Fridays Virtual Storytime

As we come to the end of this year's Summer Reading Program, "Oceans of Possibilities," join us on a treasure hunt! Miss Pam reads with permission from Macmillan Publishers, We're Going On a Treasure Hunt, written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Jay Fleck. Have you ever wondered what it is like to sail on a pirate ship? Let's have some fun 'til the day is done by singing along and following Captain Tracie's movements in "The Pirate Song." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."



Join us and pretend you're a pirate during Week 9 of our Summer Reading Program "Oceans of Possibilities!" Ms. Michelle reads with permission from Simon & Schuster, Pirate Jack Gets Dressed, written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by Allison Black. Enjoy some music & movement with Ms. Tracie and Ms. Michelle, and find out what you can learn at "pirate school" while singing along to a traditional children's song, "Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo!" Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Join us on an island adventure during Week 8 of our Summer Reading Program "Oceans of Possibilities!" Miss Pam reads with permission from Fickling Books, Once Upon a Tide, written by Tony Mitton and illustrated by Selina Young. Have fun and sing along as we share the story song, "Ten Little Islander Friends." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."

Welcome to WEEK SEVEN of our "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program!! Join the fun as Miss Pam reads with permission from Harper Collins Publishers, TEN LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS, written and illustrated by Eric Carle. Don't forget to stretch before we indulge in some manic movements for an interactive singalong of the nursery rhyme and traditional song "The Sailor Went to Sea." And watch out! That rascally Tick-Tock mouse is at it again! Prepare for hijinks as we count the hours in "Time to Rhyme"!! Finally, join Toady the Frog as he and Miss Pam let their little lights shine during "This Little Light of Mine"!!


We are now in WEEK SIX of our "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program!! Come take a dive into underwater shenanigans as Miss Pam reads, with permission from Penguin Random House Publishers, "I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean" written and illustrated by Kevin Sherry. But wait! What's that sound? It's the beautiful singing of fishes in our puppet musical adaptation of the classic "Three Little Fishies"!! Be on the watch-out for that wily Tick-Tock Mouse during "Time to Rhyme" and enjoy a special reading from our very own Buddy Bunny. Finally, join Toady the Frog as he and Miss Pam let their little lights shine during "This Little Light of Mine"!! What are you waiting for? Let's DIVE IN!

It is Week 5 of our Summer Reading Program "Oceans of Possibilities" themed storytime...So get ready for a "whale of a tale!!" Miss Pam reads with permission from Penguin Random House, A Fish Story, written and illustrated by Keith Faulkner and Jonathan Lambert. Pretend you are a little fishy swimming in the ocean with your friends, while singing along to "I'm a Little Fishy," a piggyback song to the tune: "I'm a Little Teapot." Buddy Bunny hops in to show off his reading log and share his reading progress, and to inspire all his friends to read at least 15 minutes a day! Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."

Let's have some fun at the beach as Miss Pam reads with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, All You Need for a Beach, written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Barbara Lavallee. Join us as we wade in the water while singing, "She Waded in the Water" and find out if she finally got it wet! Come along as we make our way "Down By the Bay"...You never know how silly rhyming can be and the sights you might see. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."

Reading can be fun...Especially summer reading!! Our Summer Reading Program begins soon, so we're all about books and reading! Miss Pam reads with permission from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Reading Makes You Feel Good, written and illustrated by Todd Parr. Buddy Bunny hops in to share an adaptation of "B is for Books" with a chest full of treasures...BOOKS! Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


BUCKLE UP!
 It's National Transportation Week and we are going into overdrive as Miss Pam, Buddy Bunny, Toady, and Tick-Tock Mouse gather for a rousing good time! Join Miss Pam as she reads, with permission from Simon and Schuster, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car, written by Kate Dopirak and illustrated by Mary Peterson. We continue our celebration as Buddy Bunny joins Miss Pam for a rollicking sing-along--hold on tight! As always, watch out for that sneaky rodent Tick-Tock, as he scurries along the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And finally, let's end our journey with a beautiful rendition of "This Little Light of Mine" featuring our very own Toady the Frog!


Come one, come all, to our pet show as we observe National Pet Month! Miss Pam reads with permission from Simon and Schuster, Some Pets, written by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. Buddy Bunny hops in to tell us about his many visits to the Pet Shop and his perfect pets!! Use your listening ears and your little fingers as we share the fingerplay, "I Had a Little Turtle." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."



Celebrate Children's Book Week by reading an old favorite or a new children's book from your library!! Our first read aloud entitled, The Old Woman Who Loved to Read, written and illustrated by John Winch, is shared with permission from Holiday House Publishing. Get your singing voices ready and have fun singing along with Buddy Bunny and Miss Pam, "Books are Fun to Read." A special thanks to Greg Pizzoli for permission to read his book, The Book Hog. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


It's time to get your dancing feet ready for National Dance Week! Miss Pam reads, with permission from Simon & Schuster, Hilda Must Be Dancing written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Suzanne Watts. If you're feeling foot loose, join us as we rock our body to Greg & Steve's "Body Rock!" Have fun interacting with our jungle friends during an adaptation of The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Here comes Peter Cottontail...Hoppin' down the bunny trail!! Our Easter-themed storytime begins with Miss Pam reading, with permission from Scholastic Publishers, Peter Cottontail written by Amanda Stephens and illustrated by Christopher Santoro. Put your bunny ears on and your hopping feet ready and join in "The Bunny Hop." Enjoy another read aloud, published by Albert Whitman & Company, entitled The Golden Egg Book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."



Help us Celebrate...It is National Library Week!! Miss Pam reads with permission from Penguin Random House, Bunny's Book Club, written by Annie Silvestro and illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. Our own Buddy Bunny hops in to share what's in his library bag with a song entitled "Library Bag" and a "LIBRARY" cheer! Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


It is TIME TO RHYME!! Miss Pam reads with permission from Macmillan Publishers, If the Shoe Fits, written by Alison Jackson and illustrated by Karla Firehammer. Then join in on the action as we sing and move to "The Grand Old Duke of York." Count along with us as we share a popular nursery rhyme, "The Big Fat Hen." We will read the book adapted and illustrated by Keith Baker, followed by the action rhyme. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Join us this week as we celebrate the arrival of Spring! Miss Pam reads with permission from HarperCollins Publishers, Wake Up, It's Spring!, written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Then help Buddy Bunny and Miss Pam count the springtime things on the storyboard as we share a cumulative story entitled, "It's Spring!" followed by a musical arrangement of "It's a Springtime Day." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Everyone has an artist within. Enjoy viewing the original artwork at the beginning of this week's video, created by young artists that attend our weekly in-person storytimes, as we continue our celebration of Youth Art Month! Get your listening ears ready as Miss Pam reads with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, and illustrated by Rafael L'opez. Then have some fun with Miss Pam and Buddy Bunny as they get creative with colors while singing an adaptation of "At the Easel" by Dr. Thomas Moore. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Germs, Germs...They make me feel sick!! Miss Pam reads with permission from Macmillan Publishers, The Flea's Sneeze, written by Lynn Downey and illustrated by Karla Firehammer. Buddy Bunny hops in to share some tips on how to get rid of germs. We hope you enjoy our original song, "Germs" while imagining those nasty germs coming to life! Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!! Miss Pam reads with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, All You Need for a Snowman written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Barbara Lavallee. Buddy Bunny hops in and invites his friends to do a snow dance while singing "Dancing Snowflakes." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


It's time to put on those heavy coats, hats, scarfs, gloves, or mittens if you choose...Friends, it's cold outside!! Miss Pam reads, with permission from Penguin Random House, The Mitten, an Ukrainian folktale adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. Then move and sing along as we share the song, "Hats, Coats, Pants, and Shoes." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Begin a new year's journey with the months of the year! Ms. Jaid reads with permission from Macmillan Publishers, When Lucy Goes Out Walking, written and illustrated by Ashley Wolff. Then listen and learn the twelve months of year through song. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Help us welcome the arrival of a "New Year!" Miss Pam reads with permission from Penguin Random House, First Night, written by Harriet Ziefert and illustrated by S. D. Schindler. Then join in on our "Happy Dance" and shout HOORAY!! Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Christmas, Christmas time is here...Time for joy and time for cheer!! Miss Pam reads the Night Before Christmas, adapted from Clement C. Moore's poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas." This edition is illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship and published by Whitman Publishing Company. Join the fun with all your "reindeer parts" as we do the "Reindeer Pokey." Keep a watchful eye out for "Santa Mouse" aka Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine." We wish all of you a very, Merry Christmas!


Enjoy the magic of the season as Miss Pam reads, with permission from Penguin Random House, Jan Brett's The Nutcracker. Then join the fun as we act out different characters from the Second movement of Peter I. Tchaikovsky's Ballet Suite "The Nutcracker", Op. 71a. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."



Let the holiday season begin!! Miss Pam reads, with permission from Penguin Random House, Llama Llama Holiday Drama written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. Enjoy the retelling of "Ellie the Evergreen"; a story about an evergreen tree that is sad in the fall when all of the other trees change color, but when winter arrives, she becomes the most beautiful and happy tree around. It's a swell time to get your jingle bells ready and rock your jinglin' feet as we join Buddy Bunny in the "Jingle Bell Rock." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."



Let's gather together and give thanks! Miss Pam reads, with permission from Simon & Schuster, Bear Says Thanks written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Have fun with friends as we do the "Gobble Gobble Turkey Wobble" by Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." Then enjoy our musical rendition of "Five Fat Turkeys." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


It's DINOVEMBER...An international celebration of childhood imagination and wonder with some of our favorite culprits...Dinosaurs!!! With permission from Little, Brown and Company, Miss Pam reads What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night written and illustrated by Refe and Susan Tuma. Then shake, stretch, and roar as we do the "Dinosaur Rock!" Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


This week a jazz-loving rooster and other farm animals show off their talent! Miss Pam reads, with permission from Sleeping Bear Press, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band, written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Tim Bowers. Then join the barnyard banter as we sing along to "Had a Little Rooster." Keep a watchful eye out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme." And don't forget to let your little light shine with Toady the Frog while singing "This Little Light of Mine."


Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall...Do you have a favorite season, or do you like them all? With permission from Simon & Schuster, Miss Pam reads Mouse's First Fall, written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. Help the autumn leaves fall down to the ground with a rhyme and song. Then join Tick-Tock Mouse in "Time to Rhyme" and sing along with Toady the Frog as you let your little light shine!


Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time at the library, of course! With permission from Penguin Random House, Miss Pam reads Chicken Story Time, written by Sandy Asher and illustrated by Mark Fearing. Flap your wings, shake your tail feathers, and strut like a chicken as we move to the "Chicken Dance." Have fun singing along with Toady the Frog, and don't forget to help Tick-Tock Mouse run up and down the clock during "Time to Rhyme."



WHO is hiding from Bear and his friends? Find out as Miss Pam reads with permission from Simon & Schuster, Bear's New Friend, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Have fun singing along with Buddy Bunny and Toady the Frog, and don't forget to watch for Tick-Tock Mouse in "Time to Rhyme."


Enjoy this week's story about an adventurous gerbil named Cinnamon, as Miss Pam reads with permission from Penguin Random House, Cinnamon's Day Out, written and illustrated by Susan L. Roth. Join in the action as we go up, down, and turn around, with many more movements to follow. It is always fun to tick tock during "Time to Rhyme" and don't forget to let your little light shine while singing along with Toady the Frog.


Are you ready for a "feathers & fur" filled storytime? Miss Pam reads aloud, with permission from Scholastic, Will You Be My Friend?: A Bunny and Bird Story written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri. Tick-Tock Mouse is on the move as the clock strikes 1, 2, 3, and 4 in "Time to Rhyme" followed by a fingerplay about two little blackbirds. More rhyming continues as we share, with permission from North-South Books, a beautifully illustrated book by Shari Halpern, Little Robin Redbreast.



Who let the dogs out? Ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff! Join Miss Pam and Toady the Frog for stories, songs, and rhymes about our canine friends. Miss Pam reads, with permission from Milliken Publishing Company, Wicker's Wishes written by Carol B. Kaplan and illustrated by Midge Quenell. Have fun acting silly and singing along to "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" Our second story, John Lithgow's I Got Two Dogs is illustrated by Robert Neubecker and shared with permission from Simon & Schuster. Keep your eyes out for Tick-Tock Mouse as he runs up and down the clock!


When you see a cat, what do you see? Miss Pam reads aloud with permission from Chronicle Books, They All Saw a Cat written and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. Join Miss Pam, Tick-Tock Mouse, and Toady the Frog for a fun story to read, songs to sing, and rhyming too!



"Tails and Tales" Early Literacy Storytime

What will the people on the bus do when more and more animals hop on board? Enjoy this beastly twist on a favorite song as Miss Pam reads with permission from Macmillan Publishers, The Seals on the Bus written by Lenny Hort and illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Get your clapping hands and stomping feet ready as we sing along with some active animal friends. Join Miss Pam, Tick-Tock Mouse, Buddy Bunny, and Toady the Frog for a fun story to read, songs to sing, and rhyming too!


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