Friday, October 28, 2011

Paint Coats

Art smocks are now available for all our paint-related projects and crafts! Check out my friends (above) as they model our library's new "paint coats"! The smocks are long-sleeved and have Velcro closures in the back to ensure protection against messy stains. The next time you're here for Story Time, Arts-n-Crafts, or other painting projects, be sure to try one out!

xoxo, Miss Katie

"Haunted Houseguests"

You know that Halloween is almost here, but do you know that Haunted Houses aren't the only places where creeping spiders like to hide? Look who we found lurking in our library! EEK!

Today, we read not-very-scary stories of Haunting Houseguests - spiders, bats, black cats, mummies, monsters, and more... My friends did a wonderful job "reading" these stories aloud with me - thank you for your help!

We're not afraid of these spiders! No tricks here - only treats! Check out these spider treat pouches and Tootsie Pop spiders:
Oooo, these girls are every bit as sweet as their lollipops!
Our friends danced like skeletons, floated like ghosts, crawled like black cats, and stomped like monsters. We also sang about "A Funny Little Lady with a Pointed Hat". Then we voted for and graphed our favorite Tootsie Pop flavor/color.

We noticed examples of camouflage in our Winnie the Witch book, and we strengthened our rhyming, counting, and subtraction skills in this fun ghost story!

See you on Monday, October 31st, at 11:30 am at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library for fun stories about an odd-shaped pumpkin, an old lady with a strange appetite, and a friendly monster. Happy Friday!

xoxo, Miss Katie

Monday, October 24, 2011

"MONSTERS at My Library!" Storytime

MONSTERS at my library! Oh my!

Hello, friends! It was difficult to choose from such great MONSTER stories like these:

and these

This morning, we read about the many ways a mama can love her little monster
(Eew! Lizard juice!) in My Monster Mama Loves Me So, by Laura Leuck. We screamed and shouted and scared a monster away as we read Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley, and we counted the mischievious and ravenous monsters in Susan Heyboer O'Keefe's One Hungry Monster. Such fun books to read aloud!

Check out these "Monster Blob" paintings we made! No dark, scary monsters at our library! Look at these bright, creative and friendly monster faces! Great job, friends!

If you and your little monsters are looking for more books to munch on, check out these MONSTROUS titles!

Leonardo, the Terrible / Mo Willems

Where the Wild Things Are / Maurice Sendak

Ugly Monsters / Tedd Arnold

I Need My Monster / Amanda Noll

There Was An Old Monster! / Rebecca Emberley

Glad Monster, Sad Monster / Ed Emberley

Tickle Monster / Josie Bissett

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted To Dance / Keith Graves

If You’re a Monster and You Know It / Rebecca Emberley

Three-Star Billy / Pat Hutchins

See you all on Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 11:30 am for our next storytime!

xoxo, Miss Katie

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Greetings from the library!

We had a great turn out for the Halloween party! We made colorful bats and smiling pumpkins! The Skeleton Scavenger Hunt was a huge hit! We played Pin the Grin on the Pumpkin and Witch Hat Ring Toss! Check out all the great costumes!

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for all the fun times at the library,

Miss Glynnis