I like to play a lot of music in my storytimes, and some of my favorite songs include “Dance, Freeze, Melt” and “Jumping and Counting”. Those songs and more can be found on the CDs listed below. Request one today to extend storytime learning and fun in your car or at your house!
What a winter we have had in central Ohio! Spring is finally here according to the calendar! Celebrate by checking out “And Then It's Spring” by Julie Fogliano and award-winning artist Erin Stead. A boy and his dog are tired of brown winter and they dig and plant seeds. They wait and then wait and then finally it's spring and everything is green and colorful! Great for ages 4 and up.
Join The Insomniacs as they discover the wonders and delights of nighttime, embrace their uniqueness, and come together as a family. The illustrations are as captivating as the story and offer a beautiful nighttime world to explore right along with this endearing family. (Recommended ages Pre-K to 2nd)
Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things. Words and their meanings are the building blocks of literacy development. The more words a child knows, the easier it will be for him or her to understand what they read. A parent can help their child build vocabulary by exploring different types of books, formats, and subjects in both fiction and non-fiction. As unfamiliar words are encountered, the parent and the child can sound them out together and talk about what each new word means. At home, parents can introduce new words into every day conversation. For example, instead of the usual, “Get in the car, we're going to the library!” you could say, “Let's get into our automobile (or vehicle)!”
Enjoy these books from our collection, chosen especially for their colorful vocabulary:
Over the last several months we have been seeing many new Christmas picture books coming into the library. We all have our favorite holiday books that we like to read year after year, but it's also nice to add a new story or two! Check out these twelve titles published in 2015 that just might make your holiday book list again next year.
- When Santa was a Baby by Linda Bailey
- Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! by Doreen Cronin
- The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
- Christmas in America by Callista Gingrich
- Snow Bunny’s Christmas Gift by Rebecca Harry
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Daniel Kirk
- The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray
- Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas by Rubin Pingk
- How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan
- The Smallest Gifts of Christmas by Peter Reynolds
- Merry Christmas, Squirrels! by Nancy Rose
- Tractor Mac Saves Christmas by Billy Steers
Caterina, a very organized owl, is planning her first party. She has lists of things to do, lists of friends to invite, and lists of things to love. Caterina does not want any surprises for her party day. Can there still be a perfect party when a spot of rain threatens? Pure whimsical fun for ages 3 and up.
A boy recounts how he took on the attitude of the adults around him and bullied an eccentric painter in 1880's France, before discovering that there is more than one way to see the world. Grades Pre-K- 3.
Do you think it's easy being the Tooth Fairy? All those teeth and so little time! If your child is entering the stage of losing teeth we have plenty of books to help them through the transition. Stop in the Youth Department and ask a Librarian to get you started on some great books, and while you are here be sure to show us your wiggly teeth!
- Arthur's Loose Tooth by Lillian Hoban
- Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
- Dear Tooth Fairy by Karen Gray Ruelle
- The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough
- Loose Tooth by Mari Schuh
- The Lost-and-Found Tooth by Louise Borden
- A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trambauer
- You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan, celebrates all of the stages of the firstborn baby in a family. There may be other children in the family later, but there is always a first one to teach the parents how to be parents. This will make parents and children of all family sizes smile and remember all of the good first times they each experienced. A beautiful mixture of words and illustrations for all ages.
Tiny, Moonpie and Andre are three cats who want to know if there is a yappy, snappy dog in their house! Lift the flaps to discover what is going on in their world! A fun, interactive story for ages 3 and up.