Monday, April 12, 2010

Final Storytime of the Season: Friendship

This Week's Books:
Will You Be My Friend? by Nancy Tafuri
Me Hungry! by Jeremy Tankard

My Friend is Sad, by Mo Willems
You Can Be My Friend, by Lauren Child
Making Friends, by Fred Rogers
Owen and Mzee: Best Friends, by Isabella Hatkoff, ill. by Peter Greste
Sunshine and Storm, by Elisabeth Jones and James Coplestone

This Week's Music:
I Had a Friend, by Laurie Berkner
You and Me Are Gonna be Friends, by Jack Johnson
Somebody Come and Play, from Sesame Street

This Week's Action Rhymes:
If You're Happy and You Know It!

This Week's Art: A Friendship Bracelet made with beads and chenille stick.
Plus Two Little Blackbirds

It's a sad week for me. It's the final storytime of this season. Regularly registered storytimes will begin up again in September but for the late spring and summer we will have drop-in Bedtime Stories in May and Stories in the Shade in the summer. Plus they'll be all sorts of fun events for our summer reading program. And of course, Ms. Eileen and I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing you at any time and if we are free we are happy to spend time with you, your children, and books.

The reason that storytimes end at this time, by the way, has to do with lack of space. We have to run a book sale to make money for library but we have nowhere to store the donated books except for the storytime room. Nancy Wood, our director, has to weigh the needs of storytime participants against the need for a book sale. We need plenty of time to collect books, so for the book sale in June we need to start collecting in Mid-April at the latest. With space at a premium at the library we have to make compromises.

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