Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Halloween is coming up! Have you chosen a costume? Prepare for the holiday by reading these books of other costumed friends with us!

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

When you enjoy a book, let your children know that you like it and why. Sharing your enjoyment gives them a positive attitude toward books. This positive attitude will influence them when they get to school and learn to read. Let your child choose books and tell you why he likes them.

- Lambert

Activity

Spice up a familiar book by talking about why it’s a favorite of your child’s. Talk about the art, the words, and prompt your child to share.

Books Presented

Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow

  When babysitter Lulu takes the five little monkeys trick-or-treating, they decide to change costumes with their friends and try to fool Lulu and their mother.

Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

Although he professes to fear nothing, it turns out that the most-feared villain in the Star Wars universe may not be so fearless after all.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood
A neighborly day for a beauty
Would you be mine?
Could you be my neighbor?

– adapted from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Monster, Monster, Turn Around

Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, touch the sky
Monster, monster, touch your nose
Monster, monster, grab your toes
Monster, monster, touch your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please

– www.Storytimekatie.com

 

Monsters Galore

Monsters galore, can you roar? Roar.
Monsters galore, can you soar? Make flying motions.
Monsters galore, please shut the door. Clap hands.
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! Fall down.

– Sunflowerstorytime.com

 

Zoom Zoom Zoom, Witch Style

Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
If you want to go at night
to spread around Halloween fright
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
BOO!
– Jbrary.com

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Additional Books

Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma by David Soman and Jacky Davis

It is Halloween and Lulu doesn’t know if she should dress as Ladybug Girl or find a different costume for the special day.

Muffins for Mummies by Adam and Charlotte Guillain

George bravely explores the museum to see who has been stealing the cakes on the sly. It could be the mammoth – or maybe the knight? Or that mummy who’s lurking nearby…

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Story Time – Boxes

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November Kid and Tween STEAM Activities

November Kid and Tween STEAM Activities

November Kid and Tween STEAM Activities

Check out November’s upcoming kid and tween Take n’ Go kits!

Kit 1:

Turkey racers made from balloons and feathers, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 10th.

Kit 2:

Hare and Hounds and classic games, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 24th.

 

November Kid and Tween STEAM Activities

Check out November's upcoming kid and tween Take n' Go kits! Kit 1: Turkey racers made from balloons and feathers, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 10th. Kit 2: Hare and Hounds and classic games, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 24th....

Kid and Tween STEAM: Stained Glass Spiderwebs

Get a stained glass effect with this tissue paper spiderweb craft. Things you will need include: glue scissors variety of tissue paper contact paper spiderweb shape paperclip and string for hanging if desired

Kid and Tween STEAM – Pumpkin Patch Maze

Experiment with balance and gravity with this pumpkin patch marble maze. Things you will need include: glue or tape scissors green paper orange pom poms a marble

October Kid and Tween STEAM

Check out our October kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available for pickup at the Youth Reference desk. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Pumpkin Patch Marble Maze - available starting October 13 Learn about...

Kid and Tween STEAM – Infinity Cubes

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Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag. Things you will need include: ziploc bag antacid tablet water oil UV light highlighter paper towel Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

Summer STEM – DIY DNA

Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

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Upcoming Teen Crafts in November

Upcoming Teen Crafts in November

Upcoming Teen Crafts in November

Check out November’s upcoming teen Take n’ Go craft kits!

Teen craft 1:

Popsicle stick shelves, available for pickup starting Thursday November 5th.

Teen craft 2:

Magic circle crochet, available for pickup starting Thursday November 19th.

 

Upcoming Teen Crafts in November

Check out November's upcoming teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Popsicle stick shelves, available for pickup starting Thursday November 5th. Teen craft 2: Magic circle crochet, available for pickup starting Thursday November 19th.  

Teen Baby Yoda Craft

Learn to make The Child. You will need the following supplies: scissors large rubber band 4 small rubber bands polyurethane filling small rectangle of fabric brown fleece green fleece needle thread two buttons (preferably black) sewing pins

Teen Ghost Paint Rockets

Launch a ghost paint rocket by following the video below! You will need the following supplies: film canister Alka Seltzer tablets water-based paint like finger paints

Upcoming October Teen Crafts: Ghost Rockets and Baby Yoda

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Build a glow-in-the-dark pony bead dreamcatcher! You will need: 5 ft plastic string 6 red beads 12 orange beads 24 yellow beads 36 green beads 24 clear beads 48 purple beads

Teen Summer Crafts – Fairy House

Build a fairy house! You will need: about 60 popsicle sticks scissors glue/glue gun materials to decorate

Teen Summer Crafts – Origami Cranes

Fold these paper cranes! You will need: a square sheet of paper

Teen Summer Crafts – Dragon Eggs

Make these incredible dragon eggs! You will need: 150-200 thumb tacks styrofoam egg desired color(s) of fingernail polish

Teen Summer Crafts – Harry Potter Bookmarks

Color these Hogwarts bookmarks. Don't forget the tassle! You will need: printed bookmark template (preferably on cardstock) yarn contact paper

Teen Summer Crafts – Wizard Wand Pens

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Story Time – Creepy Creatures

Story Time – Creepy Creatures

Story Time: Creepy Creatures

Can you find the “creepy creatures” in the night? These are the nocturnal animals that stay up at night and sleep during the day. You might go outside in the evening and, using your senses, discover which of these animals are creeping around your neighborhood.

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Don’t shy away from informational or non-fiction books when sharing a story with your child. Children love to find out about the world around them and how things work. Even if you don’t read all the words, point out the illustrations and talk about them with your child.

Activity

Using an informational book about animals, sing, “There’s Something in the Nighttime,” with your child and have them fill in the noises. Then talk about where the animals live, what they eat, and when they sleep.

Books Presented

Where Are the Night Animals by Mary Ann Fraser

Describes various nocturnal animals and their nighttime activities, including the opossum, brown bat, and tree frog.

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

Night Animals Need Sleep Too by Gianna Marino

It’s daytime and night animals are all sleeping soundly. Well, all except for Possum. Skunk tries to be helpful, pointing out a cave, then a tree, then a den. But the more places Possum tries to sleep, the more night animals he wakes up.

It's Raining Bats and Frogs by Rebecca Colby

What’s a witch to do when a rainstorm threatens the Halloween Parade? Make it fun, that’s what!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

One Little Bat

One little bat was trying to behave.
He hung upside down from his feet in a cave.
Another bat flew in, and said, “How do you do?”
The 2nd joined the first, and then there were 2!
2 little bats were trying to behave.
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.
To help pass the time, they sang “Do re me”
Another bat joined the song, and then there were 3.
3 little bats were trying to behave
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave
From their cave perch, they looked down at the floor,
A new bat joined the game, and then there were 4.
4 little bats were trying to behave.
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.
One little bat zoomed inside and did a dive.
He stayed to take a rest, and with him there were 5.

– www.Missbarbaraatthelibrary.blogspot.com

Two Little Hoot Owls

Two little hoot owls, sitting on a hill
One named Jack and the other named Jill
Fly away Jack! Fly away Jill!
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

– www.Storytimekatie.com

 

There’s Something in the Nighttime

 (Modified from There’s something in my garden)
There’s something in the nighttime that I can’t really see.
There’s something in the nighttime, now what can it be?
Whoo, Whoo. Hear it’s funny sound? Whoo, Whoo. An Owl is what I found!
(Continue with other animals, I used an Owl, a cat, a mouse, and a skunk ‘Smell that funny smell? Sniff, sniff, A skunk! You sure can tell!’)

– www.Missbarbaraatthelibrary.blogspot.com

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Paper Bag Owl Craft

Make this owl paper bag puppet craft!

Additional Books

Whoo-oo is it? by Megan McDonald

Mother Owl hears a mysterious noise in the night and tries to identify it.

Night Animals by Gianna Marino

Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

After she falls headfirst into a bird’s nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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Adult Makers – Gold Leaf Illumination

Adult Makers – Gold Leaf Illumination

Adult Makers – Gold Leaf Illumination

This month we’re doing gold leaf illumination! Kits will be available even after this online instruction until they are out, so don’t miss your chance to pick one up!

 

 

Upcoming Teen Crafts in November

Check out November's upcoming teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Popsicle stick shelves, available for pickup starting Thursday November 5th. Teen craft 2: Magic circle crochet, available for pickup starting Thursday November 19th.  

Upcoming November Adult Makers

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This month we're doing gold leaf illumination! Kits will be available even after this online instruction until they are out, so don't miss your chance to pick one up!    

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Teen Baby Yoda Craft

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Looking for a safe way to trick or treat? Kids 0-5 can come to the library in costume any time over the week of Halloween (October 26-30) for a take n' go back of treats!

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October Adult Makers

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Stuffed Animal Day

Bring your teddy bear to the library on October 14th! Anybody who brings in their stuffed animal friend gets a special treat.

October Lunch with Librarians

This month's lunch with the librarians will be Monday, October 12 at 12:30pm in the Community Room. Come bring your brown bag or takeout and swap book ideas with fellow lit lovers in this informal gathering. We hold this every second Monday of the month.

Teen Baby Yoda Craft

Teen Baby Yoda Craft

Teen Baby Yoda Craft

Learn to make The Child. You will need the following supplies:

  • scissors
  • large rubber band
  • 4 small rubber bands
  • polyurethane filling
  • small rectangle of fabric
  • brown fleece
  • green fleece
  • needle
  • thread
  • two buttons (preferably black)
  • sewing pins

Upcoming Teen Crafts in November

Check out November's upcoming teen Take n' Go craft kits! Teen craft 1: Popsicle stick shelves, available for pickup starting Thursday November 5th. Teen craft 2: Magic circle crochet, available for pickup starting Thursday November 19th.  

Teen Baby Yoda Craft

Learn to make The Child. You will need the following supplies: scissors large rubber band 4 small rubber bands polyurethane filling small rectangle of fabric brown fleece green fleece needle thread two buttons (preferably black) sewing pins

Teen Ghost Paint Rockets

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Upcoming October Teen Crafts: Ghost Rockets and Baby Yoda

Check out our October teen Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available for pickup at the Youth Reference desk. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Ghost Rockets - available starting October 1 We'll launch Alka-Seltzer rockets...

Teen Summer Crafts – Pony Bead Dream Catchers

Build a glow-in-the-dark pony bead dreamcatcher! You will need: 5 ft plastic string 6 red beads 12 orange beads 24 yellow beads 36 green beads 24 clear beads 48 purple beads

Teen Summer Crafts – Fairy House

Build a fairy house! You will need: about 60 popsicle sticks scissors glue/glue gun materials to decorate

Teen Summer Crafts – Origami Cranes

Fold these paper cranes! You will need: a square sheet of paper

Teen Summer Crafts – Dragon Eggs

Make these incredible dragon eggs! You will need: 150-200 thumb tacks styrofoam egg desired color(s) of fingernail polish

Teen Summer Crafts – Harry Potter Bookmarks

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Teen Summer Crafts – Wizard Wand Pens

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Kid and Tween STEAM – Pumpkin Patch Maze

Kid and Tween STEAM – Pumpkin Patch Maze

Experiment with balance and gravity with this pumpkin patch marble maze.

Things you will need include:

  • glue or tape
  • scissors
  • green paper
  • orange pom poms
  • a marble

November Kid and Tween STEAM Activities

Check out November's upcoming kid and tween Take n' Go kits! Kit 1: Turkey racers made from balloons and feathers, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 10th. Kit 2: Hare and Hounds and classic games, available for pickup starting Tuesday November 24th....

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Get a stained glass effect with this tissue paper spiderweb craft. Things you will need include: glue scissors variety of tissue paper contact paper spiderweb shape paperclip and string for hanging if desired

Kid and Tween STEAM – Pumpkin Patch Maze

Experiment with balance and gravity with this pumpkin patch marble maze. Things you will need include: glue or tape scissors green paper orange pom poms a marble

October Kid and Tween STEAM

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Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag. Things you will need include: ziploc bag antacid tablet water oil UV light highlighter paper towel Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

Summer STEM – DIY DNA

Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

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Story Time – Creepy Cats

Story Time – Creepy Cats

Story Time: Creepy Cats

“Creepy” cats start with the letter “C”! For story time, we read about cats, sang about cats, and found a lot of cats in the bookshelves of the library. Try checking out some of the additional books listed below about how to take care of a cat. You can also watch the great video of Elijah Wood reading, “Me and my Cat.” Then practice spelling the word, C-A-T.

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

STRWP Tip

Giving your children paper and crayons, markers, or pencils when they can scribble is the beginning of early writing. It takes a lot of coordination to write. Scribbling and drawing are the beginning steps to writing. Posting your child’s work on the on the refrigerator or around the house will show her how proud you are of her efforts.

- Lambert

Activity

Read a story together about a cat. Then give your child drawing materials and ask her to “draw” the story again or some aspect of it.

Books Presented

The Remarkable Friendship of Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat by Rick Walton

Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat enjoy playing tricks on one another, but they discover true friendship after one receives a tasty gift that he believes is from the other.

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class, but unfortunately his costume is more silly than scary.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Down Around the Corner

Down around the corner at my mom’s pet store
Were six little cats and not one more
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
And they bought a cat and took it away!

– www.Literaryhoots.com

Flannel: Rainbow Kittens

Six little kittens found a box of paint.
They jumped right in…their mother will faint!
The first little kitten came out all red.
“I’ll be orange,” the second kitten said.
The third little kitten turned bright yellow.
“I’ll be green,” said the next little fellow.
The fifth kitten said, “My favorite is blue.”
“Purple for me,” said the sixth with a mew.
Dancing home the kittens go
To show their mother a KITTEN RAINBOW!

– www.Literaryhoots.com

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Bobblehead Cat Craft

Make this bobblehead cat craft!

Additional Books

A Cat for You: Caring for Your Cat by Susan Blackaby

  Explains the different types of cats to own as a pet and how to care for them.

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura

Late one night, an old lady in a pointed hat climbs through the window into Nicholas’ bedroom. She brandishes her broom, fires out some words, and then leaves as abruptly as she came. It’s puzzling at the time, but not nearly as puzzling as what happens the next day!

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Story Time: Creepy CostumesHalloween is coming up! Have you chosen a costume? Prepare for the holiday by reading these books of other costumed friends with us!Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip When you...

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Story Time – Creepy Crawlies

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Story Time – Bubbles!

Story Time: Bubbles"Bear blows bubbles!" "B" is for bubbles. Did you know a bubble will always be a sphere unless it's next to something else that alters its shape? Bubbles are also great for making firends. Have a bubble blowing party with a friend. You might become...

Story Time – Boxes

Story Time Boxes What's inside your magic box? Today in preschool story time we learned that "box" starts with the letter "B." Did you know that in 2006, the cardboard box was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame? That's because, when you use your imagination, a box can...

Story Time – Row Your Boat

Story Time Row Your Boat Row, Row, Row Your... can you guess what comes next? Of course you can! It's "BOAT!", and it's this week's "B" word. Try this experiment at home. A boat is like a bowl that floats in water, but if it's too full, it will sink. "Float" a bowl in...

Story Time – Berry Delicious

Story Time Berry DeliciousWhat starts with the letter "B" and is delicious in a pie? Berries! This week in Online Story Time, we read books, sang songs, and learned a berry fine rhyme. As an extension, go to the farmer's market and see how many types of berries are...

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies In September We have some exciting changes upcoming for kids' programming! Story Time will resume online starting Tuesday September 8th at 10:30 a.m. Book Babies will resume Wednesday September 9th at 9:45 a.m. In place of Toddler...

Story Time – Once Upon a Time

Story Time - Once Upon a Time 10:30 am ONLINE on Facebook - ages 2 to 5 How do you begin a story? Oh, yes! It's "Once Upon a... slime, goat, or maybe it's goose!" This week in story time we finished our "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading 2020 theme with books that...

October Adult Makers

October Adult Makers

October Adult Makers

Learn the ancient art of gold leaf illumination. Pick up a kit with supplies and tools and develop an idea for your project before our online lesson is posted on October 16 at 7pm.

The tools in the kit will need to be returned, but we’ll let you keep them a week to experiment a bit on your own. A limited number of kits will be available beginning Monday, October 12.

Upcoming November Adult Makers

Celebrate National Men Make Dinner Night! Lance Hanson of the University of Idaho's extension office will give a demonstration on everyone's new favorite kitchen gadget, the Instant Pot. Get ideas on how to make yours even more fun! The demo will be available on our...

Adult Makers – Gold Leaf Illumination

This month we're doing gold leaf illumination! Kits will be available even after this online instruction until they are out, so don't miss your chance to pick one up!    

Read, Look, Learn Episode 1: Martial Arts

Join us for episode 1 of Read, Look, Learn! About twice a month we'll take a look at a topic with books from our catalog, then go out into our neighborhood and see if we can find someone to tell us more about it. This time we're talking about martial arts! Many thanks...

Halloween Trick or Treat bags for kids 0-5

Looking for a safe way to trick or treat? Kids 0-5 can come to the library in costume any time over the week of Halloween (October 26-30) for a take n' go back of treats!

COVID-19 UPDATE – Curbside Delivery Until Further Notice

*ANNOUNCEMENT* our services will be temporarily limited to curbside only Starting MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 As previously announced, with the change of assessed risk level from Moderate to High as set forth by the Eastern Idaho Public Health Department, our services will be...

October Adult Makers

Learn the ancient art of gold leaf illumination. Pick up a kit with supplies and tools and develop an idea for your project before our online lesson is posted on October 16 at 7pm. The tools in the kit will need to be returned, but we'll let you keep them a week to...

Stuffed Animal Day

Bring your teddy bear to the library on October 14th! Anybody who brings in their stuffed animal friend gets a special treat.

October Lunch with Librarians

This month's lunch with the librarians will be Monday, October 12 at 12:30pm in the Community Room. Come bring your brown bag or takeout and swap book ideas with fellow lit lovers in this informal gathering. We hold this every second Monday of the month.

October Adult Book Club

Join us on October 8th at 6:30 in the Community Room for a discussion of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Keep an eye out for the two most emphasized foods in the book - we'll be eating those as treats! Book club copies available at the Circulation desk.

September Adult Makers

September Adult Makers Market Bags Join us by watching the video below to make your market bag!

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