Preschool Storytime ONLINE: Winter

Welcome to Preschool Storytime! This is our new virtual program room and we are so excited for you to explore! Click on the image above to go into the actual program room.

Once inside the program room, you will find a variety of links to click on. Some will lead to videos of me reading or sharing songs. Others will lead to new activities to try at home or even to music videos.

While we are virtual, you can look forward to a Preschool Storytime Program Room to explore once a month. To add to the storytime fun, we will have kits available starting today on a first come, first serve basis. These will have printables, games, and activities that will keep you and your preschooler laughing and learning. Be sure to stop in and grab a kit (or ask about picking one up curbside)! New kits will release each month on the same day as the latest Preschool Storytime.

Thank you to Penguin Random House for allowing us to read The Magical Snow Garden by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Thank you to Harcourt Publishing for allowing us to read Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer. Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing for allowing us to read Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon.

Preschool Kits Are Now Ready For Curbside Pick-up!

Sponsored by Bi-State Literacy Council

Pick up your preschool kit starting today in the lobby or with curbside pick up Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm while supplies last. Activities include a flannel board, indoor snow, crafts, games, and a snowball alphabet. Go to the Preschool Virtual Storytime Room starting January 20 for stories, flannel board rhyme and other activities that will go along with the kit. Enjoy!

Storytime For Littles ONLINE: Snowplow!


Welcome to Storytime for Littles Online! This is our virtual program room and we are so excited for you to explore! Click on the image above to go into the actual program room.

Once inside the program room, you will find a variety of links to click on. Some will lead to videos of me reading or sharing songs. Others will lead to new activities to try at home or even to music videos.

Thank you to Scholastic for allowing us to share Good Morning, Snowplow! by Deborah Bruss and illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. Thank you to Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for allowing us to read Small Walt by Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. Thank you to Holiday House for allowing us to read Snowy Race by April Jones Prince and illustrated by Christine Davenier.

Winter Reading Begins MONDAY!

Gotta Read ‘Em All Winter Reading Program begins this Monday! Just sign up here, print out your log or pick one up from the library. When you sign up, stop by the library to pick up a lanyard and a button to start your journey!

By completing activities on the Winter Reading Log, you can catch two Pokémon each week from January 18th to February 13th. Catch all eight Pokémon during winter reading and you will win our final prize that includes a book of your own to keep!

Best Books of 2020 Roundup

Check out these lists from around the web of the best kids’ books of 2020!

Best Children’s Books from Book Riot

Best Books for Kids from the New York Public Library

Best of the Best Books 2020 from Chicago Public Library

Best Young Reader and Best Picture Books of the Year from Barnes and Noble

Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2020 from Publishers Weekly

The Best Young AdultMiddle Grade, and Picture Books from Kirkus Reviews

The 25 Best Children’s Books of 2020 from the New York Times Book Review

Best Middle Grade/Children’s Books and Best Picture Books of 2020: Winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards

Best Books of 2020 from School Library Journal

Best Children and Teens’ Books of 2020 from Shelf Awareness

Fanfare: Choices for the Best Books of 2020 from The Horn Book

COMING SOON…Gotta Read ‘Em All Winter Reading

Love reading? Love Pokémon? Join us from January 18th to February 13th for the Gotta Read ‘Em All Winter Reading Program.

Sign up on line or here at the library starting January 18th to pick up your reading log and lanyard to collect eight different Pokémon during winter reading. Pokémon are earned by doing a variety of activities each week. Collect all eight Pokémon and win a book of your own to keep as well as your own Pokémon trading card.

The great thing about Winter Reading is that, while there are plenty of reading activities to do each week, there are also activities that are based on play and creativity included giving you more ways to catch your Pokémon!

Final day to finish this program and collect Pokémon and prizes will be February 13th.

Storytime for Littles

Welcome to Storytime for Littles Online! This is our virtual program room and we are so excited for you to explore! Click on the image above to go into the actual program room.

Once inside the program room, you will find a variety of links to click on. Some will lead to videos of me reading or sharing songs. Others will lead to new activities to try at home or even to music videos.

Thank you to Bloomsbury for allowing us to read One Shoe, Two Shoes by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Edward Underwood. Thank you to Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers for allowing us to share What Is Your Dog Doing? by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Kathleen Habbley and to Abrams Appleseed for allowing us to read What’s a Banana? by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.