Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Craft

Brrrr! Time to get out of the cold and into the library :O) This week children of all ages stopped in to create there own snow person. All the materials were provided for the children to get creative and create! If you didn't get a chance to participate in this month's drop-in craft, mark your calendars to join us on January 10th, 2011 for our Winter Craft. The crafts are set out in the children's room between the hours of 2:00 - 8:00pm. Don't forget to pick out some of your favorite winter or holiday books. If you've already read Jan Brett's book The Mitten, perhaps you'll enjoy some of her other titles like The Hat, The Three Snow Bears, The Gingerbread Baby, or Gingerbread Friends. Just get out of the cold, sit back, relax, and READ!
Also, look for more pictures on our facebook page.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Preschool Storytime

This week during our storytime session we had a ROARING good time! If you know a child who LOVES dinosaurs, come in to the children's room and you'll find a large variety in picture books and in non-fiction books. This week children listened to Dinosaur Dinosaur by Kevin Lewis & Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea, marched to Laurie Berkner's We are the Dinosaurs song, & made their very own Dinos! Some of their dinos were friendly, but not all. :O)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time for Threes

Time for Threes to FINGERPAINT! Children created their own unique masterpiece after listening to stories, marching with colored streamers, and moving to a colors song! This was our last Time for Threes program, but please remember to sign up for our preschool progam. Our preschool program is geared for children ages 3 - 5 yrs old (for more info. see the calendar), share the news with family members and friends and call the children's room at 732-634-4450 ext. 7140 to join our next session of FUN!
Please look for more pictures on our Facebook page!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Drop-In Thanksgiving Craft

Looking for a quick, simple, & fun turkey craft? Check out our "hand-made" turkeys. Children of all ages enjoyed this month's craft. If you're looking for some great Fall or Thanksgiving Day craft books please come in and check out books by Kathy Ross. Please look for more photos on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Family Movie Night

Don't forget to join us Thursday, Nov. 4th for this month's Family Movie Night: How to Train your Dragon. Movie begins at 7:00pm but come a little early to pick up your FREE tickets, which will be distributed at the librarian's desk at 6:30pm. Bring your family, friends, blankets, and snacks! Then you can sit back, relax, and really enjoy this movie!

Time for Threes

Gobble-Gobble! Children listened to the book I'm A Turkey! by Jim Arnosky, then
participated in a counting rhyme called 5 Little Turkeys! We sang and created our own turkey windsocks! Just what we needed for today's windy day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Time for Threes

This week at our Time for Threes program
we had a costume party! Mrs. Amera shared Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson, Baby Bat's Lullaby by Jacquelyn Mitchard, and children were able to participate during the story of The Little Old Lady who was not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. Children were taught the Five Little Pumpkins rhyme (Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, The first one said,"Oh my, it's getting late", The second one said, "There are witches in the air," The third one said," But we don't care", The fourth one said, "Let's run, let's run," and The Fifth one said, "Isn't Halloween Fun?", Then Whoo went the wind and out went the light and Five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!). Children also participated in a costume parade and walked out with a new craft, a bat candy holder! Don't forget to check out some more books, dvds, and perhaps some spooky music! :

Monday, October 25, 2010

Time for Threes

Look WHOO's Three! There are so many wonderful owl stories such as I'm not cute! by Jonathan Allen; Good Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins; Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Owl Babies by Martin Waddell; Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson and the list goes on. After listening to two stories children enjoyed two new owl rhymes and walked out with a new owl craft!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Drop-In Craft

Come on in and join the fun! Today's our Drop-In parent directed Halloween Craft. All the supplies are provided for you, just come in and have a spooktacular time! Don't forget to pick up some treatful books! Our drop-in program takes place from 2:00 - 8:00pm each month. Next month our Thanksgiving Craft takes place on Monday November 8.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Time for Tots

After learning some Mother Goose rhymes, children chose a book to browse.

Time for Twos

Look what we can do at TWO! Cut, color, glue... Woohoo! This week Mrs. Amera used a flannel board to share, Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack & a 5 little bears rhyme. Children were taught the "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around" lyrics and movements. Then created their own teddy bear paper bag puppet. I hope they had a "BEARY GOOD DAY"!