Little Listeners Storytime

Little Listeners Storytime and an image of a book

 Bedtime, Fall, pumpkins and squirrels are some of the cozy themes of our most recent storytimes.  Children giggled as we read Cornelius P Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? and heard  his silly bedtime routine. They were delighted as they chanted the words to the flannel board story ”Goodnight Moon” with me.  When we searched for the felt acorn hiding in the Fall leaves, the children used the ASL color words I taught them to tell me where they thought the acorn was hiding.  When it was time to shake out their wiggles, the children pretended to be squirrels. I hope you’ll join us for our next Little Listeners storytime! -Amanda Winter, Youth Services

Take & Make Diwali Craft

Diwali Craft with drawings of diyas underneath. Livingston Public LIbrary Book Lists

Get ready for Diwali, by making a Take & Make Diwali Craft.  Stop by the Youth Services Desk starting on Monday November 6th to pick one up while supplies last. Here are some Diwali reads to enjoy: The Best Diwali Ever Diwali in My New Home My Diwali Light It is Diwali! Archie Celebrates Diwali Happy Diwali! Binny’s Diwali Shubh Diwali! The Diwali Gift -Amanda Winter, Youth Services

Halloween Spider Craft

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Get ready for Halloween, by making a Take & Make Halloween Spider Craft.  Stop by the Youth Services Desk starting on Monday October 23rd to pick one up while supplies last. Here are some spooky Halloween reads to enjoy: Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow The Goblin Twins Happy Halloweenie The Boo Crew Needs You! First Broom How to Catch a Witch Happy Owl-oween! : a Halloween story The Crayons Trick or Treat The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky -Amanda Winter, Youth Services

Take & Make Craft: Autumn Hedgehog

Celebrate Fall with a Take & Make Hedgehog Craft!  Stop by the Youth Services Desk starting on Monday October 9th to pick one up while supplies last. Here are some cozy Fall reads to enjoy: Apple vs. Pumpkin the Battle for the Best Fall Treat is On It’s Fall When Fall Comes : connecting with nature as the days grow shorter  Whirl How to Bake an Apple Pie The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Fall If You Find a Leaf Biscuit and the Great Fall Day Leaves! -Amanda Winter, Youth Services

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15th to October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out these titles about the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans to learn more: Isabel and Her Colores Go to School Round as a Tortilla My Two Border Towns My Papi has a Motorcycle Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market! Red Panda and Moon Bear Beast Rider The Other Half of Happy Each Tiny Spark Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln  The key from Spain : Flory Jagoda and her music Visit our National Hispanic Heritage Month display in the Youth Services Department for more titles. ~Amanda Winter, Youth Librarian

Mid-Autumn Bilingual Storytime

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Children and their caregivers learned about the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Jade Rabbit who lives with Chang’e on the moon during the Chinese English Bilingual Storytime. Librarians Hongmei and Amanda read a story about a rabbit family preparing to celebrate the holiday. The children had a chance to bend and stretch as they acted out “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”’ and learned the words to the song in Chinese. Hongmei shared a traditional song “Gentle Little Bunny ” that she learned as a child. Many of the grandparents and parents were familiar with the song and sang along as Hongmei taught the children the words to the song and Amanda told them the words in English. Amanda and Hongmei encouraged the children to look at the moon on Friday September 29th when it will be big and full to see if they can see the Jade Rabbit and Chang’Er there. ~Amanda Winter, Youth Services~Hongmei Liu, Adult Services

National Deaf Awareness Month

September is National Deaf Awareness Month. Honor the Deaf and hard of hearing community by learning about Deaf culture and language with these suggested titles: The fastest girl on Earth! : meet Kitty O’Neil, daredevil driver!  Listen : how Evelyn Glennie, a deaf girl, changed percussion Soon, your hands Going on a Field Trip You’re Welcome, Universe El Deafo* Show Me a Sign* Four seasons! five senses! : sign language for the seasons and senses  Signing at home : sign language for kids   *own voices author