Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
From Shelly, Youth Services Manager:
and a number of other fun spots that encourage parents to play with children and build those literacy skills they need before they enter school . Kids have been having a great time with the cash register, play food and scale. The "main play" will change every few months. Right now it is the market, but the Play and Learn Cafe is coming in January, complete with a 4-piece kitchen set that we are very excited about. We are slowly adding activity areas throughout the room and hope to move into the main library on a small scale. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Magnet board with picture magnets and letters related to the book Eating the Alphabet--they plan to change featured book and magnets each month.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thanks to a few gentle suggestions from librarians who use story kits, I've been working on evaluating, weeding, updating them. There's still a ways to go, but you'll find some fresh books in:
- Cats and Mice
I created new mix CDs with music from a variety of artists for several kits this year--some of these kits also got new books or activities:
- Around the World
- Nature Trip
- Outer Space
Wowza! I tried to look at titles, activities, and music that will meet the needs of younger children, since the storytime demographic seems to be shifting downwards a bit. If you haven't used kits before and you want to give them a try, or if you'd given up on them because they are outdated, it might be worth taking a peek at them again! You can find a listing of story kit contents here. To reserve, send me an email at email@example.com