Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

Although it's three days early, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween.    



 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds: Boo to You!


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 Today we celebrated Halloween a few weeks early. The kid ( yep, this year was an audience of one parent, one kid, still fun) heard two stories ( Click Clack Boo: A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin and Boo to You  by Lois Ehlert), had some fun with scarves and a visit from the Five Little Pumpkins ( who will making a stop at tomorrow's Mother Goose on the Loose).

Here are some of the songs we did today-

Pumpkin, Pumpkin added 7-29-98 Original Author Unknown
Pumpkin, Pumpkin sitting on a wall,
Pumpkin, Pumpkin tip and fall,
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Rolling down the street
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Trick or treat



Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said " Oh my, it's getting late!"
The second one said "There are witches in the air".*
And the third one said " We don't care."
The fourth one said " Let's run, run, run."
And the fifth one said " It's Halloween fun"
Then Woooooo went the wind, and out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

* In case one feels the use of "witch" is going to be a problem, I have changed it to " There's a chill in the air".


Our next Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds will be Monday, November 3  and Monday, November 17 at 10 am.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Upcoming Programs in November

Here are some programs that will happening next month in the Children's Dept at the Central Library. Please visit Library Events for information and register.


Story Time for 2 and 3 yr olds- Monday, Nov. 3 and 17 at 10 am- Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose-Tuesday, Nov. 4 and 18 at 10 am-Audience: Infants Birth to
23 months and caregiver (s).

Story Time for 4 and 5 yr olds- Tuesday, Nov. 11 and 25 at 10 am- Audience: 4 and 5 year olds.

Board Game Fun-Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 pm-Audience: 2-6th grade

Gaming Night- Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 6 pm- Audience: 12 to 17 years old.

Lego Club- Monday, Nov. 10 at 4pm- Audience: 2nd to 6th grade.

 Children's Book Week Celebrates Paddington!-Thursday, Nov. 13 at 4pm-Audience: K-5 and families

See You Soon!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds: Autumn Leaves


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Today was our second Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds and we celebrate fall. The children heard three stories ( We're Going on A Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger, My Very First Look at Colors by Christiane Gunzi, and Moon  Glowing by Elizabeth Partridge). We also shook scarves to two songs from Johnette Downing's Second Line Scarf Activity Songs CD) and made an Autumn Bear picture.

Here are some of the songs we did:

If you like the color Red added 8-7-97 Original Author Unknown
Sung to: "If your happy and you know it"
If you like the color red, Shake your head,
If you like the color red, Shake your head,
If you like the color red,
Then please shake your head.
If you like the color red, shake your head.

Others: Blue, touch your shoe
Black, pat your back
Green, bow like a queen
Yellow, Shake like Jell-O
Brown, Turn around
Pink, give us a wink.




Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said " Oh my, it's getting late!"
The second one said "There are witches in the air".*
And the third one said " We don't care."
The fourth one said " Let's run, run, run."
And the fifth one said " It's Halloween fun"
Then Woooooo went the wind, and out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.


This Is Jack-O-Happy added 10-22-01 Original Author Unknown

This is Jack-O-Happy. (Make happy face.)
This is Jack-O-Sad. (Make sad face.)
This is Jack-O-Sleepy. (Put head down on hands.)
This is Jack-O-Mad. (Make mad face.)
This is Jack-O-Broken
Into pieces small
Baked in a pumpkin pie (Hold hands out to serve pumpkin pie.)
That's the best of all. (Rub tummies.)
YUM! YUM

Our next Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds will be Monday, October 20 at 10 am. Children can come in costume if they want because this will be our Pre-Halloween program.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bookworm List: A Month for Pumpkins and Spooky Nights



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It's October, and it's my favorite time of year. Why? Because it's time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin coffee and monsters ( Muhahahha)! So of course, we have lots of books ( picture books, nonfiction, and chapter) celebrating autumn and Halloween on display in our ABC and READ boxes.

Here are some of the titles you might find on display-

  • Real Mummies Don't Bleed: Friendly Tales for October Nights by Susan Whitcher
  •  Halloween Good Night by Doug Cushman
  • Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex 
  • A Dark Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
  •  Froggy's Halloween  by Johnathan London
  •  Nuts- Paula Gerritsen
  • Cake Girl by David Lucas
  • It's Halloween, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hill
  • Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  • Cranberry Autumn by Wende and Harry Devlin
BTW, for those coming to Monday's Storytime for 2 and 3 yr olds, we will celebrating autumn in the forest ( That's Monday, October 6 at 10 am)
Happy Autumn! Happy Halloween! Keep Reading!