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Summer Program Preview 2015

Summer Program 2015 Preview

The Little Falls Public Library is getting ready for summer! After a long and cold winter, planning for summer is a joy.

We’re excited about our children’s summer programs this year. The theme is “Every Hero Has A Story”.  We will not only be highlighting super-heroes, but we are also going to focus on every day heroes (parents, grandparents, policemen, firemen, city workers, health care workers, and so many more).

We are planning fun and interactive programs, but you’ll have to stay tuned.

Meanwhile, sharpen those super-powers and join us in getting ready for warmer weather and fun-filled days.


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Growing Readers 11/25/14

Growing Readers - Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

This week in Growing Reader’s story time, we focused on Thanksgiving.  We talked about what it means to be thankful, and then we thought of some things we were all thankful for.  Then we made our very own turkeys.

Growing Readers Story Time - 5 Little Turkeys

Five Little Turkeys

Five little turkeys went out to play,

Over the fence and far away,

Mother Turkey called gobble, gobble, gobble,

And only four little turkeys,

Came waddling back.

(continue with four, three, two, one little turkeys)

Growing Readers Story Time - Thanksgiving

To end our month-long theme of numbers, we read a Thanksgiving counting book called This First Thanksgiving Day by Laura Melmed.

We followed the Pilgrim and Wampanoag friends as they readied for a great feast on the very first Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Growing Readers Thanksgiving Day counting book

We sang songs like “Icy Toes,” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” and “Sticky, Sticky Bubblegum”.

We also recited the “Snowman Rhyme” and did the motions that went along with the rhyme.  This rhyme can also be sung to the tune of “I’m A Little Teapot”.

Snowman Rhyme

I’m a friendly snowman, big and fat (stretch arms to side)

Here is my tummy and here is my hat. (point to tummy and head)

I’m a happy fellow, here’s my nose. (point to nose)

I’m all snow from my head to my toes. (point to head and toes)

I have two bright eyes so I can see. (point to eyes)

All the snow falling down on me. (flutter fingers downward)

When the weather’s cold, I’m strong and tall. (stand up tall)

But when it’s warm, I get very small. (crouch down low)

Growing Readers Story Time - Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

During craft time, we made turkeys.  The children had fun coloring popsicle sticks to use as feathers.  Then they glued their “feathers” to the turkey face they made.

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Each of us at Growing Readers story time want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

The Little Falls Public Library will be open on Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th during our regularly scheduled hours.

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Growing Readers Caterpillars
Growing Readers Caterpillar

Growing Readers 11/11/14

Growing Readers Story Time Craft - Numbers Caterpillar

This morning at Growing Readers story time we…

read The Noisy Counting Book by Susan Schade and John Buller.

The Noisy Counting Book - Growing Readers Story Time - November

we also read Soup for One by Ethan Long.

Soup for One by Ethan Long  - Growing Reader's Story Time

And at the children’s request we…

played games.  We played Ring Around The Pumpkin (a new favorite!) and Simon Says.

Some say repetition is the key to learning, so we…

we reviewed the Five Little Piggies counting rhyme and the Two Mother Pigs rhyme with hand motions.  The children joined in with the hand motions today and helped me count the five little piggies who jumped in the mud.

Pigs in the mud - Flannelgraph

We sang…

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” and “Sticky, Sticky Bubblegum”.

For craft time, we…

made a work of art.  The children used markers to draw a sun, clouds, and flowers.  Then we took circles with the numbers 1-5 on them and turned them into a caterpillar.

Growing Readers story time craft - Numbers - Caterpillar

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Wee Read & Play

Wee Read & Play - a lapsit program for 0-24 monthsOur lapsit program is for babies ages 0-24 months.  It is specifically designed for your infants.  We love the idea of introducing young children to books.  And, won’t it be wonderful that your children will have regular library attendance since birth?

There will be exposure to nursery rhymes, songs, and of course, books!  These have all shown to be good for a baby’s brain development.  This 15-20 minute program is specifically designed for you and your baby.

Wednesdays at 10 A.M.

September 17 – December 10, 2014

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the library.

We are looking forward to story time, and we know you are too.  Let’s raise a generation of readers!

Growing Readers Story Time
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Growing Readers

Growing Readers Story Time for 2-4 years olds

We are so happy you have chosen to attend story time at Little Falls Library. We are excited to meet each of you and to get to know your children.

During story time, we will focus on encouraging and fostering a love for the written word.  We will read aloud, talk about good books, and encourage your children to retell stories in their own words.

Story time will be a full and fun packed hour!

10 A.M. Tuesday Mornings

September 16 – December 9, 2014

Story time is limited to fifteen children between the ages of two and four years old.  Age requirements are not flexible; however, we do have a Wee Read & Play lapsit program for your younger children, ages 0-24 months.

To sign-up your child up, please call (315)823-1542 or stop by the library.

We will follow the same basic schedule in our story time hour each week.  This will help us develop a routine, so your children will feel comfortable, knowing exactly what is coming next.

Color Time/ Music – Rhyme Time – Story Time – Craft Time

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the library.  Ask for Tricia Gillespie, the new story time coordinator.  She is at the library Monday – Friday.

We are looking forward to story time, and we know you are too.  Parent participation is welcome and we hope that you join in the story time fun.

Let’s raise a generation of readers!