early literacy

 

Did you miss our Spooky Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a chillingly thrilling storytime at home!

**Note: none of the books come from our Halloween Holiday Collection.

 

From Storytime

Creepy pair of underwear! by Aaron Reynolds

 

Did you miss our Nursery Rhyme Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a rhyming storytime at home!

 

From Storytime

Hickory dickory dock by Keith Baker

 

Did you miss our Red Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a colorful storytime at home!

From Storytime

Early bird by Toni Yuly

The early bird comes across some breakfast. Point out all the red elements in the illustrations. Also available in Board Book format.

 

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

From Storytime

Little Owl's day by illustrator Divya Srinivasan

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.

** In lieu of ABC Activity Time on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, October 24 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, November 5 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 6 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 6 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 7 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, November 9 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, November 10 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 12 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 13 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 13 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 14 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 15 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 15 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community 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.

** In lieu of Family Storytime on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, all ages, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, November 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 6 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 8 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, November 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 13 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 15 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, November 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, November 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 20 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, November 21 - 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. 

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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.

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