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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Storytime Setlists Update

Sorry for the late postings! Below you will find the stories, songs, and felts we did at storytime on June 27, July 18, and July 25. (I was ill on July 11 so there is no posting for that day.) We had large attendance each day and even a larger amount of fun!

June 27: Night Sounds

Welcome Song: Hello, How are You by Dr. Jean

The Night is Singing by Jacqueline Davies

It's Sleeping Time Poem
Down comes the sun (arms in sun shape go down)
And up comes the moon. (raise back up)
It will be sleeping time soon. (rest head on hands)
Birds are quiet in their trees. (shhh motion)
Cows and horses rest on their knees. (go to knees)
Sleepy children are tucked into beds, (sleeping motion)
With goodnight kisses upon their heads. (blow kisses) We did this a few times.

The Bravest of the Brave by Shutta Crum

Three Little Smelly Skunks by Colleen & Uncle Squatty We used feltboard pieces.

Felt: Brown Skunk, Brown Skunk, What do You See? (felt pieces - different colored skunks) We did it a few times.

Goodbye Song: Twinkle Friends by Dr. Jean with scarves
Goodbye Song: The Other Day I Read a Book

July 18: Night Creatures

Welcome Song: Hello, How are You by Dr. Jean

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Song: ZZZ! ZZZZZZ! Snort Snort by Dr. Pam Schiller on Leaping Literacy - We used a drum  stick and rhythm stick to rub together to make the zzz zzz noise.

10 Flashing Fireflies by Philemon Sturges

I'm a Little Firefly poem
I'm a little firefly, (flap wings)
Look at me! (pretend eye glasses)
I'm as happy as I can be. (large smile)
See my light flicker and shine so bright! (flicker hands and fingers)
Now watch me fly into the night. (flap wings and "fly" around)

Home Sweet Cave by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Bats are Sleeping song
Bats are sleeping, (sleeping head)
Bats are sleeping,
Upside down (hang head "upside down)
Upside down.
Sleeping in the morning (sleeping head)
Waiting for night to come (jump and open wings)
To fly around (flap wings)
To fly around (fly around the room). We did this a few times.

Head, Thorax, Abdomen song by Johnette Downing on her CD Boogie Woogie Bugs

Goodbye Songs: Twinkle Friends by Dr Jean
and The Other Day I Read a Book

July 25: Solar System

Welcome Song: Hello, How are You? by Dr. Jean

Astronaut Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox

The Martian Hop on Joanie Bartels's CD Dancin' Magic - we danced and hopped around with maracas and egg shakers

I Want to be an Astronaut by Byron Barton

I'm a Little Astronaut
I'm a little astronaut
Going to the moon.
The rocket is ready,
We blast off soon.
I will climb aboard
And lock the latch.
Fire the rockets and off we blast! We did this a few times.

Countdown! by Kay Woodward and Ofra Amit

Sally Go Round the Sun
Sally go round the sun (walk in a circle in one direction)
Sally go round the moon (walk in the other direction)
Sally go round the chimney pots (twirl)
On a Sunday afternoon (sit down). We did this song faster and faster.

Sofia's Dream by Land Wilson

Twinkle Little Star with star stickers on our fingers
Twinkle, twinkle little stars,
Stand and twinkle where you are.
Twinkle high and twinkle low.
Twinkle fast and twinkle slow.
Twinkle, twinkle little stars.
Now sit and twinkle where you are. (We did this a number of times because it was so much fun.)

Goodbye songs: Twinkle Friends with Dr. Jean and The Other Day

Remember: Our storytime kiddos and families have read over 200 books, therefore earning their Star Readers Party! The party will be on August 8 at 930am. Expect a normal storytime for 1/2 an hour followed by a half hour of treasure hunting, a craft, and snack!

Next Week: Things that Go Bump in the Night - you an expect a great game to play!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Family Fun Night with The Golden Trunk Players

Many thanks to The Golden Trunk Players for their take on The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, and Jack & the Beanstalk. 

Did you miss their performance? They will be back on July 31 at 330pm! Don't miss that one!

Wands & Spaceperson Capes

The kiddos and I made wands, shooting stars, and capes this Tuesday. So much creativity and teamwork at this event! It was great fun! Thanks for coming over for this free event. 

Next week we will have guests from Beaver Creek for a program about butterflies. Stop by at 330pm next Tuesday! All ages are invited.

Decorating her wand.

Pause for an impromptu puppet show!

One of the completed wands.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thank You!

Fall Creek Public Library is very fortunate to be located in such a warm, loving community. I would like to thank the numerous donors including a few who have decided to remain anonymous.

Thank you to Taco Johns, Eau Claire Express, Crystal Cave, Co-Op Credit Union, Marie Siedling, Fazolis, Unity Bank, Walmart, Fall Creek Dental, and Action City for their support. Our program would not feel complete without the support and assistance from our local community, families, individuals, and businesses.

Thank you also to the youth and adult volunteers: every little bit helps! Whether you are shelving materials, cutting stars, assisting patrons, or being an extra body at one of our youth programs, your presence is very valuable to us. Thank you!

Please do not forget that we will NOT have programs July 4 - 6 due to the holiday. The Library will also be closed TOMORROW the 4th for the holiday. Stay safe and stay cool, everyone.

Be sure to stop in today for our Wii games and make and takes. Free for all ages.