Friday, May 17, 2013

This Week at Storytime...

Storytime is a weekly program for children of all ages. Storytime at the library introduces young children to books, rhymes, and other fun activities.

Each week we will have a new volunteer reader that will share an exciting story, followed by a craft or activity. We hope that you will join us every Thursday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30.

Ways to Get the Most Out of Our Weekly Storytime: 
  1. Arrive early and browse the children's department with your child.
  2. Check out books for your child to read at home. 
  3. Let your child select a book for his/herself.
  4. Come to Storytime on a regular basis.
  5. Talk with your child about the stories and activities.
  6. Make Storytime a family activity by joining in with the activities.

For our first Storytime we shared Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen. It's a fantastic story told through letters. Moritmer Henryson really loves Plantzilla, the plant he's been taking care of all year in his third-grade classroom. Moritmer takes Plantzilla home with him for summer vacation.

What could go wrong? But life in the Henryson household soon takes a strange turn. A pot roast disappears, then steaks from the grill--and where has Mrs. Henryson's prize Chihuahua gone?

Mary C. was our volunteer reader of the week.


This week our activity worked hand-in-hand with Plantzilla. The kids picked four random seeds of varying types to plant (several flowers, pumpkins, gourds, etc.) and grow this summer. Many asked if they would grow a plant like Plantzilla! This was a great way to get children excited about growing a plant of their very own and taking care of it. I'm sure they will be excited to see what grows.

If you would like to know more about the Storytime program or you would like to volunteer please contact Jennifer at the library for more details.

See you next Thursday for another exciting story!