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    South America Story Time

    Travel Series Story Time My travel series of story times were developed as a seven week course spanning the June & July summer months. It kept our weekly story time routines interesting; the travel theme provided a more unique summer-programming…

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    Australia Story Time

    Travel Series Story Time I’d like to think the best part about being a children’s librarian is the level of rock star fame you achieve with three year olds—it does wonders for the ego—but really, the best part is witnessing…

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    Process Art

    Story Time & Process Art Today we’re going to talk a little about this Process Art movement that’s pretty popular right now. It’s just another example of taking something parents and caregivers already do with kids regularly, but giving it…

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    Pizza, Please!

    Story Time & Imaginative Play The fondest childhood memories of pizza I have are from Chuck-E-Cheese. The grease, the tokens, the religious fervor with which I worshipped that weird rodent mascot; it all brings back the first moment of bliss in…

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    Voting Storytime

    Story Time & Political Science I’d rather not dwell on the disaster that is the American political system and the appalling drag of our current electorate, so I have to channel my rage, disgust, and fear into something productive. I…

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    Clouds

    Story Time & Earth Science The three branches of science are: Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science. Life Science is probably the one kids will be most familiar with when they’re heading toward junior high, the studies of living…

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    We Love Bugs

    Story Time & Phobias: Okay, we don't really love bugs, but they're interesting creatures sharing the planet with us. Children are born mostly without judgment about creepy crawlies, until mom and dad scream in horror at a giant hairy spider.