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!

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!

Storytime for Littles Online: Winter

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 read Polar Bear Morning by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Stephen Savage. Thank you to Harper Collins Publishers for allowing us to share Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek and to Marshall Cavendish Children for allowing us to read Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand.

Preschool Storytime Kit: The Five Senses

Pick up a Preschool Storytime Kit from the Moline Public Library starting Tuesday, December 15 while supplies last. Curbside hours are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm

December is a great time to explore the five senses with your preschooler. Around this time people are baking and decorating for holidays. Take advantage of all the hustle and bustle when you prepare for winter festivities by speaking with your child about all of the changes. Encourage your child to use all five senses as you bake, shop, travel in the car, go outdoors or even when you bring out your warm blanket to cuddle up in.

In this month’s Preschool Storytime Kit, you and your child can explore the senses with the aroma of spices, exploring a sensory bag, guessing different sounds, differentiating colors, and tasting different flavors. There are also ideas and supplies for many other activities. Don’t forget to go to our blog to see Miss Marta read stories!

Preparing for the winter season may be old hat to you but it is all new to your child. Exploring it together will help make it new for you as well. When it all gets too crazy, take a sensory break. Enjoy the aroma of something cooking or a scented candle. Find a sight you like and take a moment to soak it in. Enjoy the feel of something soft and warm under your touch or savor the taste of your favorite warm drink. So even though Covid won’t let us do many of the things we would like to do this time of year, you and your child can still have fun exploring and learning together.

Storytime for Littles: Ninjas!

Welcome to our last Storytime for Littles for 2020 (don’t worry, we will be back in January)! 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 read Jack B. Ninja by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Stephen Savage. Thank you to Penguin Random House for allowing us to share Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz and illustrated by Dan Santat and Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gray Olson.