Beginning Readers

 

The American Library Association announced its 2020 Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many 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.

2020 Geisel Award Winner

Stop! Bot! by James Yang

Who here loves a dog? Who has one (or two, or three)? We found out in storytime that dogs need lots of love, care, and exercise. Enjoy these stories and songs from storytime highlighting dogs!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Close Up of Brown Bear with Black Hat Neatly Trimmed with Plaid Ribbon and Berries

 

Hey Kids,

It's that time of year when I really love watching snow fall in the courtyard outside, hearing all of the friendly patrons going about their business, and then when everyone goes home, curling up with a cozy book of my own. Some of my favorite are in the Easy Reader collection, and include lots of winter fun and friends. Read on for some suggestions of wintery reads.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

When the first snow of winter falls, Catina worries about all her plans for the day being ruined, so her friend Houndsley tries to help Catina let go of her worries and enjoy the quiet time of a snowy day.

Experience To Go Kits are an all-in-one box kit created to help you pursue your best life and try something new.  The Snow Day kit will help you enjoy the winter weather both outside and in. Highlights of this box include a great snow themed book, do-it-yourself snowman, recipes, and more. Are you interested in more ways to celebrate an unplanned day off from school or shaking off those winter blues?

Snow Day Themed Books

Even though the snow is falling fast outside and the temps are very chilly, we can still have fun inside at Storytime learning about birds! Tweet, Tweet, everyone!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Even though Halloween can be a scary time, storytime is a great place to explore Spooky but not Scary stories. There are so many great options out there. Be sure to check them out and watch out for ghosts!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Sometimes we can't just travel to another place instantly. However, thanks to Storytime, we can travel to many other places just by turning the page and reading a book. Enjoy taking your next trip with these great books!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

A Biography is a book that tells the true story of a person's life.  Storytime is great place to explore beginning Biographies as a way to introduce young readers to non-fiction.  Enjoy!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

STEAM Junior

MIssmatched letters representing science, technology, art, and math to spell the acronym STEAM

Kids aged 6-7 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math are first introduced to a topic and supporting ideas behind it. After learning about the topic, participants will engage in activities that demonstrate principles and bring concepts to life.

Please note: participants must arrive on time, latecomers may not be admitted. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, January 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room STEAM Junior- Mystery STEAM Register
Thursday, February 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room STEAM Junior - Engineering & Design Register
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