Spring Outdoor Storytimes!
Three Mondays in June at 10am: June 7th, 14th & 21st
Storytimes will be held outside at the Jaquith Public Library. They are geared for children birth through six years and their families, but all are welcome.
Sign up required for the sessions you wish to attend.
Space is limited to 10 children per session.
THREE WAYS TO SIGN-UP!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please include name(s) & age(s) and which session(s) you would like to attend, and if we have permission to use any photos of your child on your website/social media.)
Sign up sheet inside the library.
Please wear a mask to arrive and get settled, and anytime you will be interacting with others outside your pod. There will be physically-distanced spaces marked for families to sit - we encourage you to bring a blanket and sun protection. Please stay settled in one spot or feel free to roam around the fields if your little one needs to move. After stories, there will be a related craft -- project stations will be set up with plenty of space!
Storytime Schedule & Session Descriptions
June 7th - Observing Nature
We’ll read some colorful books full of plants and animals. After stories, you and your child can roam our fields gathering a few natural objects. Then, using what you’ve collected as inspiration, make some watercolor masterpieces using natural bark canvases!
June 14th - Sheep!
Baa! Join us outside for some sheep and wool tales! Then, dig your fingers into colorful yarns and learn how to finger-knit. This is a great first project for tiny fingers.
June 21st - Solstice celebration
Sun! Light! Warmth! Life! Celebrate the longest day of the year with some sunshiny books. After stories, we’ll learn yoga sun salutations, and make some summer/sun-inspired art.
How to Write Poetry With Preschoolers | Scholastic | Parents
New Poetry books in our collection - full of inspiration!
Let's write poetry!
The Jaquith Public Library invites you to submit your original poems to our Community Poetry-Sharing Project.
Kids! Teens! Adults!
Send us your poems by May 28th.
Click on poster for more details.
Poems can be about anything you wish and in any format or style. Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing!
Possible themes or topic ideas to get you started:
Listen to a But Why podcast all about poetry, and be inspired!
Storytime At Home!
We have Storytime To Go Bags you can check out and bring home. Each bag contains several books (both fiction and non-fiction titles) with instructions for a related craft or activity, and supplies. Themes available are Pumpkins, Butterflies, Moon, Friendship, Bedtime, Gratitude, Snow, Transportation, Owls. More coming soon!
Have a theme you'd like to see? Let Deborah, our youth librarian, know: email@example.com
Youth Services Librarian, Deborah, demonstrates how to make a "you-sized" hug to mail to someone you love. We all miss hugging during this time of physical distancing, but we can still find ways to connect and show we care. Enjoy this sweet and simple craft to spread a little love! Happy Valentines Day!
And if you want more great crafting ideas, we have lots of books in our nonfiction section to give you some ideas.
Search for "crafts" in our catalog, or email Deborah for some recommendations: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Red Clover Picture Book nominees!
Over the next few months, Jaquith Library is providing recorded readings of each of the 10 nominees, paired with resources for diving deeper into the book. Every two weeks until May, a new link will be available. Visit our Red Clover Page for the schedule.
This program is geared for 5-10 year olds. In the spring, kids can vote for the winner of the Red Clover Book Award!
A huge thank you to the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Red Clover Book Award Committee.