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Fox River Valley Public Library District Fall Storytimes

It’s almost time for storytimes to start back up at the Dundee and Randall Oaks Branch Libraries! The fall session runs September 8 to October 31. See the library online events calendar for more information.

A Zoo to You!

In celebration of me going to the zoo last Saturday and of our upcoming A Zoo to You! program at the Dundee Library (Real live animals! At the library!), our last summer storytime (sniff sniff) was all about Zoo Animals Our fall storytime schedule starts back up on Monday, September 8! Have a great restContinue Reading

Story Sparklers II

Today was my second year performing at the Lakeside Fest in Crystal Lake! Sadly, I have just one storytime left this summer: this Monday, July 7 at the Randall Oaks Library at 10:30 am. It’s been a GREAT summer session, and I will be missing the kids lots. This happy Fourth of July, I sharedContinue Reading

What Does the Fox Say?

Yes, I DID use that catchy song in storytime today! It was a packed house… Very fun OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza Flannel: A-Hunting Socks (Thank you, Miss Tara!) Action Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today Read-aloud #2: Fox Makes FriendsContinue Reading

Don’t Let the Goat Eat the Books!

Don’t you think that letting a goat into a library would be a baaaaad idea? READING about goats at storytime is a good idea, though! OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: Let’s Count Goats by Mem Fox Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers Flannel Story: No Sleep for the SheepContinue Reading

It’s a Jungle out there!!

Now that we are in the thick of Summer Reading, it really is a jungle out there in the children’s department! So much going on! It’s not too late to sign up! Here’s our “jungle” themed storytime: OPENING: Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story PROGRAM: Read-aloud #1: I’m the Scariest Thing inContinue Reading

Positively Pigeon

So I ate my words and did another All Pigeon Storytime last Saturday! (I did one once before and said I probably wouldn’t do it again. Pigeon is HIGH ENERGY!) It was fun, though, so I am glad that I gave this program another chance and expanded it. Sadly, not too many came… but itContinue Reading

Doggy Paws to Read!

This year’s Summer Reading Program, “Paws to Read,” has begun at the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks Branch of the Fox River Valley Public Library District!!! We have SO MUCH going on (see our events calendar) including lots of STORYTIMES. I started our six week session of drop-in summer storytimes at Randall Oaks with aContinue Reading

Red, Red ‘Time

I’m so, so sad that today was our last Monday morning storytime over at Randall Oaks Branch until June 2! But, we had a happy group as usual today and a fun time reading “Red” stories. This summer… ANIMAL STORIES! Have a wonderful spring ( P.S. I will be repeating my (New) Book Love storytimeContinue Reading

Hoppy Bunny

Twice a month, I visit ESL families to do an hour long program with them. Sometimes, we do storytimes with a craft, sometimes we do writing workshops, sometimes we do mini-lessons, etc. Here is my Bunnies Outreach Family Literacy Visit from last week. (FYI: I will be doing a slightly different bunny storytime again atContinue Reading