PJ Storytime: Moon & Stars

There are many things I enjoy about having the children's area in the old (1927) part of the building. We have these glorious double stacked windows EVERYWHERE, wooden book cases built into the walls, crown molding and decorative trim work around the vaulted ceilings. But one thing I do not enjoy is the fact that separate meeting and/or programming rooms were not a consideration for most libraries at that time. We have a small meeting room (just about the right size for a library board meeting), but any of the children's programming or larger adult programs we have upstairs by the fireplace (I know, we have a fireplace, squee!). Unfortunately, that happens to be in the middle of the children's fiction and we don't have any dividers or walls to cut down on general library noise.

So, let's just call this the storytime of the screaming. Because there was a lot of it. Mostly not from anyone actually at storytime.

As a result, this was not one of my most fun. Couple that with a toddler (whom I adore... she's been with me since she was a baby) accidently pulling my iPad and speakers (both personal items of course) off the top of the bookcase causing the speakers to momentarily stop working, and yeah. We just got through it!

We read:
The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

We sang:
I'm a Book Baby by Denver Public Library
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by ScribbleMonster and His Pals

I had planned to include 2 other songs and not read as many books, but with the screaming and aforementioned toddler accident, my little iPad sans external speakers was not easily heard, so I stuck to two songs I knew I could belt out.

We learned:
Moon Rhyme from the CSLP Early Literacy Manual, pg. 31
Tiny Star from Perry Public Library
Reach for the Stars from Perry Public Library



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