early literacy

 

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. 

 

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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. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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."

 

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

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If I'm Trying to Love Spiders doesn't cure your spider phobia, it'll at least make you appreciate how amazing they are...and laugh a lot as you learn about them.

 

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.

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.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, May 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, May 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Celebrate Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week Poster with Animals

This year is the 99th anniversary of Children's Book Week. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people. This year, the program inspiration is "One World, Many Stories" and celebrations last from April 30 to May 6. 

Show your support of children's literature at the library during the week of April 30 to May 6. Come dressed as your favorite children's book character and take your picture with Thorndyke our library bear. Or stop by our Children's Reference Desk to pick up additional activities. #CBW18 

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

 

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In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all, but there's still reason to celebrate.

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