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Rockin’ the library for Earth Day 2015

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Under the Kapok Tree

Or, what happens after a children’s librarian visits the rainforest? I first explored a trees theme in Wonderworks in the Spring of 2013: https://cultivatewonder.wordpress.com/category/trees/ Yesterday we revisited the theme with a different twist. On a trip to Costa Rica the … Continue reading

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Space, Rockets & Gravity

The morning of this storytime, Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m., I checked the NASA site looking for a good video clip to show to accompany the books I had chosen. Turns out, NASA was conducting a solid rocket booster … Continue reading

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Preschool STEM Storytimes

are so much fun! You can catch me blogging about a recent STEM storytime on wind today over on the Westerville Public Library Kids Blog: Feel the Wind http://blog.westervillelibrary.org/kids/?p=2957 You can also find out about some of other preschool STEM themes … Continue reading

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A Feast of Stories

During Thanksgiving week, I shared a feast of stories and songs. Food-related storytimes are almost always crowd-pleasers (in my experience anyway!). We started with Anne Shelby’s Potluck (Scholastic, 1991) in which friends with names from A to Z bring dishes … Continue reading

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Leaves are falling . . .

Today’s Rhyme Time, storytime for children 18 months through 3 years, featured rhymes, songs, and books about fall.We started out with David Ezra Stein’s Leaves (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007.)  This is bear’s first year and he is disturbed by the … Continue reading

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Mother Goose Time: Shapes

This week I finished up the summer session of Mother Goose Time, a storytime for young children ages 18 months – 3 years. I tried to include more interactive elements this session, to encourage parents and caregivers to play and … Continue reading

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Using Nonfiction in Storytime

I love nonfiction and have been wanting to try reading a nonfiction picture book aloud at a storytime for a little while now. I’ve been collecting ideas and looking at nonfiction with this in mind and thinking of compiliing a … Continue reading

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Going to the Dogs

 On the 4th Friday evening from April – September, the city of Westerville has an community block party uptown. The library participates by reading stories to kids and families inside a local furniture company (nice rocking chairs!) The August theme … Continue reading

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Let’s Dance

I’ve always loved Fred Astaire. To me, he will always represent the essence of grace. And he was  funny and endearing as well — with a smile that was contagious. So, in honor of Fred Astaire’s birthday, May 10, here … Continue reading

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