Pom Pom Bunnies Craft

Pom Pom Bunnies Craft

Pom Pom Bunnies Craft

Learn how to make these adorable pom pom bunnies! You will need the following supplies:

  • yarn (about 30 yards for the big pom pom and 25 for the small)
  • felt scraps of the same color
  • pom pom of the same color
  • 3×3″ square of pink felt
  • a pony bead
  • googly eyes
  • 1 foot of fishing line
  • two 3.5″ cardboard circles
  • two 2.25″ cardboard circles
  • scissors
  • pen
  • a quarter
  • glue gun

Pom Pom Bunnies Craft

Learn how to make these adorable pom pom bunnies! You will need the following supplies: yarn (about 30 yards for the big pom pom and 25 for the small) felt scraps of the same color pom pom of the same color 3x3" square of pink felt a pony bead googly eyes 1 foot of...

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at...

Teen Craft: Mosaic Stash Boxes

Try making these mosaic boxes to stash your stuff. You will need the following supplies: box tissue paper 1-2 DVDs to cut up Modge Podge or other craft glue Paintbrush

Late March Teen Activities

Teen Anime Club: My Hero Academia movie  Monday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Teen Take N' Go: Mosaic Stash Box Our second teen craft take n’ go kit for March will be mosaic stash boxes, available starting Thursday, March 18th. Instructions will...

Teen Craft: Keyring Dreamcatchers

Ashley from the Teen Action Council teaches us how to make keyring dream catchers! You will need the following supplies: keyring string scissors bead toothpick needle (optional)

Early March Teen Activities

Monday, March 1st at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at the library for teens. Shower Moments and Other Muses Monday, March 8th at 4:30 in the Community Room This month we will watch a webinar from www.teenauthorbootcamp.net called...

Upcoming March Teen Craft: Keyring Dream Catcher

Our first teen craft take n' go kit for March will be keyring dream catchers, available starting Thursday, March 4th.

Teen Craft: Duct Tape Pens

Learn to make duct tape flower pens! You will need the following supplies: exacto knife (preferred) or scissors ruler cutting board (or use the metal plates we handed out) at least two colors of duct tape pen

Teen Craft: Paper Lanterns

Celebrate Chinese New Year with these paper lanterns! You will need the following supplies: scissors a pencil a marker or a pen a box (we used a Kleenex box) to use when poking holes a ruler a push pin or awl yarn scrapbook paper a pipe cleaner a piece of straw a...

Teen Crafts: Mini Piñata

Learn to make a mini piñata! You will need the following supplies: scissors glue gun foam plate crepe paper white tissue paper white paper candy

Story Time: Loving Our Library

Story Time: Loving Our Library

Story Time: Loving Our Library

It’s National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so much more.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

When your children have happy experiences, they want to repeat them. Starting kindergarten can be seen as an extension of informal library “classes.” Children who have joyful experiences in the public library often approach school with a positive attitude, ready and excited to learn.

- Lambert

Activity

Sing “If You’re a Reader and You Know It!” with your child. Don’t forget to “do all three” at the end!

Books Presented

Dinosaur Vs. the Library by Bob Shea

Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places: the library! On the way, he invites his friends—a lonesome turtle, a sad owl and more—to ROAR along with him. But how will his roaring go over at the library? Has Dinosaur finally met his match in Storytime?

The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

The Book Hog loves books – the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell – and he’ll grab whatever he can find. There’s only one problem: he can’t read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are.

I Am a Book by Linda Hayward

Describes how a book is created, manufactured, and distributed.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Flannel Board: Five Little Books

(Sung to the tune of Farmer and the Dell)
Chorus:
Come and take a look
In my storybook.
There are friends galore
And so much more
In my storybook.

Verse 1:
You might find three little pigs,
And a wolf who’s bad and big.
A tortoise, a hare,
A family of bears
In my storybook.

Verse 2:
You might find three billy goats
A girl with a red-hooded coat,
A gingerbread man,
Or Peter Pan
In my storybook.

Flannel Board: Five Little Books

Five little books at the library,

Five little books as great as can be.

Along comes (name) with her library card

To take one home and read.

Continue to zero.

 

If You’re a Reader and You Know It

If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
(shoot hooray, read a book)

 

The Library Boogie

– Tom Knight
 

The Library Song

 

 – Sesame Street

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Cut and fold this template to make your own story book!

Additional Books

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

Learn about the library, checking out books, and story time with Lola.

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do.

Biblioburro: A True Story From Colombia by Jeanette Winter

After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with ‘faraway villages.’ He starts with two burros–one for himself, one for books–and heads off.

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience and Fortitude by Josh Funk

Patience, one of the New York Public Library lions, is missing and Fortitude, the other lion, searches the building from top to bottom seeking him.

More Story Times

Story Time: Loving Our Library

It's National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so...

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, "Ew! That's gross!" Because gross things can be fun!Join us live Tuesdays at...

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter "E". And it's the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing...

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs are totally "egg"ceptional, and a lot of children don't realize the differences and similarities between eggs of different species. Some children also think that the eggs we purchase in the store will eventually hatch. Have fun with your child as you explore the...

Story Time: Elevator Escapades!

"There's an alligator in the elevator! Ahhh!" Riding in an elevator can be a great counting activity for your child, but it's even more fun when you and your child engage your imaginations and "guess" where you might end up or who you might meet on each floor. Try...

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

"E" is for elephant! Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom. They are so strong enough to lift 700 pounds, yet they are so gentle they can pick up a tiny leaf without crumpling it. Children love elephants. They are big and have large...

Story Time: Fabulous Feet!

Have you and your child looked closely at feet lately? Feet are fabulous! And they are used for so many different things in the animal and creature kingdom! Check out some of these books to find out how.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5...

Story Time: Friends!

Making friends is easy for some children and more difficult for others, but when you show your child "how" to be a friend, it makes the task seem easier. As you do so, don't forget to point out that not every one will be kind in return, but to be patient. Below you...

Story Time: Fashion!

Lights! Camera! It's fashion! This week we learned that "F" is for fashion, and "fashion" can help you express how you are feeling, where you want to go, and what is good for the weather outside.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing,...

Story Time: Feelings

This week in Storytime, we learned that "F" is for feelings. Sometimes children have a difficult time expressing or understanding their feelings. When you help them attach a color to a feeling, it helps them understand and how to deal with their emotions. Thankfully...

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel.
Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
 
Have a say in what goes on at the library for teens.
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Exploring Writing Software

Monday, April 12th at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

This month we’re exploring writing software and programs available to make your writing better!

Join our teen Discord server to chat about writing and more with other teens throughout the month.

Create a book face photo and share it on Discord  Email it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com if you'd like it to be considered for our social media  Each book face photo you do wins you a coupon of your choice from Gina's drawer
Contests on Discord

We’ve got a Book Face photo challenge and an Easter egg hunt going on this month on our Discord server. Come and join the fun!

For every message you send  (with a 1 minute cooldown time) you'll find a number of Easter eggs  Check how many Easter eggs you've collected by typing t!points in the Easter egg channel  For every 500 Easter eggs, you can come in to the library and get a tasty prize

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at...

April Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.    Our book for April is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim: A recipe for happiness: four women, one...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

Closed March 26th for Staff Development Day

We'll be closed Friday, March 26th for Staff Development Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

March Kid and Tween Programs

You won't want to miss our March Kid and Tween STEAM activities! Starting Tuesday, March 9th, you can come pick up our paper towel experiment kits at the front desk. Our bottle experiments will be available a couple weeks later on the 23rd. Hello Mother Daughter Book...

On the Same Page: Regency Ball and Concert

Regency Ball and Concert Friday, February 26, Via YouTube If you just finished learning the dance steps, we know you’ll want to try them out. Have an intimate ball in your living room as our trio plays tunes from the era. If you’re not a dancer, think of it as a cozy...

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

April Adult Activities

April Adult Activities

April Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces. 

 

Our book for April is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim:

A recipe for happiness: four women, one medieval Italian castle, plenty of wisteria, and solitude as needed.

The women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other—and the castle of their dreams—through a classified ad in a London newspaper one rainy February afternoon. The ladies expect a pleasant holiday, but they don’t anticipate that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their true natures and reacquaint them with joy. Now, if the same transformation can be worked on their husbands and lovers, the enchantment will be complete.

Reading copies are available to check out at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Makers: Macrame Earrings
 
Create wearable art. Kits will be available at the circulation desk beginning April 12th with an instructional video Friday, April 16th through our website and/or YouTube channel.

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at...

April Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.    Our book for April is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim: A recipe for happiness: four women, one...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Adult Makers: Diamond Painting

Learn how to do diamond painting with Cathy's simple video.    

Closed March 26th for Staff Development Day

We'll be closed Friday, March 26th for Staff Development Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

March Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.    Our book for March is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel:   An audacious, darkly glittering novel set...

On the Same Page: Regency Ball and Concert

Regency Ball and Concert Friday, February 26, Via YouTube If you just finished learning the dance steps, we know you’ll want to try them out. Have an intimate ball in your living room as our trio plays tunes from the era. If you’re not a dancer, think of it as a cozy...

On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

Regency Dance Lesson Friday, February 26, Via YouTube Join us to learn steps to some basic dances of the time period. It will be helpful to have a small group working together. Four would be ideal, but we know you can figure things out with fewer if necessary. Watch...

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

A Good Long Walk Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22 As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head...

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well!...

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby’s head, back, tummy, etc. as you sing the rhymes below. And of course, don’t forget to read with baby every day!

Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

According to developmental experts, manual dexterity is directly tied to cognitive development. ‘It’s through her hands that your baby demonstrates the link between thought and action,’ says Rhoda Erhardt, a pediatric occupational therapist in St. Paul who specializes in hand function.

- www.parents.com/baby/development/physical/encouraging-fine-motor-skill-development/

Activity

Wax Paper Fun! Show baby how to crumple a piece of waxed paper into a ball. It provides both sound and grip for an instant toy. While it’s non-toxic, you still want to monitor baby’s inclinations to eat it. As baby’s finger dexterity increases, cut off one strip of waxed paper, place a safe snack like Cheerios every couple of inches along the length, and then fold and twist the wax paper between each piece. The game for baby is to open and find each snack!

- "Games Babies Play" by Vicki Lansky

Books Presented

Tickle Time! by Sandra Boynton

Based on the wildly popular song from Boynton’s wildly popular Rhinoceros Tap CD, Tickle Time! is pure irrepressible Boynton, lively in tempo, nimble in rhyme, and filled with irresistible fuzzy cats that cavort from page to page.

Tickle the Duck! by Ethan Long

In this hilarious touch-and-feel book, a cranky duck dares children to tickle his soft stomach, his hairy armpit, his rubbery foot-and reacts uproariously each time.

Ten Tiny Tickles by Karen Katz

Family members awaken a baby with tickles, from one little tickle on a lovely sleepy head to ten tiny tickles on the toes.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Two Little Eyes

Tune: Five Little Ducks
Two little eyes to look around,
Two little ears to hear each sound,
One little nose to smell what’s sweet,
One little mouth that likes to eat.

Variation:
Two little eyes to see all around,
(gently stroke around baby’s eyes in a circle)
Two little ears to hear each sound,
(stroke around ears)
One little nose that smells what’s sweet, (softly pat nose with finger)
And one little mouth that likes to eat!
(circle around mouth, then bounce near it with finger)

-The Baby’s Game Book by Isabel Wilner

The Wheels on the Bus (Tickle Version!)

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All over town

The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep…
The babies on the bus go bounce bounce bounce…
The parents on the bus go tickle tickle tickle…
The babies on the bus go hee hee hee …

Melissa.depperfamily.net

I Bounce You Here

I bounce you here
I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere!

I tickle you here
I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere!

I hug you here
I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere!

Melissa.depperfamily.net

On My Toe There is a Flea

On my toe there is a flea.
Now he’s climbing on my knee.
Past my tummy, Past my nose,
On my head where my hair grows.
On my head there is a flea,
Now he’s climbing down on me.
Past my tummy, past my knee,
On my toe. Take that you flea!

– Kathyreidnaiman.com

Additional Books

Grandmas Are for Giving Tickles by Harriet Ziefert

 

Lift the flaps to see all the fun things a grandma does.

Tickle by Leslie Patricelli

Watch out! Here comes Tickle Monster! Good thing this baby is NOT ticklish. Well, maybe just the feet, hee hee! And the tummy. And, oh no, not the armpits!

The Lost Laugh by Michelle Preen

Hyena has lost his laugh and can’t find it anywhere. Luckily there’s still a tickly monkey friend to help him find it!

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

Book Babies: Let’s Go to the Zoo!

You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

Book Babies: Walking, Walking

Learning to walk can be both fun and frustrating for your little one, but there are things you can do to encourage him. Try wrapping a scarf or blanket around your baby's chest and under his arms, then stabilize him with the blankets as he learns to balance himself...

Book Babies: I Love You!

"Children love books that reaffirm your love for them. Especially as they grow older and learn to deal with their emotions, it’s important for them to know that you love them, no matter how much they may sometimes misbehave." - yogibrarian.wordpress.comJoin us live...

Book Babies: Let’s Get Dressed!

Getting dressed is a great opportunity to practice singing, talking, and playing with you child, and you do it every day! It doesn't take a lot of time to add a song, match a shoe, and talk about why we wear clothes. It's also a great way to "see" how your child is...

Book Babies: Happy n’ Sad, Mad n’ Glad

Are you happy? Sad? Glad? Or mad? From the moment they are born, babies and toddlers love looking at faces to see how you are feeling. It helps them to organize their own thoughts and emotions. So have fun with these activities and books with your child as you explore...

Book Babies: Baby Panda Bears

Today come and teach your baby about pandas with these fun books and activities.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, “Ew! That’s gross!” Because gross things can be fun!

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Young children are naturally curious about the world around them and often use their senses to explore and learn. By taking advantage of this eagerness to learn, you can help build their scientific knowledge.

Activity

Play this Mix ‘n Match game in your kitchen with your child. Wear a blindfold and try to guess what something is by its smell, taste, or touch. Show your child how to describe something with words before taking off the blindfold. You can also make crazy concoctions together and practice describing your creations using all five senses.

Books Presented

Splat! by Jon Burgerman

Encourages the reader to predict what will happen and keep turning pages as a face is splattered with a pie, a sandwich, and more.

Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup

Big Fluffy Bear insists that Big Smelly Bear visit the pond for a bath before she will scratch the itch he cannot reach.

On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex

Improbable, ridiculous remedies accumulate when there is gum stuck in your hair.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Five Pairs of Smelly Socks

Five pairs of smelly socks
On my bedroom floor
Mom washed the BLUE pair
And then there were four

Four pairs of smelly socks
They belong to me
Dad washed the PINK pair
And then there were three

Three pairs of smelly socks
What’s a kids to do?
Brother washed the PURPLE pair
And then there were two

Two pairs of smelly socks
I wear them when I run
Sister washed the GREEN pair
And then there was one

One pair of smelly socks
One and only one
I guess I’ll wash the ORANGE pair
And then there will be none.

No more pairs of smelly socks
We washed them all today, But wait until tomorrow
More are on the way!

 

Icky, Sticky Bubble Gum

Icky, sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum, bubble gum, bubble gum.
Sticky, sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum, bubble gum.
Makes your hands stick to your knees.
And you pull ’em,
and you pull ’em,
and you pull’ em away.

(Head… Belly… Mouth… Nose… Elbows)

 – David Landau

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

We hope you enjoyed this slime craft! Just pour the clear activator liquid from the tube into your cup with the lid and stir! The less activator you use, the stretchier the slime will be.

Additional Books

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals by Steve Jenkins

Describes the odors that some animals have developed to stay safe and thrive in their environments, including the striped skunk, the bombardier beetle, and the honey badger.

Once Upon a Slime by Andy Maxwell

Beginning with Goldilocks, various fairy tale characters are drenched in slime and join forces to discover who is responsible.

Crazy Concoctions: A Mad Scientist's Guide to Messy Mixtures by Jordan D. Brown

Presents simple chemical reaction science experiments and recipes for mixtures of varying viscosity.

More Story Times

Story Time: Loving Our Library

It's National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so...

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, "Ew! That's gross!" Because gross things can be fun!Join us live Tuesdays at...

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter "E". And it's the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing...

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs are totally "egg"ceptional, and a lot of children don't realize the differences and similarities between eggs of different species. Some children also think that the eggs we purchase in the store will eventually hatch. Have fun with your child as you explore the...

Story Time: Elevator Escapades!

"There's an alligator in the elevator! Ahhh!" Riding in an elevator can be a great counting activity for your child, but it's even more fun when you and your child engage your imaginations and "guess" where you might end up or who you might meet on each floor. Try...

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

"E" is for elephant! Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom. They are so strong enough to lift 700 pounds, yet they are so gentle they can pick up a tiny leaf without crumpling it. Children love elephants. They are big and have large...

Story Time: Fabulous Feet!

Have you and your child looked closely at feet lately? Feet are fabulous! And they are used for so many different things in the animal and creature kingdom! Check out some of these books to find out how.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5...

Story Time: Friends!

Making friends is easy for some children and more difficult for others, but when you show your child "how" to be a friend, it makes the task seem easier. As you do so, don't forget to point out that not every one will be kind in return, but to be patient. Below you...

Story Time: Fashion!

Lights! Camera! It's fashion! This week we learned that "F" is for fashion, and "fashion" can help you express how you are feeling, where you want to go, and what is good for the weather outside.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing,...

Story Time: Feelings

This week in Storytime, we learned that "F" is for feelings. Sometimes children have a difficult time expressing or understanding their feelings. When you help them attach a color to a feeling, it helps them understand and how to deal with their emotions. Thankfully...

April Kid and Tween Activities

April Kid and Tween Activities

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we’re talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George.
This month for Books for Boys we’re reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.
Join us on Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room!
You won’t want to miss our April Kid and Tween STEAM activities! Starting Tuesday, April 13th, you can come pick up our hot air balloon art kits at the Front Circulation Desk. Our flying machines kits will be available a couple weeks later on the 27th.
Craft instructions will be available on our website and on our YouTube Channel.

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at...

April Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.    Our book for April is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim: A recipe for happiness: four women, one...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

Closed March 26th for Staff Development Day

We'll be closed Friday, March 26th for Staff Development Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

March Kid and Tween Programs

You won't want to miss our March Kid and Tween STEAM activities! Starting Tuesday, March 9th, you can come pick up our paper towel experiment kits at the front desk. Our bottle experiments will be available a couple weeks later on the 23rd. Hello Mother Daughter Book...

On the Same Page: Regency Ball and Concert

Regency Ball and Concert Friday, February 26, Via YouTube If you just finished learning the dance steps, we know you’ll want to try them out. Have an intimate ball in your living room as our trio plays tunes from the era. If you’re not a dancer, think of it as a cozy...

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about “real” wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.

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Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Books like “Cuckoo Can’t Find You,” which have lists of activities or items are great for babies because there’ isn’t a strong narrative. That makes it easy to read as many or as few pages as keep your baby’s interest. Stopping books when babies are done listening is a great way to keep your book sharing experiences positive and not stressful.

Activity

Find a book with a simple narrative, but vibrant pictures. Then explore and talk about the illustrations with your baby. Most picture books have a “traveling” character which moves through the book. Play “Look and Find” for this character as you and your baby turn each page.

Books Presented

Ten Wriggly, Wriggly Caterpillars by Debbie Tardett

Follow the adventures of these bright, bold caterpillars in this peek-through counting book!

Cuckoo Can't Find You by Lorianne Siomades

Each animal has lost an object that rhymes with its name and the hidden item is concealed within the pages.

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin’s tail, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak, a heron’s legs, and a nightingale’s song.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Wiggle Worms

 Here are some worms who are, oh, so sad.
They’ve lost all the wiggles that they once had.
They wonder if you, just for today
would lend them your wiggles so they can play.

Wiggle them up and wiggle them down
Wiggle the worms around and around
Wiggle them high and wiggle them low
Wiggle them fast and wiggle them slow
Wiggle them over your shoes and your socks
Then wiggle them back into their box.

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Bounce: Trit Trot to Boston

Trit, trot to Boston, (bounce baby on your knees)
Trit, trot to Lynn,
Take care, Baby, (substitute child’s name for “Baby”)
Don’t fall IN!
(on “IN,” part knees and let baby slip through)

– Childhood

Scarf Song: Scarf Wiggle

You put your scarf up. You put your scarf down. Your put your scarf up.
And you shake it all around,
You wiggle on your knees and you wiggle on your toes.
You’re doing the scarf wiggle!

You put your scarf out. You put your scarf in. You put your scarf out.
And you shake it all around.
You wiggle on your head and you wiggle n your nose
You’re doing the scarf wiggle!

You put your fingers up. You put your fingers down. Your put your fingers up.
And you shake them all around,
You wiggle on your knees and you wiggle on your toes.
You’re doing the finger wiggle!

You put your fingers out. You put your fingers in. You put your fingers out.
And you shake them all around.
You wiggle on your head and you wiggle n your nose.
You’re doing the finger wiggle!

– Adapted from the “Hokey Pokey” song

Bounce or Manipulative Play: Wally the Worm

Wally the Worm went up and down
(lift baby up & down)
Up and down,
Up and down.
Wally the worm went up and back into the ground.
(let baby slip through knees)

Additional Books

Owl and Wormy: Friends All Aflutter! by Andy Runton

Good friends Owly and Wormy are disappointed when their new plant attracts fat, green, bug-like things, instead of butterflies, until a metamorphosis occurs.

Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.

Illustrations and rhyming text follow ten caterpillars as one wriggles up a flower stem, another sails across a garden pool, and one reaches an apple leaf, where something amazing happens.

Wiggle, Jiggle by Book Dash

A little Caterpillar loves to wiggle!

Danger Worm by Andrea Kaczmarek

Little Worm wants nothing more than to leave his cosy home. But there are so many dangers!

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

Book Babies: Let’s Go to the Zoo!

You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

Book Babies: Walking, Walking

Learning to walk can be both fun and frustrating for your little one, but there are things you can do to encourage him. Try wrapping a scarf or blanket around your baby's chest and under his arms, then stabilize him with the blankets as he learns to balance himself...

Book Babies: I Love You!

"Children love books that reaffirm your love for them. Especially as they grow older and learn to deal with their emotions, it’s important for them to know that you love them, no matter how much they may sometimes misbehave." - yogibrarian.wordpress.comJoin us live...

Book Babies: Let’s Get Dressed!

Getting dressed is a great opportunity to practice singing, talking, and playing with you child, and you do it every day! It doesn't take a lot of time to add a song, match a shoe, and talk about why we wear clothes. It's also a great way to "see" how your child is...

Book Babies: Happy n’ Sad, Mad n’ Glad

Are you happy? Sad? Glad? Or mad? From the moment they are born, babies and toddlers love looking at faces to see how you are feeling. It helps them to organize their own thoughts and emotions. So have fun with these activities and books with your child as you explore...

Book Babies: Baby Panda Bears

Today come and teach your baby about pandas with these fun books and activities.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter “E”. And it’s the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing his teeth, picking up garbage outside, or even recycling the bottle from the juice he drank for lunch. You might find some other ideas in the books and rhymes below.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

It’s fun and easy for children to learn about topics that are relevant to them. For instance, songs about everyday experiences, body parts, senses, and their environment help children make sense of the world we live in.

- Lambert

Activity

Sing “We’ve Got the Whole World” with your child and then change the lyrics to things in your home or outside. For example, “We’ve got yummy bananas to eat…” or “We’ve got the chirping birds in the trees…” or “We’ve got a playful puppy who loves to bark…” Then read a book about the Earth and sing the song with the illustrations.

Books Presented

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Year by Stacy McAnulty

The Earth introduces readers to key moments in the planet’s life, from its formation over four billion years ago to the present, including the Earth’s position in the solar system, its layers, and when plants and animals began to inhabit the planet.

The Earth Book by Todd Parr

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. 

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak

In simple text, a young boy watches how nature changes from winter into spring.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Once There Was a Litter Bug

(Tune:  “Itsy Bitsy Spider”)
Once there was a litter bug
Who went from town to town,
Throwing out his garbage,
That landed on the ground.
The garbage grew so high
That when he turned around,
The litter bug got buried
And he was never found!

 

Five Bottles of Juice on the Wall

(Sung to: “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”)
Five bottles of juice on the wall,
five bottles of juice.
Put one in the recycling bin.
Four bottles of juice on the wall.
Continue until there are no more bottles left.

 

We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Use our template to create an earth-themed flannel board activity.

Additional Books

I Can Save the Earth by Alison Inches

Max is a little monster who likes to litter and never, ever recycles. Then the electricity goes out and he sees how exciting and beautiful the Earth is– and that it will need his help to stay that way.

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre

A love letter to the Earth shares striking photographic images from around the world that introduce such concepts as nature and science. Water, air, light. Patterns, curves, shapes, colors. Things that crawl, fly, float, run, bloom, ripen. Think of everything Earth gives us. What are you most thankful for? Includes notes from the author about related activities and resources.

The Earth Gives More by Sue Fliess

In each season, Earth has something special to enjoy–and we can find ways to be good stewards to the planet too!

Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter

Before everyone recycled…there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do?  Enter the Garbage Barge! This mostly true and completely stinky story is sure to make you say “Pee-yew!”

More Story Times

Story Time: Loving Our Library

It's National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so...

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, "Ew! That's gross!" Because gross things can be fun!Join us live Tuesdays at...

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter "E". And it's the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing...

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs are totally "egg"ceptional, and a lot of children don't realize the differences and similarities between eggs of different species. Some children also think that the eggs we purchase in the store will eventually hatch. Have fun with your child as you explore the...

Story Time: Elevator Escapades!

"There's an alligator in the elevator! Ahhh!" Riding in an elevator can be a great counting activity for your child, but it's even more fun when you and your child engage your imaginations and "guess" where you might end up or who you might meet on each floor. Try...

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

"E" is for elephant! Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom. They are so strong enough to lift 700 pounds, yet they are so gentle they can pick up a tiny leaf without crumpling it. Children love elephants. They are big and have large...

Story Time: Fabulous Feet!

Have you and your child looked closely at feet lately? Feet are fabulous! And they are used for so many different things in the animal and creature kingdom! Check out some of these books to find out how.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5...

Story Time: Friends!

Making friends is easy for some children and more difficult for others, but when you show your child "how" to be a friend, it makes the task seem easier. As you do so, don't forget to point out that not every one will be kind in return, but to be patient. Below you...

Story Time: Fashion!

Lights! Camera! It's fashion! This week we learned that "F" is for fashion, and "fashion" can help you express how you are feeling, where you want to go, and what is good for the weather outside.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing,...

Story Time: Feelings

This week in Storytime, we learned that "F" is for feelings. Sometimes children have a difficult time expressing or understanding their feelings. When you help them attach a color to a feeling, it helps them understand and how to deal with their emotions. Thankfully...

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