Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Week in the Library...

This week, all grade levels will be continuing to practice library procedures.  We'll also be reading about some characters who sometimes have trouble following the rules but who love to use the library!

Third grade will be reading Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen.


Fourth grade will be reading The Library by Sarah Stewart.


Fifth grade will be reading an excerpt from Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos.

Have a great week!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school and back to the library! This week, students will be attending library orientation with their classes. The Pigeon (from Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus) will be helping us learn about how the library works! What do you think? Should we let the Pigeon use the library?


Monday, August 4, 2014

Storytime for August 5th: Stargazing


This week's storytime is all about stars and the night sky!




Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!


Meet Marla Frazee







Meet Kevin Henkes






Watch this stop-motion animated version of the story:






You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.





And be sure to check out the related online astronomy and stargazing activities:

KidsAstronomy—Learn about the constellations and phases of the moon and download a map of the night sky!
NationalGeographic KidsFind amazing pictures of the stars and learn some star gazing tips
Mr.NussbaumLearn all about the different types of stars, plus much more!

Enchanted LearningActivities and printables about astronomy



And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about stars and the sky!

  • The Magic School Bus Sees Stars by Nancy White
  • Zoo In the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars by Cynthia Rylant
  • Star Gazer by Ben Morgan
  • Arthur and the Comet Crisis by Stephen Krensky
  • Fancy Nancy Sees Stars by Jane O'Connor



Have a great week, and thanks for coming to storytime!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Storytime for July 29th: What's That Smell?


This week's storytime is about smells (good and bad) and how we use our noses!




Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!


Listen to the book here:

















You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.





And be sure to check out the related online activities about our sense of smell:

Kids Health--Learn about the parts of your nose and how they work

Sid the Science Kid--Learn about the five sense in this interactive game

More for Less--Learn how to make a silly sock-matching game with your kids

Sanitation Services--Print these garbage truck coloring pages and activities




And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about smells!

  • Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell by Gary Urey
  • Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald
  • Skunkdog by Emily Jenkins
  • Nasty Stinky Sneakers by Eve Bunting
  • My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven



Have a great week, and we'll see you next Tuesday!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Storytime for July 15th: Pet Parade


This week, we'll be sharing stories about those furry members of our families--our pets!




Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!


Read more about Eric Rohmann and his book, Bone Dog.

Meet Eric Rohmann in the video below:






Here's a preview of A Pet for Petunia






Watch this animated adaptation of Children Make Terrible Pets!






You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.





And be sure to check out the related online activities about pets:

NationalGeographic Kids—check out these hilarious and adorable pet photos!

DiscoveryKidshelp the dog catch the Frisbee in this game!

DLTKarts and crafts featuring cats, dogs, fish, and other pets

EnchantedLearningPet-related rhymes, crafts, activities, and printables



And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about dads!

  • City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
  • Just Me and My Puppy by Mercer Mayer
  • The Cat Came Back by Fred Penner
  • Pocket Pets by Alvin Silverstein
  • The Class Pet from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • The Ferret's a Foot by Colleen A. Venable



Have a great week, and we'll see you next Tuesday!