Friday, August 28, 2015

Activity Table: Fall Into Reading

In the absence of my associate, I am being forced to come up with my own ideas! This sort of grew out of trying to find things for bored kids to do. I am not going to say how long the table was empty before I finally put it up...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Take Home Storytime: Frogs

  • Program Goals
    • Pass on early literacy message and encourage families to continue early literacy at home
    • Encourage circulation and storytime attendance
    • Reach families who are unable to attend storytime
  • Notes for the future
    • Last used Summer 2015
Miss storytime? You can practice many of the early literacy concepts we use in storytime at home! Don't forget to sign up for text alerts so you can make it to the next storytime!

Theme: Frogs

Use the five early literacy practices; talking, singing, reading, playing and writing with these books and projects!

TALK about frogs. Have you ever seen a frog? Where do frogs live? What do they eat? What kind of sounds do you think a frog would make?

Get ready to WRITE by decorating your frog puppet and bugs.

SING a frog song, like Five Green and Speckled Frogs together.

PLAY with your frog. Tape the frog to the popsicle stick to make a puppet. Can she catch the worm or the dragonfly for her dinner?

READ some of these stories about frogs (find more in the ANIMALS/AMPHIBIANS neighborhood)
  • Frog with the big mouth by Teresa Bateman
  • I don't want to be a frog by Dev Petty
  • Frog Song by Brenda Guiberson
  • Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
For more library events, new books, and more, check out our website at, join us on Facebook, or talk to a librarian. Please let me know if you have suggestions or questions!

Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian, 723-2678 ext. 14

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Activity Table: Summer Memories

This is the activity station for August. I had a volunteer cut out and staple together the little memory books. So far the kids have mostly been interested in drawing on the table and taking the books home to work on, but that's cool too. The form for the books is here.