Thursday, August 8, 2013

What Was Read - Morris Arboretum & Stories In the Park - Week of August 5

Summer Reading is winding down at the library! Last week saw our last meeting of stories at Wentz Run and this week, we had our last Stories in the Park at Oxford.

I also had my monthly story time at Morris Arboretum* (that will still continue during the year).

The weather was nice for both sessions and we had a great theme: TREASURES. The library is a treasure, family is a treasure, and our friends are treasures. Thank you for joining me this summer and I hope to see our Stories in the Park listeners around the library!

What Was Read
What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • We recited and acted "We're Going on a Treasure Hunt."
  • At Morris Arboretum, we sang "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
  • Read and guessed Monday the Bull Frog. 
I'll be at Morris Arboretum again on September 10 at 10:30 AM.

*Please note if you want to attend this story time, you must register in advance and you may need to pay an admission fee (unless you are a member). We do have a Morris Arboretum pass available to check out of the library.  I am there once a month and another librarian from Montgomery County is there on the other Tuesday.

Friday, August 2, 2013

What Was Read - Stories in the Park - Week of July 29

Stories in the Park had an eventful week this week! The first was that this week was the last time we met in Wentz Run for this summer! We had a large crowd for the event. On Thursday, it was raining so much that we didn't have Stories in the Park. Here's what was read about DIRT and BATHTIME.

What Was Read
  • Pirates Don't Take Baths by John Segal. - JJ SEG - A little pig doesn't want to take a bath so he comes up with every excuse as to why he can't take a bath.
  • Toad by Ruth Brown.- JJ BRO - A mucky, yucky toad has an adventure.
  • I'm Dirty! by Kate McMullan - JJ MCM - A backhoe is very excited to get to work and get dirty cleaning up junk!
  • Read Monday The BullFrog
What We Did
  • Recited "5 Clean and Squeaky Pigs." 
  • Sang "This is the way we wash..." and acted out the motions as we pretended to take a bath.
  • Sang "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Get Together."
We'll be meeting at Oxford Park (hope for good weather!) one more time on Thursday, August 8 at 10:30 AM!