Early Literacy & Storytimes

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Babies Need Words Every Day!

Babies Need Words! It is critical that as librarians, we all work on bridging the 3o million word gap. I know.  When you hear 30 million words it seems almost insurmountable and certainly it seems out of your hand as a librarian.  But the fact is, we can start bridging that gap in our every day programs…

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Baby Storytime!

Many moons ago we got a patron comment that the person loved our storytimes for their older kids, but their younger child was too little for “flashcards and long stories.” (I like to sometimes start older kid storytime sessions with color/shape/animal flashcards to have the kids make sounds, guess shapes, etc.) This was a real…

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A Few Recent Storytime Hits

I have many posts in the works that I promise to get posted in May!  BUT I wanted to make sure I got something posted for April so I could keep my streak of posting going. In the spirit of my December post of BOOKS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO I thought a fun and quick…

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Early Literacy Storytime Check-In

One of the most successful programs at my library this summer is Ready, Set, Read! our early literacy storytime for 4-6 year olds.  We started this program last summer (and have continued it once a month during the school year…with very small attendance, but still!  We kept at it!)  and had such success we brought…

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Music & Movement – BABY DANCE!

Without a doubt, the most popular program our library provides is our Music & Movement program.  It’s SO popular that we have it four times a week, including a session at our branch library. And even having it four times a week isn’t enough, we could have it every day and people would come.  We get…

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ELEPHANT & PIGGIE @ Your Library!

Again, this is a program I chose to offer because of the sheer popularity of the books.  Perhaps you are noticing a trend! Perhaps this has helped get you started thinking about what series/characters are super popular at YOUR library that could be turned into a single day event/celebration!  (that’s what I hope anyway…) So…

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