Kid Bits - Day-By-Day Literacy

literacy calendarliteracy calendarLibrarian Denise Lyons of the South Carolina State Library has developed a printable day-by-day literacy calendar to help families with young children be prepared for first grade. For the price of love, caring, and a few minutes of time, anybody can fall into the literacy habit and benefit the rest of your life.

Quack! Quack! Quack!

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It is duck week at the Pittsfield Branch. Ducks of all sizes and colors will be around for the Babies' Playgroup at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday and the preschool storytimes at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and 10:00 a.m. on Friday. Do ducks wear socks? Can ducks ride bicycles? Ever been on a duck hunt? Come and quack with us.

Directions for making a duck out of a paper plate can be found here.

Kid Bits - Wizards and Wands!


What might The Wizard, The Fairy, And The Magic Chicken read at bedtime? Perhaps:
The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins about the day the King ordered him to remove his hat.
Big Bad Bruce the Bully of the forest who meets Roxy the Witch.
Or, The Book Of Wizard Craft when they want ideas for things to do.
And, Imagine You're A Wizard to compare skills and lifestyles =)

STORTIMES are B-a-a-ack This week!

Baby PlayGroups and Preschool Storytimes start up this week throughout the Library system. They will run for 7 weeks in a row, or through the end of April.

Toddlers who have been in Baby PlayGroups, and are aging over 2 years old, are invited to join Preschool Storytimes next. Don't worry .... you will find other babies and toddlers (they are "the younger-siblings") and still enjoy the programs too.

Merry Making with Mother Goose!

My friend Mother Goose and her very fine Gander will be entertaining us with her merry and magical tales and rhymes on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:00 am at the Downtown Library. If you have encountered Mother Goose at the Kerrytown Market, where she has delighted hundreds of families over the years, you know you are in for a treat!
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Fifth Avenue Fun!

Poor Conejito! How will he ever get home safely? Little rabbits searching for home, will keep the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library hopping next week!

Fifth Avenue Fun!

The cool cats, and those who love them, will be gathering at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week. These fun-loving kitties just have to experience life at it’s fullest!

Kid Bits - "Y" is for Yummy


Ms. Rachel did "Yummy" stories for Preschool Storytime this week. Here are more stories to tantalize imaginary taste buds and "Sweeten you up" for Valentines Day:
The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza.
The Baker's Dozen by Dan Andreasen.
A Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet.
Bunny Cakes by rosemary Wells.
And even some cookbooks to create real "Yumm for your Tum!":
Kids Cook 1-2-3:recipes Real Recipes: new cookbook for preschoolers & up
Pretend Soup And Other Real Recipes
or find something to cook that is just right for YOU from the Online Catalog.

Kitty Bits


I love little kitty her fur is so warm, and if I don’t hurt her she’ll do me no harm. Ms. Rachel did cat & dog stories in Storytime this week at Malletts Creek Branch. Here are some picture books for young kitty lovers and their readers.
Katie Loves The Kittens by John Himmelman
The Cat’s Meow by Warren Kimble
Feathers For Lunch by Lois Ehlert
Kittens First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Bad Kitty and Bad Kitty Gets A Bath by Nick Bruel
And you can browse for more cat stories in the web catalog.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

We’ll be honkin’ and hootin’ at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week, with funny feathered friends like Owl and Suzy Goose, who sets off to find peace and quiet but is totally unaware of the trouble that lurks behind.

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