early literacy

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.

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Monday, October 8. There will be no programs on this date.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 10 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 14 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, September 15 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 17 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 19 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 21 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

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.

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Monday, October 8. There will be no programs on this date.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 25 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

 

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

From Storytime

Got to dance by Mary-Claire Helldorfer

A young city girl dances away the summertime blues with her grandfather.

 

Did you miss our Octopus Storytime? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an under-the-sea storytime you can do at home. 

 

From Storytime

Awesome arms by Felicia Macheske

Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. For more animal guessing mysteries, check out the rest of the Guess What series.

 

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

From Storytime

 

We tried "Rushing Around in Russia," which goes like this:

 

 

     We were rushing around in Russia but we stopped to say hello.

     доброе утпо (say "DOBRO'YE UTRO")

     Good morning

     Then we were soon on the go.

 

     We were rushing around in Russia during the middle of the day.

     добрый день (say "DOBREE  D'YEN")

     Good Afternoon

     Then we hurried on our way.

 

     We were rushing around in Russia during a star-filled night.

     добрый вечер (say "DOBREE  V'YECHER")

     Good evening

     Then we were quickly out of sight.

 

 

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

 

From Storytime

The great big green by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

A lyrical ode to the planet poses a riddle that invites children to identify an enormous object that is green everywhere it is not blue and is covered with green plants and creatures.

 

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

 

From Storytime

Edgar Degas walks through the streets of Paris observing life in the city and creating art based on some of the things he sees. He stops at the opera house to watch the ballerinas.

 

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

From Storytime

Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver

An adventure in the river with Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe is marked by a safari of unusual nautical sightings, including a goat in a boat, a calf on a raft, and a whole flotilla of whales and gorillas.

 

Did you miss our Mail Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a postal storytime you can do at home. Maybe you can send your own letter after you're done.

From Storytime

Spots in a box by Helen Ward

Ordering some spots by mail when he worries about his lack thereof, a young guinea fowl is surprised by his delivery, which contains spots of various sizes, colors, and patterns.

 

Did you miss our Alphabet Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a "letter"-ary storytime you can do at home. Don't forget that the beginning of our J Picture Book section is dedicated to books about the alphabet.

 

From Storytime

Alphabet under construction by Denise Fleming

A busy mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R."

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