Tag: spring 2011


Ack! This storytime post got lost in my queue — this was weeks and weeks ago at this point! I started off storytime with “Ella Sarah Gets Dressed” by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. This is a super cute book about a little girl who has made up her mind on exactly what she will be wearing! Every

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Last week was the last week of regular storytime! I’m now on a three-week break until our summer session starts. I am using the time to prepare the whole eight weeks of storytimes, as well as get the summer reading program launched. But enough of that, this week’s theme was pigs — my favorite barnyard

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Spring Animals!

I was originally supposed to be reading “spring” stories this storytime, but at the last minute, I decided I didn’t want to read any of the books I had pulled. Our craft was flexible enough that it let me change to “spring animals.” I quickly pulled new books (mostly from our in-house collection), and found

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Play and Pretend!

Last Thursday was my regular weekly storytime — and I had choosen to do my theme with play and pretend, choosing all different kinds of books. First up, I read “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I adore Mo Willems. Like practically worship at his feet.

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Last week, my storytime theme was flowers and the garden! I started off storytime with a great book, “My Garden” by Kevin Henkes. This is a great book that would work for a lot of different themes — imagination is definitely one to remember for this book — but I did choose to use it

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Bunny Storytime!

Two weeks ago was “Snapshot Day” in Illinois libraries. It’s an advocacy campaign designed to show daily usage in a library. Participants are able to complete surveys about their library. For our part, Youth Services put together four activities that day. And of course, one was storytime. Because it was on a different day than

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A new storytime session, yay! I’m back for another six weeks of storytime fun. (Then another three week break, followed by my giant eight-week summer reading session. I’m looking at two to three storytimes a week…but I promise I’m only doing one theme.) For this session, I switched up the welcome song. The kids liked

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I added another storytime to each of my sessions this spring. So, now I’m doing two six-week long sessions. Because this was a very last minute decision, I went with the easiest theme I could — colors! Started off with “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd. I’ve used this in counting storytime before, but obviously

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Rainy Days!

Thanks, Chicago weather, for thoroughly confusing all my storytime kids. When I announced this morning that the theme would be rain, my kids immediately told me all about the snow outside. (Yes, we have just the smallest amount of a sprinkling outside.) But, I still continued on with my theme! First up, “Raindrop, Plop!” by

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Hello, Goodbye!

This was a new and interesting theme — I really enjoyed using all these great hello/goodbye books. Of course, my storytime (and craft) was completely inspired by my first book…”Say, Hello!” by Rachel Isadora. When this book came into the library last fall, I made an immediate beeline for it and was determined to plan

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