Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Get your two (or more) reading logs returned to the library by NOON on Wed. July 24th!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Earth Day Storytime

Opening Song: The More We Get Together

*We sing and clap to our opening song.  All Stillwater Public Library story times start with this song and the children learn that song means story time is starting.
 
Book: The Earth Day book by Todd Parr

Song: Picking Up Litter ("If you're happy and you know it")
If you see a piece of litter, pick it up!
If you see a piece of litter, pick it up!
It's an easy thing to do,
Takes a second, maybe two.
If you see a piece of litter, pick it up!

Book: Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Steven Kroll

Song: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ("For He's a Jolly Good Fellow")
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Be kind to Mother Earth
Be kind to Mother Earth
Be kind to Mother Earth 
Reduce, reuse, recycle
(Repeat the first four lines)

Book: In My World by Lois Ehlert

Craft: Ring toss out of recycle material.  We used a paper towel roll as a stand with a base of cardboard.  The children colored paper plates which had the center cut out. Put the two together and you have a carnival game!

Beyond Storytime:  http://www.epa.gov/superfund/kids/earthday.htm

Other Books to Checkout:
Children of the Earth...Remember by Schim Schimmel
Each Living Thing by Joanne Ryder
Earth Day Birthday by Pattie Schnetzler  (E 782.42 SCH)
The World is Waiting for You by Barbara Kerley (E 910 KER)

And for adults:   
On a farther shore: the life and legacy of Rachel Carson by Souder, William (B CAR)
The Story of Stuff: How our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health-- and a vision for change by Leonard, Annie (306.4 LEO)
Eco-craft: Recycle-recraft-restyle by Wasinger, Susan (745.5 WAS)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Friendship Storytime

Everyday is a great day to celebrate friends!

Opening Song: The More We Get Together

*We sing and clap to our opening song.  All Stillwater Public Library story times start with this song and the children learn that song means story time is starting.
 
Book: A Friend Like You by Tanja Askani
 
 
Book: The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
 
Song: If You're Friendly... (sung to If you're happy and you know it)
 
Book: Make a Wish Bear by Greg Foley
 
Craft: Make a card to send to a friend. Our card showed a picture of two friends holding hands.

Beyond Storytime: Head to a playground around Stillwater and make a new friend.
 
Other Books to Checkout:
When No One is Watching by Eileen Spinelli
Waddles by David McPhail
How to Be Friends with a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev
Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around by Ruth Ohi
 
And for adults: 
The Friendship Crisis: finding, making, and keeping friends when you're not a kid anymore by Marla Paul (302.3 PAU)
How to start a conversation and make friends by Don Gabor (153.6 GAB)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Time/ Days of the Week Storytime




Understanding time, days of the week, and months in the year can be a difficult concept for kids.  Talking about time and ways we measure time (clocks and calendars) can start helping kids learn about such an intangible topic.



Opening Song: The More We Get Together
*We sing and clap to our opening song.  All Stillwater Public Library story times start with this song and the children learn that song means story time is starting.





Book: Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Appelt

Song: Hickory Dickory Dock



Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Song: Addams Family Days of the Week song



Book: One Lighthouse One Moon by Anita Lobel

Craft: Mouse ran up the clock- using a mouse on a string.



Beyond Storytime: http://www.timemonsters.com/

Other Books to Checkout:

And for adults: 
Time management for dummies by Jeffery Mayer (658.4 MAY)