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Exploration at Storytime

During Twilight Tales this week, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of first moon landing. But, then I asked the children to predict what happened next. Everyone agreed that the astronauts would have wanted to continue their work in space. We then discussed Apollo 12 and astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon -- this was my plan all along. 

Throughout the summer, we have been working on concepts related to sequencing, predicting, estimating and summarizing. I wanted the children to have a chance to understand that although this was a truly amazing accomplishment it was not the end of NASA’s endeavor in space, nor did Alan Bean’s career begin or end with Apollo 12. During his lifetime he was a naval engineer, a test pilot, an astronaut and an artist.

Care of Your Humming Bird Feeder

Last week, children who attended Twilight Tales storytime each recieved a hummingbird feeder to extend their storytime experience. I wanted to provide additional resources to ensure that everyone is having a positive experience. 

Hummingbird Feeding

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

Hummingbirds of Houston

Please let me know if you have any additional questions in the comments below. 

Storytime Schedule for July 17, 18 and 19

Next week, we are presenting a Space Camp for school aged children. Like many of our program opportunities, this event is extremly popular and all openings are filled.

Storytime families will have the opportunity to attend Twilight Tales on Monday at 7:00 pmTwilight Tales is our family storytime program that inspires a love of reading through a variety of early literacy activities. Crafts or extended learning experiences are often provided at the end of the program for children, and younger participants will have an option to explore books or baby toys with parents. Storytime programs will not be held on July 17,18,19. We will resume our regular storytime schedule on Monday, July 22. 

The Magic of Theatre for Young Audiences

Books Alive will present an adaptation of Helen Lester's picture book Me First. Their production is a fully staged musical brought to life by a professional touring company. Children of all ages will enjoy the show, which promotes literacy and introduces young audiences to the magic of theatre! Families do not need to register for this program. 

Tuesday, June 18 @ 2:30 pm

Celebrate Pollinator Week

Children and their families are invited to a special program presented by John Mims from Wild Birds Unlimited.

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and learn what you can do to protect them. During this program, learn about the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. Afterwards, families will have an opportunity to create a craft. This program will take the place of the Twilight Tales storytime; we will resume our regular schedule the following week.  

Free Family Fun @ the Library!

If you've previously attended one of our storytimes, you will notice that Ms Rucker's program is very reflective of our goals related to emotional, social, and cognitive growth.

 

Infants and Babies @ the library? Yes!

Mother Goose is a gentle early-learning program for infants 0-18 months along with their parents or caregiver. We enjoy sing-alongs, book sharing and play. Registration is not required.

When: Wednesday @ 11:00 am

 

Do You have a Gift for Mother's Day?

This Sunday is Mother's Day! Do you have a gift yet? 

Children who attend family storytime this evening will have an opportunity to create a poster for mom, or another special family member.  

When: Monday, May 6 @ 7:00 PM

Twilight Tales is a fun storytime for the entire family. Each week we focus on creating a positive storytime experience to inspire a love of reading by enjoying a variety of stories, sing-alongs, movement, play and a craft. This program is held every Monday at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted. I hope to see you there!

Celebrating 100 Years of Children's Literature

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary Children’s Book Week; the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.The theme this year is Read Now • Read Forever.

Welcome to Storytime

Children and families are invited to attend Twilight Tales storytime on Monday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm. This program is a fun storytime for the entire family. Each week we focus on creating a positive storytime experience to inspire a love of family reading by enjoying a variety of stories and activities. Tonight, I will be presenting a smorgasburg of tales followed by a simple craft related to Earth Day. Typically, we have this program in the meeting room, but all storytimes will be held in the Children's area from April 22 - May 4, because of voting.

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