Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Babies Themed Storytime for Toddlers

We read Baby Rock, Baby Roll by Stella Blackstone; Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman; Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler.

We sang:

Rock-a-bye baby,
On the tree-top,
When the wind blows,
The cradle will rock;
When the bow breaks,
The cradle will fall,
And down will come baby,
Cradle and all.

Flannel – Hush little baby,
Don’t say a word
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
If that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
If that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat.

If that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
If that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.

If that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest baby in town.

We rhymed and fingerplayed:

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Pat it and prick it and mark it with a “B”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Long Beach Public Library patrons and their families! We hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable holiday.

(The library will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving, as well).

This Month is Native American Month

Come down to your local library and pick up a book about Native American tribes and their customs. It is fascinating to know that the people who lived here before most others settled here, were Native Americans. This month, we celebrate their heritage.

For more information on Native Americans, check out http://www.nativeamericans.com/. It has listings of tribes and information about them. You can also do google searches for tribes you are interested in learning about. Many of these have websites for their groups with more information.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Children's Book Week - RISE UP READING

Children's Book Week is taking place now between November 12-18, 2007. For more information, visit: http://www.cbcbooks.org/cbw/

Let's get involved with reading kids! Pick up a book at your local library for FREE! Any book - you decide - let's RISE UP READING!

Here are some suggestions from LBPL book news: http://www.supportlibrary.com/nl/users/lbpl/web/nl_12.html

Libraries and Books Storytime

It's fun to come to the library to read books, but also to come to programs such as storytime, movie time, craft time, to get homework help, or to use the computer to surf the World Wide Web.

At our Toddler Time, we sang:

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

Turn Around.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

Touch the Ground.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

Show Your Shoe.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

I love you!

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

Take a Look.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

Read a Book.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Work and Play.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

Have a Wonderful Day!

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

Read, read, read a book,

Travel anywhere,

Worldwide, you decide,

A book will take you there.

Read, read, read a book,

Beginning to the end,

What a way to spend the day,

A book's a special friend!


Here is my book (put hands in shape of book with palms facing to yourself)

I open it wide (open hands in and out)

To see all the pictures,

that are inside.

We read Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw; and Book! Book! Book! by Deboarah Bruss

Star Storytime

Don't we just love to look at those twinkling stars? Did you know that our sun is a star? Here are the poems we recited, songs we sang, and books we read at STAR storytime.


Star light, star bright,

first star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight

Higher than a house,

Higher than a tree,

Oh whatever can that be?

* * *

A star!

We sang:

Twinkle, twinkle little star,

How I wonder what you are,

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky,

Twinkle, twinkle little star,

How I wonder what you are.

When the blazing sun is set,

And the grass with dew is wet,

Then you show your little light,

Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

We put flannel stars on the flannel board.

We read Star Climbing by Lou Fancher; and Stars! Stars! Stars! by Bob Barner