Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Storytime Updates

We have a variety of storytimes each week. Because I, Ms. Patty, keep this blog I tend to highlight my 2 year old (Monday, Thursday) and 3 year old (Thursday) storytime themes. But I will also update you on Ms. Eileen's themes for her multi-age storytimes (3-5 on Wednesday, 4-6 on Friday).

In addition, Ms. Eileen meets with babies and their caregivers on Friday mornings and I do a drop-in storytime for 2-6 year olds on Monday at 1:00.

The drop-in storytime does not usually have a theme, so even if you come to one of the registered storytimes during the week, please feel free to add an extra 1/2 hour or so to your weekly library time and come see me on Mondays.

I'll try to keep everyone up-to-date on all the storytime happenings.
Ms. Patty

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Storytime Week 2: On the Farm

This Week's Books:
Big Red Barn, by Margaret Wise Brown, ill. by Felicia Bond
Barn Sneeze, by Karen Winnick
Farmer Will, by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Jobs on a Farm, by Nancy Dickmann
Noisy Barn, by Harriet Ziefert and Simms Taback
On the Farm, by David Elliott, ill. by Holly Meade
Meow, said the Cow, by Emma Dodd
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss, ill. by Tiphanie Beeke
Sally Goes to the Farm, by Stephen Huneck

This Week's Music:
Old McDonald Had a Farm, sing-a-long
Old Straw Hat, by Maria Muldaur
Dueling Banjos, by the Big Kidz Band
Cows, by the Seldom Herd

This Week's Action Rhymes:
Mice are creeping, shhh, shhh, shhh
Mice are creeping, shhh, shhh, shhh
They do not make a sound
As their feet touch the ground
Mice are creeping, shhh, shhh, shhh

Down in the barnyard, early in the morning
See the little animals all in a row
See the farmer giving them their breakfast
Quack, quack, quack, quack
Off goes the duck
Neigh, neigh, neigh, neigh
Off goes the horse
Pig, Chicken

This Week's Craft: A big red barn
Plus a flannel board game

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Fond Farewell To Lee

Do you know Lee Phillips? She's the one who gets everybody their materials from other libraries. If you're in a book club here in town, Lee's the one who helps you get your book without having to leave Marlborough. Lee is also the person who issues our checks (Nancy signs them of course). Lee has been with Richmond Memorial Library for many years (25? more?) and it's time for her to sail off into retirement.

I am unbelievably sad about Lee leaving. I know she will stop by often for a good mystery and to bring us some baked goods and the update on her incredible grandchildren, but I will miss seeing her at work. I will REALLY miss her competency and efficiency here at the library. I'm sure many of you will miss her too. Wednesday is her last day, so if you're in the library be sure to wish her well on her newest adventures. First up, a trip to the nation's capital with her good friend and another ex-RML librarian, Ann Grybko.

Happy Retirement Lee!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Storytime, Week 1: Friends

Welcome to Storytime! Our first week of storytimes this Fall focus on Friends.

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 Books:
Hi, Harry! by Martin Waddell, ill. by Barbara Firth
My Friend is Sad, by Mo Willems
I'm the Best! by Lucy Cousins
Owen and Mzee, Best Friends, by Isabella Hatkoff, ill by Peter Greste
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip Stead, ill. by Erin Stead
Me Hungry, by Jeremy Tankard
Will You Be My Friend? by Nancy Tafuri

This Week's Action Rhymes:
I see an apple, red and round
It falls from the tree onto the ground
I pick it up, I wash it, I cut it in two
Half for me and half for you

This Week's Craft: A paper-doll friend

Plus, Two Little Blackbirds
and a flannel board game

Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's Storytime!!!

Storytimes begin for the season on Monday 9/19. If you haven't yet registered, please do so, there's still room in all sessions. Note on the side of this blog the days and times for each age. We've tried to accommodate as many different schedules as we could. Also note that starting in a couple of weeks we'll have a drop-in storytime on Monday afternoons for all ages.