Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween Storytime Songs

The pumpkin tells,

The pumpkin tells,

What you're gonna be...

The pumpkin tells,

The pumpkin tells,

Please listen carefully...

(Same tune for all below)

Ghost - ooh ooh ooh ooh

Witch - hee hee hee hee

Skeleton - clack clack clack clackity clack

Monster - urgh urgh urgh urgh

Super hero - zoom zoom zoom zoom

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate

The first one says, "Oh my it's getting late,"

The second one says, "There are witches in the air,"

The third one says, "But we don't care,"

The fourth one says, "Let's run and run and run,"

The fifth one says, "I'm ready for some fun."

Fun and educational website for kids

http://www.pbskids.org is a great site with games and activities associated with the Public Broadcasting System.


Main Library has a Cool Crafters program every 3rd Saturday of the month from 2-3 p.m. All ages welcome. Come to the children's section to make fun and interesting crafts.



BOO! Happy Halloween kids and families! Here's some events happening at your local library for Halloween:

Halloween Flashlight Storytime and Costume Party on Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 for children grades K-5...spooky stories by flashlight and crafts to follow

Storytimes on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 at 10-11 a.m. Wear a costume if you want to and join storytime read by "The Tae Kwon Do Tweedt".

Special Halloween Toddler Storytime on Thursday, October 25 at 10:45 a.m.

Scary stories for Halloween Family Storytime on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

Trick for Treats on Halloween Night from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Preschoolers are dressing up and trick or treating this Friday, October 26. Creepy carnival for school age kids on Tuesday, October 30.

Halloween crafts from 1-3 on Saturday, October 27 in the community room.

Halloween Crafts after Twisted Tuesdays program for grades 1-6 on Tuesday, October 30th.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


We read Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and Somewhere in the Ocean by Jennifer Ward.

We sang:

Little fish,

little fish,

swimming, swimming, swimming

Little fish,

little fish,

gulp, gulp, gulp

Oh no! The little fish got eaten by a...



swimming, swimming, swimming



gulp, gulp, gulp

Oh no! The barracuda got eaten by a

Big shark,

big shark,

swimming, swimming, swimming

Big shark,

big shark

gulp, gulp, gulp

Oh no! The big shark got eaten by a

FAT Whale,

FAT Whale,

swimming, swimming, swimming

FAT Whale,

FAT Whale,

BURP! Oh no! The fat whale ate all the fish!

We played instruments and danced at the end of storytime!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Feelings Storytime 10/11/07

We sang:

Old MacDonald Felt So Glad

Ha ha ha ha ha'

With a ha ha ha

and a ho ho ho

Hee hee Ha Ha

Old Macdonald Felt So Glad

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Grumpy - No no no no no!

Sad - Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo!

Silly - Nah nah nah nah nah

Shy - Whisper whisper whisper low

Here's some variations of "If You're Happy and You Know It"

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands

Jump up high

Shout ya hoo

Blow a kiss

Sad - boo hoo

Silly - shake your head

Grumpy - stamp your feet

Scared - hide your eyes

We read: Shy Charles by Rosemary Wells, I Love It When You Smile by Sam McBratney, and Goldie is Mad by Margie Palatini.

Hey Kids! Check out our TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Colorful and fun!

To parents: I've tried this storybook computer collection reading with my son at home since he was 3 years old. It's really great to sit with your child and listen to an interactive book. Older children can do this on their own and it's very entertaining!

You can find our TumbleBook Library by going to
http://www.lbpl.org/ and clicking on the link for kids. You will find the tumblebook library under the link that says: just for kids. Or just click this link: http://www.lbpl.org/kids/just_for_kids.asp.

Have fun!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Bath Storytime

Often times, our little ones just don't like taking a bath. Here are some songs we sang at storytime, to make bathtime fun.

We sang:

This is the way we wash our hands

Wash our hands, wash our hands

This is the way we wash our hands

So early in the morning.

This is the way we wash our feet,

Wash our feet, wash our feet

This is the way we wash our feet

So early in the morning.

This is the way we wash our face...

This is the way we brush our teeth...

This is the way we scrub our tummy...

So early in the morning!

To the tune of Row, row, row your boat:

Wash, wash, wash your hands

after work and play

scrub, rinse, shake them dry,

Keep the germs away!

Here's a good book: Dad's Car Wash by Harry A. Sutherland.

Another good one: Dirt Boy by Slangerup, Erik Jon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Family Storytime

New storytime on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library Story Theatre @
101 Pacific Avenue 562-570-7500

Songs, stories, puppets and more - FUN for the whole family! All ages are welcome. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Also, there will be a special Scary Stories for Halloween Family Storytime on October 25, 2007. More information to come in this blog!