Monkeying around in storytime

September 16, 2014

Today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we jumped, shook our tails, and chattered, whooped and screeched like monkeys.

Some of our books about monkeys

We played the door game again, looking for animals that start with the letter “M” (for monkey, of course!).


All the kids also made monkey masks.

Two little monkeys

To see all the photos, click here.

Join us next week for stories and fun about apples.


September 15, 2014

At today’s Crafternoon, we made our own magnets using glass gems, paper, colored pencils, glue, and magnet tape. First, we traced the shape of the glass beads on paper. Then, we used colored pencils to make tiny drawings. We cut out our tiny drawings and glued them to the flat part of the glass gem. We glued a magnet to the back of the drawing & Ta-Da! Magnet!

Check out our work:


Crafternoons will return in October:

Mondays @ 4:15

October 6 – Skeleton Hands

October 20 – Leaf Cartoons

October 27 – Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

* Crafternoons are for children in grades 3-6 *

* Limited to the first 15 Crafters *

* Sign Up begin @ 3:30pm on the day of the craft *

Fizz Boom Super Reader!

September 13, 2014

Tanmay Singhal filled up a record 17 Fizz Boom Read! reading logs this summer. He earned himself a special prize: a bag full of books and other goodies. Good going, Tanmay!


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Fall Into Storytime

September 9, 2014

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is back! Today was the first day of our fall session. And to celebrate, we read stories, sang songs and more, all about fall. 

Books about Fall

We also played a new, fun game with sounds. Today’s sound was “F,” for Fall.

After the stories, rhymes, and songs, we had some time for free play.

Playing is work!

To see all the photos, click here.

If you are 3, 4 or 5, join us next week for more fun.


September 8, 2014

                                                                                                             The Children’s Room is desperate for donations of wooden, “Thomas” type trains for use on our 2 train tables. Our collection has dwindled from close to 20 trains to 2 trains, currently. So we ask if you have any trains that are no longer the hot item that they once were, please consider us if you are looking to part with them. Thanks in advance!


We all screamed for ice cream!

August 12, 2014

Today we had so much fun in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! and it was all about ice cream.

Lots of books about ice cream

We read some stories, sang songs, and made “ice cream” cones. Our pretend ice cream was made from shaving cream, glue, and food coloring. It may have looked like ice cream, but we couldn’t eat it!

Chocolate and sprinkles!


Two scoops!

Click here to see all the photos.

Many thanks to our amazing library intern, Thao. She has been working in the Children’s Room this summer and helping us out in so many ways.  We will miss you! And another big thank you to our Learning Ambassadors, Maggie and Brianna! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is taking a break for the rest of the summer. We’ll be back on September 9.


Preschoolers’ Colorful Storytime

August 5, 2014

Some of our colorful books

Today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we had fun reading stories about colors. We read about a chameleon who wanted his own color and a dog with lots of colors.

We played a game with the colors we were wearing, and a guessing game–all the kids were really good at finding that mouse, no matter what color house he was hiding in.

Everyone got to make their own suncatchers. It was really fun watching how the colors changed when we sprayed their drawings with water!

To see all the photos, click here.

Next week is our last storytime for the summer. Join us at 2 pm for stories and other activities about ice cream!


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