Outdoor · story time

Summer/Beach Story Time (OUTDOOR 2021)

I have two outdoor story times today and aside from a book change at the end, I’m going to follow the same outline. I had 24 people this morning at the park so we’re already off to a good start! After a deluge last night, we’re having a beautiful day and hopefully that will continue…… Continue reading Summer/Beach Story Time (OUTDOOR 2021)

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Bug Story Time (OUTDOOR 2021)

My first story time at my new job AND my first ever outdoor story time! I was so excited to read for the kids in person again. It’s (obviously) such a different experience than reading into a camera phone … I had 17 people and they were all super enthusiastic, happy, and participating. I think…… Continue reading Bug Story Time (OUTDOOR 2021)


New Job!

Hello all! I haven’t posted in a little while because I’ve been getting settled in to my new job! I’m now the Head of Youth Services at a library in a suburb of Philadelphia. I see the skyline every day on my way home. I really love that. It’s my fourth day and I really,…… Continue reading New Job!

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Pajama Story Time ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWECHRwiGWs Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)We clap and sing hello,We clap and sing hello,With our friends at story time,We clap and sing hello! We tap and sing hello (tap knees) //We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //We wave and sing hello (wave)Source: Storytime Katie Song:…… Continue reading Pajama Story Time ONLINE (2021)

Special Events

Eric Carle Author Study ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8XXQZc-78 The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favorite children’s books so I chose Eric Carle for my latest author study subject. A quick biography: Eric Carle was born on June 25, 1929 in Syracuse, NY and moved to Germany (where his mother was originally from) when he was six years old. Homesick for…… Continue reading Eric Carle Author Study ONLINE (2021)

Crafts · Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club · story time

April Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IG1eOUq5mQ&t=338s Why do these videos always choose the worst screen shot as the still image?? *sigh* Our April flyer: Our craft this month: I got the idea from Easy Peasy and Fun. This month families had to supply glue, scissors, and markers/pencils. I also included a small flyer in each kit with a picture of…… Continue reading April Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club ONLINE (2021)

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween April Take Home Craft (2021)

Love these!! They don’t come with the pattern to follow but I’m hoping the teens are savvy OR use their imaginations to create something new! They’re from Oriental Trading and are, apparently, discontinued but these are a cute alternative!

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Bug Story Time ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yMUPrHo4Gg Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell) We clap and sing hello, We clap and sing hello, With our friends at story time, We clap and sing hello!  We tap and sing hello (tap knees) // We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) // We wave and sing hello (wave) Source: Storytime Katie  Song: The Wheels on the Bus…… Continue reading Bug Story Time ONLINE (2021)

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Sandra Boynton Baby Story Time ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60nr5T7RWMc Sandra Boynton writes some of my favorite books for babies so I had to do a story time featuring her. If you don’t follow her on Instagram, you should! She posts amazing little drawings almost every day. 🙂 Welcome Song: Open Shut ThemOpen, shut them, Open, shut them, Give a little clap, clap, clap!…… Continue reading Sandra Boynton Baby Story Time ONLINE (2021)