March 22.

Fridays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, April 20 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, April 27 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 4 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 11 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 18 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 25 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.

K Club: Engaging Elephants

Do Elephants make friends? We will answer this question and others at our K Club program intended for children ages 4-6. Science skills will be used as we create, explore, and talk about these enormous creatures as well as read some funny stories and make an elephant snack. Our BIG fun will take place on Saturday, April 14, 11:00 - 12:00.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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

From Storytime

Sweet hearts by Jan Carr

A young girl celebrates Valentine's Day by making and hiding paper hearts around the house for her family to discover. Includes directions for making hearts and a brief history of Valentine's Day.

 

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.

This week we had a tasty Dessert Storytime! Since we did this theme twice, there are twice as many books to enjoy. Be sure to grab a snack before reading. 

Books Read in Storytime

Did you miss our Sick & Get Well Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Llama Llama's mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, so when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.

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