Saturday, October 29, 2022


After a few not-so-scary stories, pumpkins for the Halloween craft! They were decorated using a variety of techniques, materials, and lots of choice.

And our Saturday drop-in craft for October - spooky decorations lit from within by a battery-operated tea light! Have a Happy Halloween!! 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Scarecrows for Fall

Fall may be dwindling a little bit, but scarecrows still stand in our gardens, by our doorways, and even in common areas for all to see. Today we read Scarecrow by Beth Terry, a beautiful rhyming story about a scarecrow through the seasons and his relationships with nature around him. We also read a funny story called The Not-So-Scary Scarecrow by Mamie Tauk. It was about Jack, trying so hard to be scary, but he was just too nice! I loved this book because it showed how important it is to be kind.
Next we made a scarecrow"frame" by gluing two large craft sticks together. Paper, markers, some brown shreds for stuffing and we were finished!

Friday, October 14, 2022

Autumn Leaves

This is certainly is a most beautiful autumn season! At Storytime today, we read these three stories about fall. 
Remember last week's apple trees? Using the same trunk and crown, this week kids made autumn trees in all their colorful splendor! With construction and tissue papers, streamers, cut out leaves, and some sparkles, each child made a beautiful fall tree to take home. 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Time for Apples

At Storytime today, after reading a few books about apples, applesauce, and apple pies, kids set to work making their own apple trees. Each child had a simple green "crown" and a brown trunk to start a tree. They used lots of different materials and different techniques to represent the fruit and the details of their tree.