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Chicken Finds Winter Hat! And other fun winter stories.

Books about boots, mittens, and hats had the preschool storytime group talking about winter gear. It’s been cold outside with no snow but today’s books had two girls and a chicken venturing out into cold snowy weather and dressing appropriately.

A young girl’s dilemma is finding her boots so she can go outside, in “Holly’s Red Boots” by Francesca Chessa. This is not an easy task. With so many red items,  Holly’s searches the whole house. Can that red item beneath the table be the end of Holly’s search? Will the snow be melted by the time she finds the boots?

Mittens only work when there’s a pair. In “One Mitten” by Kristine O’Connell George a young girl prepares for winter snow fun, if only she can find her other mitten. The rhyming text brings you through the girl’s search  for the mitten and her eventual snow play date with a friend.

Minerva Louise, a chicken, is a lovable character.  “A Hat for Minerva Louise” by Janet Morgan Stoeke brings this adventuresome fowl out into the snow, but first she needs some winter clothes. Will that garden hose and plant pot substitute for a scarf and hat for Minerva Louise? Can a pair of gloves work as boots? Could that set of mittens finally be the hat for Minerva? It just might!

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Snoring through the Night….

The theme this storytime was snoring, which had Preschool Storytime children trying out some loud and quiet snores before the first book was read.

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In the book “Roar of a Snore” by Marsh Diane Arnold, Jack can not sleep. A snore that “rocked the floor and shook the door'” has awaken him. Determined to search out who is snoring like that, Jack wakes the whole house and barn to stop that snore. A kitten, fast asleep in the hay was the culprit. Jack tries to wake the kitten but everyone says just let him sleep. So every ones decides to sleep and snore, with the kitten. What a noise that snoring group made.

We did a trio of hand plays, starting with Boom! Bang! Thunder, then Fireflies, and Two little Apples.  The action rhyme Boom! Bang! Thunder is a fun favorite with the children.

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“Good Night, Mr. Night” by Dan Yaccarino was a quiet lyrical story. A young boy imagines the night, as a man, that wakes after the sun sets. “Mr Night” closes the flowers, quiets the animals and calms the seas. The boy knows that when Mr. Night is out side his window it’s time to go to sleep.  A good book overall.

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“Bear Snores On” by Karma Wilson had great illustrations that caught the attention of the children.  In this story, a hibernating bear and his den become a gathering place for creatures during a snow storm.  All the creatures are eating and drinking and having a good time, until a fleck of pepper makes bear sneeze – thus waking him up!  At first bear is mad because he had missed out on all the fun, but then joins the group to have a good time.  After many tales, everyone falls asleep and snores, EXCEPT bear.

The character Bear from “Bear Snores On” was the craft. The bear’s shape was one cut out with paws and his belly glued on. The details of the bear were added with markers.

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Winter Wonderland Storytime and Craft

Snowmen, snow days, and snowball fights are what winter is all about.
Join us for a Winter Wonderland storytime and craft.  For ages 3 and up.  Registration required.  This program is free.
When: Wednesday, December 28th at 2pm.
To register for this program, please call or visit the Children’s Department at 846-1573

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Winter Wonderland Events at the Library

December is going to be a blizzard of fun events in the Children’s Department.  From hot cocoa and gingerbread to snowmen and snowflakes, we have programs scheduled throughout the month that will keep your family entertained.

 Playful Preschoolers.

  • Register your child for age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, and snacks or a simple craft. Storytimes are followed by a playtime!  Take this opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers while your child plays with new friends.  Ages 4-5.  Registration is required.  FREE.
  • Meets on Tuesdays at 11am on December 6, 13, 20

Toddler Time

  • Toddler Time is a special storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a parent or caregiver.   Storytimes consist of age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes, with a simple craft or snack.  Toddlers can enjoy a playtime following storytime, while parents and caregivers socialize.  Registration is required.  FREE.
  • Meets on Wednesdays at 11am on December 7, 14, 21

Babytime Playgroup

  • Babytime Playgroup is a drop-in program for babies from ages birth-24 months.  Enjoy socializing and playing with specially selected age-appropriate toys and board books.  The library will provide toys, early literacy resources, and parenting materials for you and your child to enjoy in a warm and supportive environment with other parents and caregivers.
  • Registration is not required.  FREE.
  • Meets on Fridays at 10am on December 9, 16, 23, and 30

Funtime Storytime

  • Funtime Storytime is a drop-in 30 minute program for ages 3-5.  These storytimes consist of age-appropriate stories, songs, and rhymes.   Storytimes are followed by a playtime!  Children and parents alike will make new friends.
  • Registration is not required.  FREE.
  • Meets on Mondays at 11am on December 12, 19

Snowflakes and Snowmen Craft Program

  • Decorate and take home your very own giant wooden snowflake or snowman.  Children ages 4 and up can paint, glitterize, and bejewel their crafts to their heart’s delight.
  • Registration is required.  This program is FREE.
  • When: Saturday, December 10th at 2pm.

 

Gingerbread and Cocoa Storytime

  • What’s better than a delicious gingerbread and cocoa storytime?  Join us for a seasonal storytime and make a gingerbread boy or girl craft afterwards.  Cocoa will be served.  Best for ages 4 and up.
  • Registration is required.  This program is FREE.  
  • When: Saturday, December 17th at 11am

Holiday Hot Cocoa and Pajama Storytime

  • Hot cocoa + pajama’s + stories = a great storytime for everyone!  Bring the kids in their jamies (and maybe their favorite stuffed animal) for hot cocoa and holiday stories. For ages 3 and up.
  • Registration is not required.  FREE.
  • When: Thursday, December 22nd at 6pm

Winter Wonderland Storytime and Craft

  • Snowmen, snow days, and snowball fights are what winter is all about.  Join us for a Winter Wonderland storytime and craft.  For ages 3 and up.
  • Registration required.  This program is FREE.
  • When: Wednesday, December 28th at 2pm.
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