Fall is my favourite season. Bring on the Fall Fantasy! Dana wrote a post in 2015 with our fall favourites, and it’s one of our most viewed posts this time of year. I thought I’d do an updated version of that post with more ways to infuse storytimes with a sense of wonder and excitement… Continue reading Fall Storytime Ideas
Here are blog posts featuring specific storytime themes. For more storytime themes, visit our Storytime Resources.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Celebration
Today I’ve got another fabulous guest post to share! I saw Maggie’s pictures on Instagram and was hooked. Check out the The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Celebration event she put on! Maggie Salisbury has worked as a Children’s Librarian at the Floyd County Public Library in Prestonsburg, Kentucky for the past four years. You… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Anniversary Celebration
Halloween Songs and Rhymes
Well hello there! Long time, no blog. It’s been a busy fall for us here at Jbrary. Can anyone relate? One of the things that’s been keeping us busy is doing outreach to our local daycares and preschools. One of the most requested themes for this time of year is Halloween. That, coupled with the… Continue reading Halloween Songs and Rhymes
We’re all about honouring the season AND our community here at Jbrary and so this week we bring you a wonderfully winter storytime! For the full run down of all of our winter songs and rhymes be sure to check out our Winter Storytime playlist and our Winter Storytime board on Pinterest for books, felts… Continue reading Winter Storytime
Falling for Storytime: A Collection of Our Fall Favourites
For an updated version of this post check out Fall Storytime Ideas. We can hardly believe it’s here already, but with leaves which look as if they’ve been set on fire and cool, crisp mornings Fall has most decidedly arrived. We’ve had a couple folks on Twitter ask for some new ideas for fall themed… Continue reading Falling for Storytime: A Collection of Our Fall Favourites
Opposites at Storytime
Ever since we learned the song This is Big, Big, Big from Mel I have been on an opposites kick. Factor in the hungry bunch of toddlers I program for on a weekly basis and let’s just say I’ve developed quite a list. Side note: those toddlers can turn on a dime if they don’t… Continue reading Opposites at Storytime
Pete the Cat Preschool Library Tour and Storytime
In my current position I work mainly with school-age kids, so when I get to do anything related to the 0-5 age range I get SO EXCITED. Last week we had a preschool class come in for a tour and storytime focusing on how to use the library. I had a really short time frame… Continue reading Pete the Cat Preschool Library Tour and Storytime
Young Conservationist Storytime Resources
A couple months ago now in a staff meeting a colleague shared one of those books that gives your shivers. You all know of what I speak. This time around it was A Boy and A Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz. In this beautifully illustrated book Rabinowitz tells the story of a boy who stutters except… Continue reading Young Conservationist Storytime Resources
Hats Off to You: A Storytime!
With Summer right around the corner I thought I would dust off one of my favourite storytimes- all about hats! The parents will love you for bringing hats back into fashion and the kiddies will adore the Silly Hat song. Or as Liz Anderson and I (and Michael Scott) like to say Win-Win-Win! I started… Continue reading Hats Off to You: A Storytime!
Count ‘Em Up: A Numbers Storytime
It has been awhile since I’ve posted just a regular old storytime outline (too much ranting and raving I guess!) but this was one of my favourites in recent memory PLUS I whipped up a flannel for it to celebrate hosting Jbrary’s first Flannel Friday! Without further ado I present Count ‘Em Up: A Numbers Storytime…. Continue reading Count ‘Em Up: A Numbers Storytime