Story Time

What is the Right Story Time for my Child?

   We get asked this question all the time in the Children's Area.  Which story time should I bring my child to? The answer is:  bring your child to the story time that best fits their age and ability.  Children grow and develop at different paces.  No child is the same when it comes to what they learn or how they learn.  With that in mind, we have done our best to create story times to fit every age and stage of your child’s development.  We offer 6 story time sessions each week that are planned with these developmental stages in mind.
Baby Bookworms for the newborn – walking unassisted. This is a special time for you to spend and enjoy with your baby.  It is a chance to hear familiar nursery rhymes and songs, enjoy bubbles, listen to music and do basic fine motor coordination activities.  Read and Play is for the walker – 18 month old.  At this story time you and your child will enjoy listening to a story (sometimes 2), fingerplays, songs, bubbles, play time with other babies and beginning fine motor activities.  Toddler Time is for the 18 month – 3 year old.  At Toddler Time, your child will attend a themed story time where they’ll listen to at least 2 stories along with fingerplays, songs, rhythm stick fun, parachute play, complete a simple craft and have play time with other children.  Preschool story time is for the 3 – 5 year old who is able to sit and listen to at least 3 stories and actively participate in fingerplays, songs and group activities along with rhythm stick fun, parachute play and an age appropriate craft completed with minimal help from their  parent.   You are encouraged and welcome to attend any story time that is offered during the week, however, it is recommended that you attend the age appropriate story time for your child (based on the above guidelines) so that they have the best overall experience for their stage of development.   For specific days and times, please access our online calendar of events.  See you at Story Time!

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

July 10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day!


Do you know how Teddy Bear came to be called “Teddy”?  During the 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt went hunting in Mississippi.  While hunting, he refused to shoot a little bear and the Washington Post made a cartoon about that event.  Toy store owners wrote a letter to the president and asked if they could make a bear and call him “Teddy” after Theodore Roosevelt.  He agreed and the toy store made many children’s favorite Teddy Bears.

 

Trick or Treats @ the Library

Trick or TreatersJoin us for a very special story time just in time for Halloween!  We'll read Halloween stories and then go trick-or-treating in the library!  Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  All the fun will take place Tuesday, October 27 at 10:30am.

When the children's librarian is away, the branch manager will play...

The Branch Librarian is taking over story time and she wants to have a party!  A Mo Willems party! Join us tomorrow on Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 am to celebrate the books starring The Pigeon, Piggy and Elephant, and Knuffle Bunny . We'll read some hilarious stories, make wearable crafts, eat Pigeon-friendly snacks and make Knuffe Bunny inspired art pages! All are welcome. Let us know you're coming! RSVP by clicking on the event here or call us at 281-821-1320. See you there!


Turn UP The Volume in Story Time

Why do we use so much music in story time?  It is a sort of language all in its own, but tied directly to learning.  In story time, it is used to create a friendly and inviting environment, to denote time; such as designating an opening and closing song.  In our case we use Skiddamrink to sing hello and The Clean Up Song to pick up after story time is over.

The Library Went to the Dogs!

 

Last week our library was overrun by kittens.

This week, as part of our Springtime Story Time, the puppies came to our library!

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