Storytime Information

Fall Storytimes

Musical Family Storytime
Lapsit Storytime


Lapsit Storytime (Thursdays, 10 AM)

We Read on 10/19

Dancing feet
Dancing Feet! (Lindsey Craig & Marc Brown)

monkey and me

Monkey and Me (Emily Gravett)

Fingerplays:

Two Little Blackbirds:

Two little blackbirds, sitting on the hill.
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Fly away, Jack
Fly away, Jill.
Come back, Jack, and come back, Jill.

Bounce and Catch It:

Bounce and catch it, bounce and catch it,
Bounce and catch the ball.
Bounce and catch it, bounce and catch it,
Do not let it fall.

Bananas Unite:

Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Chop bananas, chop, chop bananas
Chop bananas, chop, chop bananas
Mash bananas, mash, mash bananas
Mash bananas, mash, mash bananas
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Go Bananas!!!
Bananas Unite!

Scarf Song:

I Have a Little Ladybug (to the tune “Mary Had a Little Lamb”):

I have a little ladybug, ladybug, ladybug
I have a little ladybug, its wings are black and red.
See the little ladybug, ladybug, ladybug
See the little ladybug, flying here and there.
Now it’s landing on the ground, on the ground, on the ground
Now it’s landing on the ground and crawling everywhere!

Hoot Hoot Went the Little Brown Owl: 

Hoot hoot went the little brown owl one day,
Hoot hoot went the little brown owl.
Hoot hoot went the little brown owl one day and they all went hoot, hoot, hoot.

But….

We know owls go la-de-da-de-da, la-de-da-de-da, la-de-da-de-da,
We know owls go la-de-da-de-da, la-de-da-de-da, la-de-da-de-da
They don’t go hoot, hoot, hoot.

Jump, Jump went the little red squirrel one day,
Jump, Jump went the little red squirrel.
Jump, Jump went the little red squirrel one day and they all went jump, jump, jump.

But…..

We know squirrels go rubba-dubba-dub, rubba-dubba-dub, rubba-dubba-dub
We know squirrels go rubba-dubba-dub, they don’t go jump, jump, jump.


 

Musical Family Storytime (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM)

Don’t be scared, but Week 6 of our storytime is all about monsters! Grrrr!

  • Welcome song (“Welcome to the Library”):

Welcome to the library, library, library,
Welcome to the library! It’s storytime!
I’m happy to see you,
I’m glad to be with you,
Welcome to the library! It’s storytime!

leonardo

trouble

Monster, monster, under the bed
You should go somewhere else instead!

Go, monster, go!  (Stomp and play instruments slowly)
Go, monster, go!
(Stomp and play faster)
Go, monster, go!
(Stomp and play fast!)

dragon

Open, shut them,
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap!

Open, shut them
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap.

Wave them, wave them,
Wave them, wave them,
High up in the sky!

Wave to me, I’ll wave to you,
Let’s all say “Bye, bye.”

We’ll see you all at storytime on Tuesday or Thursday at 10!

 


Previous weeks’ books and songs are below.

Week 1:

Musical Family Storytime:

  • Books: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (Karen Beaumont), David Goes to School (David Shannon), Off to School, Baby Duck! (Amy Hest)
  • Songs/rhymes: Welcome Song, Reach for the Ceiling, The Wheels on the Bus, Open Shut Them

Week 2:

Lapsit Storytime:

  • Books: In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming), One Yellow Lion (Matthew Van Fleet)
  • Songs/rhymes:  Two Little Blackbirds, Bounce and Catch It

Musical Family Storytime:

  • Books: Is There a Dog in This Book? (Schwarz), The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! (Willems), Do Your Ears Hang Low? (Church)
  • Songs/rhymes: Welcome Song, I Had a Little Dog, Bingo, Open Shut Them

Week 3:

Musical Family Storytime:

  • Books: Clink, Clank, Clunk! (Aroner), Down By the Station (Hillenbrand), Moon Plane (McCarty)
  • Songs/rhymes: Welcome Song, Here Comes the Freight Train, She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain, Open Shut Them

Week 4:

Musical Family Storytime:

  • Books: Quiet Night (Singer), Froggy Rides a Bike (London), The Croakey Pokey (Long)
  • Songs/rhymes: Welcome Song, Croak Said the Frog, Little White Duck, Open Shut Them

Week 5:

Musical Family Storytime:

  • Books: Creepy Carrots (Reynolds), The Doorbell Rang (Hutchins), Fiddle-I-Fee (Hillenbrand)
  • Songs/rhymes: Welcome Song, Way Up High, On Top of Spaghetti, Open Shut Them