Like a lot of other things this year our Fall Story Time is going to be very different. From September 1 until Christmas we will have about 75 books from easy reader, a few nonfiction and second grade juvenile fiction books with crafts that can be done at home available to be checked out. These crafts were mostly chosen for pre-school aged children in mind.
To start the fall off I have chosen several books about grandparents and grandchildren to celebrate Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 13. I have included a card children can make and a bookmark as a gift for their grandparents. The books included are: Grandma, Grandpa and Me, Little Ree, Drawn Together and Everything is Different at Nonna’s House.
Eric Carle has a unique style of illustration that I think is fun to do so I added his books to our list. The Greedy Python, House for Hermit Crab, Mr. Seahorse, Pancakes, Pancakes, Rooster is Off to See the World, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Tiny Seed.
We included books by popular authors such as Norman Bridwell who writes the Clifford books. Clifford and the Big Parade, Clifford and the Dinosaurs, Clifford and the Grouchy Neighbors, Clifford Goes to the Doctor, Clifford Helps Santa, Clifford Makes a Friend, Clifford the Big Red Dog: Tummy Trouble, Clifford the Small Red Puppy, Clifford Visits the Hospital, Clifford’s Birthday Party, Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day, Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day, Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit, Clifford’s Word Book, Clifford We Love You, The Dog Who Cried “Woof”, The Missing Beach Ball, The Smallest Snowman and The Stormy Day Rescue.
Another series that is very popular with kids is Pete the Cat. The books we have included in our Story Time craft packets are Pete the Cat: Out of This World, Pete at the Beach, Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch, Pete the Cat: Scuba Cat, Pete the Cat’s First Thanksgiving, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Cool Catepillar, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, Pete the Cate Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat’s Train Trip, Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete, Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Play Date and The Wheels on the Bus.
We also have crafts for Charlie books by Ree Drummond, Charlie the Ranch Dog, Charlie Goes to School and Charlie and the Snow Day. And craft bags for Baa, Moo! What Will We Do?, Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist, Curious George Takes a Trip, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, Sky Tree, Dolphin Babies, Discovering Whales and Dolphins, Splat the Cat: Whale of a Tale, How Many Fish? Swimmy, It’s Mine, One Frog Sang,
Pinkalicious Fairy House, My Librarian is a Camel, Green Eggs and Ham, The Tortoise and the Hare
and Johnny Appleseed.
In October we will add Halloween books I Like Pumpkins, Click Clack Boo!, Duck and Goose Honk! Quack! Boo!, Pumpkin Hill, and Ten Little Pumpkins.
We have also included a craft for the book chosen for this years Small Smart for a Better World. If you check out Juniper’s Butterfly Garden when you return it you will receive a coupon good for up to four free passes to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Every book with a craft packet will also have an ‘all about me’ poster for kids to fill out and select books will also include a Sonic coupon good for one free medium slush.
We are hoping to be able to do special projects at least once a month for September-December. However, since Covid-19 numbers are up we may not be able to have a program in September. We will evaluate the situation and see what we can do that will maintain safety for our families.
Because of restrictions due to the virus children under 12 are not allowed in the Library except on Saturday mornings. Two children can come in with one adult to look for books. We have set up a book cart by the front door with some of our most popular books on it for children to choose books from for children who come at other times.
Parents and children can access our card catalog on our website You can pick out books there and call us to reserve the items you want and then come pick them up. You can also download the app Librista which also gives you access to our card catalog.