Friday, January 23, 2015

***Book Club***

Our next Book Club meeting will be:
Thursday, February 19 @ 7:00 pm.
We will be discussing the book:
"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen.
Orphaned, penniless, Jacob Jankowski jumps a freight train in the dark, and in that instant, transforms his future. By morning, he's landed a job with the Flying Squadron of the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. By nightfall, he's in love. In an America made colourless by prohibition and the Depression, the circus is a refuge of sequins and sensuality. But behind the glamour lies a darker world, where both animals and men are dispensable. Where falling in love is the most dangerous act of all...

R is for Raccoon!

Another fun Story Time today @ the Endicott Library! We worked on the letter R today. We traced letters, did a maze to help the raccoon get home to his tree, then read the books "The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn, "Adam Raccoon and the Circus Master" by Glen Keane, and "Gobble It Up!" by Jim Arnosky. "Gobble It Up!" was a fun song book that had a cd that we were able to listen to. Then we made some fun raccoon masks and took some cute raccoon pictures outside.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Q is for Quilt!

Big Q, little q....what begins with Q? We talked about quilts during Story Time today. We read the books "Papa and the Pioneer Quilt" by Jean Van Leeuwen and "The Kindness Quilt" by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Then we pieced together our own quilts for our cute little paper people. Lots of glue and smiles at the Endicott Library today!

After School Program 1-14-15

January is National Train Your Dog Month. So we had a great visitor at the library for our After School Program this week. Etol Lillard brought her puppy, Chesso, (yes PUPPY!) to show us some tips & tricks of dog training. Etol has had certified therapy dogs for years and when Roxanna passed away this last year Etol got Chesso and has been starting to train him. The children were able to give Chesso treats and learn some do's and don'ts when it comes to dogs. Then we ended with making some balloon dogs. Great, noisy fun!

Friday, January 9, 2015

P is for Pirate!

Arrrrrr! A great start back into the swing of Story time. We worked on the letter P today. We started with our hand print pirates....totally cute! We then worked on writing the letter P. Then we read the books "Papa is a Pirate" by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel and "Pirate Boy" by Eve Bunting. Then we had a preschool style pirate treasure hunt. Each boy was given a pirate name and an eye patch then we hopped, skipped, ran, walked, tip toed, and twirled from place to place...and finally reached our treasure of "golden" coin necklaces and pirate book marks. So much fun!

Friday, December 19, 2014

O is for Ornament!

Today was our last Story Time until January 9. We focused on the letter O today. The letter O makes soooo many sounds! We read a couple really great books. We read "Dragon's Merry Christmas" by Dav Pilkey, which was like 4 books in one, and "Penguin's Special Christmas Tree" by Jeannie St. John Taylor. Then each child painted their own special ornament. Kids love painting! And each ornament turned out great!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

N is for North Pole!

Ms. Laura filled in for me at the library on Friday and took some pictures of the Story Time happenings. The kiddos practiced writing the letter N. Then Laura read the children the books "Harold at the North Pole" by Crockett Johnson and "Olive, the Other Reindeer" by Vivian Walsh. Then each child took some time to write a letter to Santa. A little adventure to the Post Office followed and the children were able to mail their letters to Santa at the North Pole. And wouldn't you know it.....letters were received back today!