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Friday, October 28, 2011

Pretend Storytime Set-list

Welcome Back by Dr. Jean
Counting Rope
Let's Pretend by Debbie Bailey

"Laurie's Got a Pig on Her Head" by Laurie Berkner. We listened to the song and danced around with puppets on our heads!

Just a Daydream by Mercer Mayer

"5 Elephants Went Out to Play" song and felt pieces
1 Elephant went out to play
on a spider's web one day.
He had such ENOURMOUS fun
that he called for another elephant to come.
"Hey, Elephant!"
(stomp feet like an elephant is running)
Repeat with 2, 3, 4, and 5
Then make the elephants break the spiderweb and fall down laughing.

Just for One Day by Laura Leuck

Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

"I Wanna Be a Dog" by Charlotte Diamond on CD 10 Carrot Diamond
Goodbye Songs: "Big Books" and "The Other Day I Read a Book"

Next week: Monkey C, Monkey Do!

Friday, October 21, 2011

What Can You Do with a Pumpkin?

I don't know what YOU can do, but these kids sure came up with many ideas! 28 people attended our Fall Family Fun Day on October 15 - thank you for coming out to carve, paint, build, eat, and laugh!

Scooping and carving out the pumpkins

Look at the guts!

Working together

Lots o guts!

Something for everyone to get their fingers into :)

Painting a pumpkin patch

Some of the pumpkins carved by the families

What can you build with a gourd?

Yay building!

One creation!

Another creation!

Protecting the gourd from falling objects

Autumn Storytime Setlist

Storytime October 19: Autumn!

Don't forget about the Falling For Books program! Attend a storytime or LMNOPlaying program for more information.

Counting Rope
Welcome Back by Dr. Jean

Footballs and Falling Leaves by Rebecca Davis

Feltboard: This is Jack-o-Happy
This is Jack-o-happy.
This is Jack-o-sad.
This is Jack-o-sleepy.
This is Jack-o-mad.
This is Jack in pieces small.
But in a pie,
Jack's best of all!

Do Cows Turn Colors in the Fall? by Vicki Woodworth

Feltboard: 5 Little Pumpkins
5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "Oh, my it's getting late!"
The second one said, "There are witches in the air."
The third one said, "But we don't care."
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run!"
The fifth one said, "Isn't Autumn fun?"

Then whooooo went the wind
and OUT went the lights.
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

Then we went on a leaf hunt in the Village Hall and Library!

Draw and tell Story: Apple Annie

Goodbye Songs: Big Books and The Other Day I Read a Book

Next time: Let's Pretend! on October 26 at 9:30am

Friday, October 14, 2011

Transportation Storytime

Welcome Back song by Dr. Jean

Homemade Vehicle Guessing Game book

Act out and guess the felt vehicles

Away We Go by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

This is the Way We Ride on CD Rumble to the Bottom by Colleen & Uncle Squaty

Go-Go Gorillas by Julie Durango

Rockin' and Rollin' School Bus on CD Rockin' Reading Readiness by Dr. Pam Schiller

What's Inside a Police Car? by Sharon Gordon

Song: John Brown's Pushbike
John Brown's pushbike has a puncture in its tire. (repeat 3 times)
And now it's time to WIGGLE!
Wiggle (sing 17 times)
John Brown's pssht has a puncture in its tire. (repeat 3 times)
And now it's time to WIGGLE!
Wiggle (sing 17 times)
John Brown's pssht has a pssshhh in its tire. (repeat 3 times)
And now it's time to WIGGLE!
Wiggle (sing 17 times)
John Brown pssht has a pssshhh in its woooh! (repeat 3 times)
And now it's time to WIGGLE!
Wiggle (sing 17 times)

Goodbye Songs: Big Books and The Other Day I Read a Book

Next Week: AUTUMN!

Clap, Tap, Drum Storytime Setlist

A day of music and instruments? You betcha!

Song: Welcome Back with scarves by Dr. Jean

Song: Give Me a Clap by Dr. Jean

Hey Diddle Diddle by Eve Bunting

Mama Don't Allow Song with instrument of choice

Zoo Song by Barbara Bottner

Can you do what I do? game with drums

Our Marching Band

I've Got Music in Me song on Fun and Games CD by Greg and Steve

Then we passed out instruments and had a marching band around the Village Hall and in the Library!

Goodbye Songs: Big Books and The Other Day I Read a Book

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Newsletter News

Our September newsletter was chock-full of interesting information, we had to leave some out! Please read the articles below that couldn't fit in our latest mailed newsletter!

One World, Many Stories a World-wide Success!
Fall Creek area youth had a banner summer! Over 90 youth participated in this read-for-fun program, reading over 460 hours! A hearty congratulations to our top readers: Sophie Kuehn, Riley Lucken, Olivia Forcier, MiKayla McCann, Alexis Heskett, and Baillee Shellenbarger! After completing 6 Reading passports, 17 youth were invited to a special Ice Cream Party! Area youth participated in numerous programs, including Storytime, performer Ken Lonnquist with Beaver Creek Reserve, musicians The Stoop Singers, and game/craft days.

Stoop Singers

Ken Lonnquist

Chopstick Relay
Trying to solve The Conundrum

The Golden Trunk Players

Making peace hoops at World Community Day

Planting seeds with Gerome the Gnome’s author

Tween/Teen Duct Tape Creations

Opportunities for Youth Volunteers
Is your youth organization or family looking for a service project to benefit your community? Working towards a volunteer award? Consider your local library! The following is a list of former and possible projects: volunteer at a book/bake sale; conduct a major cleaning; plan a program with Jenna; construct a shelf; assist during a fundraiser for the Library; collect cans; purchase materials and supplies; make puppets for Storytime; create artwork out of old books to sell as a fundraiser; alphabetize materials; your opportunities are many! Contact Jenna to discuss your interests.
Youth Programs Wishlist
General Supplies:
AA batteries
Box cutter/x-acto knife
Cheap Hairspray (small bottle)
Colored Cardstock
Colorful calendars
Construction paper all colors
Cotton balls
Craft magnets (see Jenna about size)
Felt all colors
New or gently used legos and duplos
Old cake/sheet pans any size (up to 20)
Organizing tote boxes
Paper plates
Plastic silverware
Quart and gallon storage bags
Rubber Cement
White board markers any color

Fall Programs:
Pumpkins for an October program
Pumpkin carving kits
Clean pizza boxes for November program (20)
Volunteers to participate in our December puppet show
Decorators for our December puppet show

October Calendar:

4  Adult Computer Help 2-4pm
 5 Storytime 9:30am
7 Adult Computer Help 9-11am
8 Sign up deadline for 10/10 LMNOPlaying
10 LMNO Playing 7pm*
11  Adult Computer Help 2-4pm
12 Storytime 9:30am Doors open at 9:20
14  Adult Computer Help 9-11am
15 Family Fun Day 10-1130am
18  Adult Computer Help 2-4pm Wii Out 330 – 5pm
19 Storytime 9:30am
21  Adult Computer Help 9-11am
24 YouTube Ballots available!
25 Adult Computer Help 2-4pm
26 Storytime 9:30am
28  Adult Computer Help 9-11am
29  Sign up deadline for 10/31 LMNOPlaying
31 LMNO Playing 7pm*

Storytime Setlists Sept 21 and 28

It's been so busy here at the Fall Creek Library! Here are the last two storytime setlists: Colors & Shapes and Feelings! All materials and songs are available from the MORE system.

Colors & Shapes
"Welcome Back" by Dr. Jean on CD All Day Long
Book 1 Blue Fish
Song with eggs and scarves: "ROY G BIV" by They Might Be Giants

Book: Fishy Shape Story
Song: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Book: Lots of Dots
Song: Sticker on My... Words go "I see the sticker on the sticker sees me. This sticker is on my head, then on my knee! I see the sticker and the sticker see me. The sticker is on my ____, then on my knee! I see the sticker on the sticker sees me. The sticker is on my_____, then on my knee." Repeat lots!

Book: Pete the Cat

Book: Blue Chameleon

Good-bye Songs: Big Books and The Other Day I Read a Book

"Welcome Back" by Dr. Jean with scarves

Book: My Many Colored Days

Song: If You're Happy and You Know It (sad, angry, scared, happy)

Book: A is for Angry

Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Book: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Book: Come Along, Daisy
Goodbye Songs: Big Book and The Other Day I Read a Book
We ran out of time! I also wanted to do "Mama Hug" with shakers!

Next week (tomorrow!): Clap, Tap, Drum! We'll have LOTS of instruments!