With Diwali celebrated recently, we are sharing one of our favorite board books Diwali Lights. Join us for our Baby Storytime on Fridays at 10:00am for more books. Also check out the benefits of reading for children under 1 year old in this video and in our storytime!
With the fall season approaching, take a look at Apple Themed Storytime activities, including an apple and worm lacing activity, using a paper plate, markers, crayons, scissors and yarn! Most all of our crafts can be replicated at home for more fun and convenience. Also take a look at our Afternoon Family (Slightly) Scary Storytime in October!
Last week, we featured a special Fall-themed “Do-It-Yourself” Storytime, with stories, sensory materials, and crafts that you can do with your child at any time. Take a look on our Instagram page, and be sure to check back in the winter for another Storytime walk. We also had a special Storytime with author Dahlia Richards. Take a look at her book about moving from Jamaica to the Chicagoland area.
To celebrate International Dot Day, our Storytime week featured dots and circles. We also have a passive activity in our Youth area to promote creativity and individualism that allows you to create freely. Feel free to take a look at additional activities online, or in our handouts, which features Process-Based Circle Painting.
Check out our Storytime featuring different emotions! Speaking of emotions, we are excitedly launching our new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which can help you build strong early literacy skills and bonding. The library will have lots of storytimes and special programs to give you tips and encouragement along the way! Check out our Mood of the Day cups on this week’s craft!
Take a look at all of the different rhymes, books, or make your own DIY Opposites Puzzle! Also, if you’re not already, be sure to sign up for our new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and earn prizes for books in Storytime and the reading you do at home. You can register using Beanstack, which is the same program used for Summer Reading.
With school coming up, check out our activities, songs and making a paper backpack. Also take a look at our bookmarks on going back to school resources, so both children and adults can be prepared for the change in going back to school!
Check out some of the themes above, including crafts you can do at home!
Interested in reading recommendations? Check out our bookmarks that you can take when you’re in the library, or ask one of the librarians for more options!