Saturday, September 28, 2013

Storytime: Once Upon a Time...a Wolf Cried BOY!!!

Our weekly Storytime program has continued to be a huge success. Even though school is back in session, we are continuing to offer our Storytime hour on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30.

Mrs. Laura captivated young readers with two exciting stories about wolves,  "The Wolf Who Cried Boy" by Bob Hartman and "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig" by Eugene Trivizas.

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" -- Little wolf that is tired of his mom's cooking. It's the same old thing night after night, Lamburgers and Sloppy Does. The little wolf wishes his mother would serve up a nice platter of his favorite dish: Boy! But Boy is hard to come by these days. As Little Wolf trudges home from school one day, he decides to postpone his boring dinner by shouting "Boy! Boy!" But what will happen when a real boy finally comes along?

"The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig" -- When it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves' increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves' housing crisis.  

After enjoying the hilarious tales of little wolves and the big bad pig, we created our very own wolf. Each child designed their unique and very colorful wolf. Some of the wolves were pink, purple, blue, while other had stripes of many different colors. No two little wolves were alike. We used the printable wolf craft template at Learn Create Love.

I'd like to take a moment to say 'Thank You' to all of the wonderful volunteers that help us to make the Storytime program a HUGE success. We appreciate the many hours of assistance you provide and look forward to your continued support of the library. 

If you are a student and would like to earn community service hours, enjoy working with children or would like to be a valuable part of your local library please call or stop by the library for more details on how you can help.