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 experience for those of us who can’t travel around the world for vacation, while maintaining […]

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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 a child’s curiosity be stoked by how cool and weird and awesome the world is. […]

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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 a name so that we understand the fundamental importance of its intention. Process Art is the […]

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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 which pizza is distilled into a child’s life. The pacifying qualities of pizza in a busy […]

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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 think that’s all any of us can actually do in the face of dangerous ignorance: […]

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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 organisms, life processes, and biology. Physical Science deals with inanimate matter and energy, like physics […]

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