This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What we read:

Night Owls:

My Garden written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes


Rad, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant April Pulley Sayre (words and photographs)

as well as Tap the Magic Tree (see below!)
Little Listeners:
What Does Bunny See? written by Linda Sue Park and illustrated by Maggie Smith
Flower Garden written  by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Tap the Magic Tree written and illustrated by Christie Matheson

Story Time:
additionally we read...
Miss Maple's Seeds written and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

Peep-O-Rama 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Here are pictures from our Peep-O-Rama program. A fun, crafty time was had by all.  Everyone had such fantastic ideas.  And can you guess how many Frozen dioramas there were?

Jackie Robinson Day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball by playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Stop by the library and read one of these great books about Jackie Robinson's contribution to the civil rights movement.
In honor of his accomplishments, all players in Major League Baseball will wear the number 42 on their uniform tonight.

Spring Break @ CHPL!

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's spring break for the students at our local public schools! Luckily, we have a week full of fun programs planned for a multitude of ages. Some require registration, others do not. Check it out!

Kamishibai Story Hour*

Join us for traditional Japanese story telling. Learn about Kamishibai and
then we'll create our own story as a group. Grades 1-5.

Click here to register.

Tuesday, April 15
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Upper Level, Craft Room


Summer Stories Preview

Join us for this special preview of our summer story time for children ages
2 through 6. Enjoy literature, songs, and finger plays (but no craft) and
dream of summer fun! No registration required.

Wednesday, April 16
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Upper Level, Craft Room



We provide supplies. You bring the creativity. Come and create your own
spring Peep Scene out a shoebox, marshmallow animals, sequins,
pipe cleaners, and more!

Click here to register.

Wednesday, April 16
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Upper Level, Craft Room

DIY Pinwheels for Tweens*

Discover a new way to craft! Use our new vinyl cutter to design a miniature
pinwheel. All supplies will be provided. Open to grades 4-6.

Click here to register.

Wednesday, April 16
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Upper Level, Craft Room

Toddler Dance Party

Join us for a rockin' good time as toddlers and their caregivers dance along
to tunes. For children 18 months - 3 years.

Thursday, April 17
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Lower Level, Conference Center

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What we read:
Night Owls:

Duck! Rabbit! written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

10 Little Rubber Ducks written and illustrated by Eric Carle

Ribbit Rabbit written by Candace Ryan and illustrated by Mike Lowery

Little Listeners:
Sally and the Purple Socks written and illustrated by Lisze Bechtold

I Went Walking written by Sue Williams and illustrated by Julie Vivas

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? written by Eve Bunting
and illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

Story Time:
In addition to Duck! Rabbit! we read:
Ducks Don't Wear Socks written by John Nedwidek
and illustrated by Lee White
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! written by Candace Flemimg
and illustrated by G. Brian Karas

April 2014 App of the Month

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Going Places 2
By Model Me Kids
Updated: September 6, 2012
Version 3.3

This month, we are honoring Autism Awareness Month by featuring an app designed for kids on the spectrum! Going Places is a free app that contains six basic social stories with photographs, audio, and text. For those unfamiliar with the concept of social stories, you can read more about them here.
The stories in Going Places have practical information about day-to-day activities, such as going to the doctor’s office—and they also highlight some unspoken social rules such as “I keep my hands to myself” when playing at the playground.

This app is a great introduction to social stories, and could even serve as guidelines for those looking to create their own stories for their child for daily routines, school, or more specific outings! Another app to look out for is Social Stories byTouch Autism, which offers users the ability to make 2 free social stories of your own—you must upgrade to make more and share with other devices.

Book Buzz April, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

[Cover]Paperboy by Vince Vawter
This is a great story about a young boy with a stuttering problem. He is very self-conscious about his speech so he doesn’t speak to many people. He spends most of his time with Mam, the woman that cooks and keeps an eye on him at home. His best friend, Rat, is leaving for a month over the summer, so he takes over Rat’s paper route while he is away. He usually sticks near home and this pushes him past his comfort level and makes for a very interesting summer.  Paperboy is deserving of the Newbery Honor that it received in January. Kristin (J Fiction)

[Cover]Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka
and Mac Barnett
When Alex's Gran Gran sends him the vapidly sweet Birthday Bunny book for his birthday, Alex must take matters and his no. 2 pencil into his own hands and turn that awful book into something he wants to read.  The result is Battle Bunny. Made to look like Alex's "edited" book, Battle Bunny tells the story of an evil bunny bent on world domination and Agent Alex, the one hero who can stop him. Featuring rockets, bombs and lots of explosions Battle Bunny will appeal to (and possibly even inspire) elementary age kids.  Parents, you might want to hide the Golden Books!
Alia (J Fiction)

[Cover]Runt by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Elizabeth Moon doesn't quite fit in, but who does in middle school? She basically lives among the dogs who her mother boards, including a Saint Bernard named Sadie--who turns out to be a bit of a bully. But Sadie's not the only bully Elizabeth faces: at school, Zoe and Maggie are calling the shots. This book compares the animal kingdom to middle school by way of short chapters with a variety of narrators and voices. It doesn't sugarcoat the harsh realities of (cyber) bullying, and might be familiar to anyone in middle school (or anyone who's been there). This fast-paced but heartfelt read is best for kids grades 5 and up.
Cassie (J Fiction)

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