Squeaker can't talk right now; he just read the story, Kisses on the Wind by Lisa Moser, and is feeling a little emotional. I've been doing storytime for a long time, and I know how powerful a picture book can be. Some people think that picture books are for little kids, but Squeaker knows that they can be enjoyed at any age. Do you have a favorite?
Get Up-Close and Snuggly With Your Little One At the Library
Opportunities abound at the Grandview Branch for you and your child to have fun together with books.
Toddlertime is especially designed for the very young child (0 to 3 yrs) and their parents, and is packed with fun games, tickles, bubbles, songs, books, and activities to develop early literacy skills and positive interactions with books. We have so much fun! There are always lots of giggles when we play our favorite game: "popcorn".
Mid-Continent Public Library has a wonderful collection of picture books. One of my new favorites is a book titled The Flower Man by Mark Ludy. It is a wordless book. However, the pictures paint a very sweet and rich story about how a small gesture can have a huge impact on an entire community.
It's story time again, and Squeaker the storytime mouse is having a good time sharing books with the kids. He just loves to make them laugh. Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli was a laugh out loud story. I wonder what he will come up with next Thursday?
We had superheroes in our presence. Batman (Will Baker) and Superman (Owen Baker) both listened to Halloween books, watched a short Halloween video, and participated in a Halloween craft. While no one was looking, Batman carefully pieced together a puzzle. A little ladybug (Chloe McClintock) also flittered through the library for storytime. We host a preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10am. Superheroes, princesses, and their sidekicks (moms) are always welcome!
It is an adventure everytime I go to one of our local daycare facilities to present a storytime for the preschoolers. Every group of children is unique, a wonderful yet challenging reality. They love the rhymes, finger plays, songs, coloring sheets, and the many picture books, pop-up books, and lift-the-flap books that I get to share with them. Successful storytimes play a crucial part in making MCPL compelling; and MCPL has an amazing collection of resources for planning winning storytimes that will engage, entertain, and educate young readers.
"There is only one child in the world and his name is All Children." Carl Sandberg
Children come to the library with parents, grandparents, and daycare providers. Cheers for all the adults who provide care for young children! The benefits of children coming to the library include getting to know about books, such as how to choose them, handle them, notice pictures and words, and how to return them when finished.
Thanksgiving is a terrific time to rest up, have some fun, and of course, overstuff on turkey. Our staff who lead storytimes also need a break, and they get one during Thanksgiving week. Since many families are traveling and schools are themselves only in session for two days that week, Boardwalk Branch will have no storytimes during the week of November 22nd.
We all hope you will have a great Thanksgiving holiday.