Shark Week Flannel Friday Round-up for 8.15.14

Shark Week Flannel Friday Round-up for 8.15.14

Welcome to Flannel Friday, Shark Week Edition.   I hope you enjoy this little (and short) video we made at my library: 5 Little Goldfish Swimming in the Sea. The shark pencil holder came from Raymond Geddes and was one of our summer reading prizes and I kept thinking, we need to do something for Shark …

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National Pig Day Storytime 3.1.2014

National Pig Day Storytime 3.1.2014

Saturday Storytime It turns out that this was my last story time for a few months. The library where I work is undergoing a renovation starting in April and the program room will be closed, renovated, or used for storage. I’m sort of glad I didn’t know it was my last storytime….I think I might …

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Weeding the Storytime Collection: an unconventional Flannel Friday

Weeding the Storytime Collection: an unconventional Flannel Friday

Our library is undergoing a renovation this year. It means collections are moving; new carpeting; new services. Sigh. It also means that we have to move stuff. Eventually, hopefully, everything in the library will be moved. And not for the sake of moving, but because we’re getting new carpeting (yay!) and suspending things in the …

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Snowy Saturday Storytime with Miss Amanda

Snowy Saturday Storytime with Miss Amanda

Saturday Storytime 12.21.2013 For seven years I worked with a very talented young woman, Miss Amanda.  She’s amazing at storytime. Amanda got married and had a baby.  And chose to be a working mom. Until she didn’t and resigned from the library to be a stay at home mom.  Not one to waste her talent, …

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Preschool visit: Snow! (and a bit of zoom too)

Preschool visit: Snow! (and a bit of zoom too)

Preschool Visit:  The local school district’s preschool came for a storytime visit today.  The preschool is open to anyone, but I believe it focuses on early intervention.  There were a few storytime faces in the crowd, but most of this group aren’t library users.  We just had our first snowfall of the year: 3 inches. …

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Christmas Tree Christmas Tree What do You See?

Christmas Tree Christmas Tree What do You See?

I found this in the Flannel story drawer when we were looking for things for Gingerbread storytime.  I don’t know how old it is or any source information.  It’s pretty brilliant though.  We have a tradition around here of taking old storytime favorites and adapting, so it’s very possible that it was a homegrown idea …

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Gingerbread Storytime 2013

Gingerbread Storytime 2013

For the last few years, the library where I work has been involved with the local downtown association’s Thanksgiving weekend celebrations.  It starts out with Gingerbread storytime at the library (that’s us), a parade down Main Street and Mrs. Claus on a firetruck (I think), a marching band, and ending with lighting the Christmas Tree. …

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Moo! by David LaRochelle

Moo! by David LaRochelle

Have you seen the book Moo by David LaRochelle (and the brilliant pictures by Mike Wohnoutka)? It was published by Walker Books for Young Readers in 2013.  It is now my favorite story time book (tied with If You’re Happy and You Know it by David Carter). The Story:  Cow is out in the pasture …

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T is for turkey

T is for turkey

Early Storytime attendance: 20 This storytime will look very similar to the one I did last Saturday.  Same storytime week.  I added one different thing… Letter of the Day: T Miss Mouse: was hiding behind the cranberries  Miss Mouse told a joke: What kind of key do you use at Thanksgiving? a tur-key What is hiding in …

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Thanks a Lot… Saturday Storytime

Thanks a Lot… Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime attendance: 55 Miss Mouse: was hiding behind Thanksgiving food.  She was behind he corn —  and they found Miss Mouse right away.  So we looked for the cheese, singing “The cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone. Hie Ho the Deerie Oh, the Cheese Stands alone.” Ultimately Cheesie was behind the Mashed Potatoes (duh). …

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