At Storytime this week, we read stories about Christmas trees. In Mr. Willoby's Christmas Tree, the triangle top of a too-tall tree kept getting snipped off, discarded, and then reused as a new tree! After stories we used triangles to make trees of our own. We decorated them with circles, stickers, ribbons, and glittery paper! And, at the top, a star - two yellows and one pink!
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021
One of my favorite books is about this icy occurrence. Twelve Kinds of Ice by Maine author Ellen Bryan Obed tells the story of a family of children who watch each year for changes in the ways the ice forms, noting the varying colors and thicknesses as the air gets colder. They name each kind of ice by number and description. The family anxiously awaits the twelfth kind of ice, which sets the stage for a wonderful yearly tradition. Can you guess what that might be?
This little book is in the juvenile section and could probably be read independently by an upper elementary student. But I think it would be lovely as a family read-aloud - chapters are relatively short and could be read quickly or stretched out over several weeks. I'm betting once you begin it, you'll want to read on. It's a simple but beautiful story of a family working together on a common goal as they settle in for the winter season they love.
Happy Reading, and feel free to leave a comment from you or your family below!
Mrs. Hunewell 💚
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Lots of fun at the library today as kids and families dropped in to decorate leaves as place cards for their Thanksgiving tables. Won't relatives and friends be surprised to see their names displayed so beautifully? Such variety and imagination shown today - and fun! Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
On this day before Halloween we had some time for a drop-in craft at the library. Kids and adults came when they could to make ghosts or goblins from several different types of paper. Tomorrow night, these spoooky creations will be dancing wildly in the Halloween wind!
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
In our "ocean" Storytime this week, we read nonfiction (which is facts) about sharks as well as fiction (which is stories) about fish. We read a rhyming story about a whale who took a snail on an ocean adventure! Then, using a paper plate as a base, we used all sorts of blue and green and white materials to design a craft to go along with our theme. Summertime Storytimes are always filled with creativity!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
This summer, we've had several Tuesday afternoon drop-in LEGO times, where kids (and adults!) can stop in and build with their friends. Mr. Dowal has been available for questions - and ideas, and even Mrs. Blackey has join in on the fun! It sure is great to be together and building again! We have one more session on Tuesday, August 10. Maybe you could join us?
Sunday, July 18, 2021
At our Tails & Tales Storytime this week, we read these stories of the forest and books with woodland animals as characters.
Then we used a paper bag base for a design of an animal of the forest. With construction paper and our imaginations, we made the animals we wanted. And what a variety of woodland critters we had!