Mrs. Amera shared five different Drawing Stories from Around the World with children grades K-7. First the children were shown the stories, then they had time to re-tell them to each other and to their parents. Some of these creative children took the program one step further and came up with their own Draw & Tell stories! One boy Hadi, shared his new story that was inspired by his toddler aged brother. When his brother turned his page upside down a new story developed!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Some used a little help from their parents, while others knew just what to do! This holiday season they all enjoyed listening to Tacky's Christmas by Helen Lester, and just as Tacky is a unique and special penguin, these children all made unique and special penguins. Look for more penguins on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/woodbridgelibrary
This month we tried something new at the Iselin Branch library. To highlight one of the many popular hobbies children enjoy, children had the opportunity to create a mini scrapbook. Out of only two paper lunch bags, children made their own 6 page books that contained two secret slots and two small pockets. While sharing ideas, scraps of their choice of paper, and inspiring each other with their unique layering of materials boys and girls grades K-7 had an amazing time at this program.
As a bonus, many parents learned that during a long holiday break, craft books maybe a great solution to entertaining children for a long period of time! So stop in an check out our simple craft books for kids!
Friday, December 23, 2011
This month we had the chance to meet CEB a Keeshound dog. This handsome and friendly puppy enjoyed as children read different stories to him. Although initially some children hesitated to read to this "big dog" they overcame their worries and had a wonderful experience reading to this non-judgemental pet. (as all our pets are non-judgemental)Not to be forgotten were Cuddles the cat and Kayleigh our other pets who came out with their rain gear on their backs and smiles on their faces! On a side note: In just a few months Mrs. Amera had the opportunity to meet so many different types of pets and I'm so glad to see their such great Listeners!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Can you guess what we did this week?
We enjoyed Monkey: A trickster tale from India by Gerald McDermott and Crocodile Beat by Gail Jorgensen. Sang and danced to 5 little monkeys swinging from a tree. Then ended our day by creating these long green things. Some say their alligators, some say their crocodiles, some say their a craft, and others just don't want to say at all!
Thanks to those who came out in the rain!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A few weeks ago some of your children's librarians got a chance to meet these three authors and one illustrator. From the left, the famous author Doreen Cronin, among her successful titles are Click Clack Moo, Bounce, Wiggle, and most recently M.O.M.* (Mom Operating Manual) Doreen was truely a pleasure listening to and her humor is certainly not only part of her writing style but also part of her charisma. Presenting beside her was Laura Cornell, who's known for her illustrations and her successful #1 New York Times bestsellers with author Jamie Lee Curtis, such as Big Words for Little People, Today I feel Silly & Other Moods, that make my day, & Is there really a Human Race? Laura didn't seem as talkative as Doreen but was also delightful one on one. In the center photo, is Kate Klimo, best known for her Dragon Keepers fantasy series.
Kate shared with us that she's excited to write not only for the readers, and for herself, but also for her parents. Also, last but not least was author Michael Dahl. Michael Dahl was known for several of his non-fiction titles among them are some of your teacher's favorites the If you wera an adjective, If you were a noun, etc. , or perhaps you'll know him by his most recent set of joke books: Laughs for a living: jokes about doctors, teachers, firefighters..., Screaming with laugher: jokes about ghosts, ghouls, zombies,... needless to say he was a hilarious speaker and has recently published fiction books.