The ultimate question, right? To theme or not to theme? Well, I am hear to tell you that I don’t have the answer to this. I vowed that I wouldn’t be strict with themes because they are restrictive. And yet, I tend to pick a theme. When I can narrow my focus, it helps me.… Continue reading Storytime Flow
For my regular daytime storytimes, I decided to do a bedtime theme to help promote my monthly PJ storytime that takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm. I wore my pajams like I do for PJ storytime and everything! The big difference was that we worked on a craft after preschool… Continue reading Toddler/Preschool Storytime: Bedtime
I started a once-a-month PJ storytime at my branch in March. I had 5 people that first time, 11 the second time, and for my third month I had 25! I am so glad to see this growing so quickly. And from those that I have talked to, these are working parents that seem very… Continue reading Pajama Storytime, May 2018
Everything, everything, everything reflects Western culture. For instance, the holidays we celebrate. While Valentine’s Day is mostly celebrated as a secular special day, it has origins in the Catholic Church. So for this reason, I don’t ever celebrate holidays in storytime. Instead, I take the theme of the holiday and talk about that. In this… Continue reading Storytime: Love
During the long stretch without a children’s librarian at my new branch, several other librarians were coming over to cover storytimes. Right after I started my job, they continued for a couple of weeks so I could get settled and make plans. But I have now taken over storytime at my branch and will be… Continue reading Storytime: Friends
I have been helping at a pajama storytime at the Milwood branch of the Austin Public Library to get some more storytime experience. I got to plan and lead the July pajama storytime and wanted to share what I did! Here is the plan! Bread and Butter Welcome Song– learned this from multiple sources. Here… Continue reading Pajama Storytime: Loud and Quiet!