ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME

New Online View & Do Story Times premiering Tuesdays at 10:30 AM!
Join Ms. Lisa & Ms. Allison for stories, songs, & a fun activity. 


Some story times will involve a crafting kit (we will post this info in the story time description), which you can pick up at all branches starting the Monday of that week's story time, while supplies last.  After you get your kit, tune into story time to create your masterpiece!
 

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  01/26/21
Wild Symphony
Dan Brown
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends! Young readers will meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs, tiny beetles and graceful swans. Each has a special secret to share. Along the way, you might spot the surprises Maestro Mouse has left for you- a hiding buzzy bee, jumbled letters that spell out clues, and even a coded message to solve!

(Story read with permission by Rodale Kids)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  01/19/21
Sick Simon
Dan Krall
Five Nasty Germs Craft

Are germs gross, or great? Sick Simon learns how to be health-conscious during cold and flu season in this clever picture book.

(Story read with permission by Simon & Schuster)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  01/12/21
Secret Pizza Party
Adam Rubin
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

While Raccoon is eating pizza at his secret pizza party, he sees a masquerade party going on in the house next door to him and joins the fun.
(Story read with permission by Penguin Random House)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  01/05/21 
Snappsy the Alligator
Julie Falatko
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Snappsy the alligator is having a normal day when a pesky narrator steps in to spice up the story. Is Snappsy reading a book ... or is he making CRAFTY plans? Is Snappsy on his way to the grocery store ... or is he PROWLING the forest for defenseless birds and fuzzy bunnies? Is Snappsy innocently shopping for a party ... or is he OBSESSED with snack foods that start with the letter P? What's the truth?
(Story read with permission by Viking Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  12/29/20 
Where's the Party?
Ruth Chan
Party Popper Craft

Georgie the cat loves to throw parties but this time, not one of his friends can come.
(Story read with permission by Roaring Brook Press)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  12/22/20 
Don't Eat That!
Drew Sheneman
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Gertie is trying to earn a merit badge when she encounters a hungry bear with no idea what he should eat, but helping him is harder than her guidebook makes it seem.
(Story read with permission by Viking Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  12/15/20 
The Library Book
Tom Chapin & Michael Mark
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Using the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark's "The Library Song," this picture book celebrates the magic of reading and of libraries.
(Story read with permission by Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  12/01/20 
The Night Before My Birthday
Natasha Wing
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

In rhyming text based on "The Night Before Christmas," a child is filled with excitement and anticipation while helping with preparations for the next day's birthday party, and even an ice cream emergency cannot spoil the day.
(Story read with permission by Grosset & Dunlap)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  11/17/20 
The Great Thanksgiving Escape
Mark Fearing
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Gavin, preparing for a boring Thanksgiving Day with his relatives, joins his cousin's effort to escape to the swing set in the backyard, a journey marked by sweater-wearing dogs, affectionate aunts, and grownups of inconvenient height.
(Story read with permission by Candlewick)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  11/10/20 
Thanks, Mom
Ed Emberley
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Kiko the mouse finds some delicious cheese and gets help from his mother when a group of various animals tries to take it.
(Story read with permission by Little, Brown Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  11/03/20 
Dinosoaring
Deb Lund
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

When dinosaurs go flying in an airplane and attempt to do stunts, they soon tire of the adventure and seek other, more stable pursuits.
(Story read with permission by HMH Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  10/20/20 
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Tad Hills
Pumpkin Magnet Craft

When they see their friend Thistle carrying a pumpkin, Duck and Goose each want one but they are having no luck finding any pumpkins until Thistle steers them in the right direction.
(Story read with permission by Schwartz & Wade)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  10/13/20 
If I Built a Car
Chris Van Dusen
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Jack describes the kind of car he would build--one with amazing accessories and with the capability of traveling on land, in the air, and on and under the sea.
(Story read with permission by Puffin Books)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  10/06/20 
The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck
Laura Murray
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

When the Gingerbread Man joins the children who made him on a school field trip to a fire station, he escapes being eaten by Spot the Dalmatian and rides along to a fire.
(Story read with permission by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  09/29/20 
Duck! Rabbit!
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
(Story read with permission by Chronicle Books)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  09/22/20 
Hello, Fall!
Deborah Diesen
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

A grandparent and child recall the beautiful and wonderful sights and sounds of a Fall day spent together.
(Story read with permission by Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  09/15/20 
The Book with No Pictures
B.J. Novak
Paper Bag Book Craft

In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what!

(Story read with permission by Dial Books)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  09/08/20 
The World Needs More Purple People
Kristen Bell
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

What is a purple person? Great question. I mean, really great! Because purple people always ask really great questions. They bring their family, friends, and communities together, and they speak up for what's right. They are kind and hardworking, and they love to laugh (especially at Grandpa's funny noises)! A purple person is an everyday superhero! How do you become one? That's the fun part! Penny Purple will lead you through the steps. Get ready to be silly, exercise your curiosity, use your voice, and be inspired.
(Story read with permission by Random House Books for Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  09/01/20 
El Arbol Generoso (The Giving Tree)
Shel Silverstein
(This story time does not include a crafting kit)

A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
(Story read with permission by HarperCollins)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  08/25/20 
Don't Throw It to Mo!
David A. Adler
Football Fan Craft

Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins.
(Story read with permission by Penguin Young Readers)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  08/18/20 
Fun in the Sun
Janine Scott
Paper Umbrella Craft

Tired from too much bad weather, Farmer Claude, Farmer Maude, and their farm animals go to the beach, where they have time for a bit of fun before the rain catches up with them.
(Story read with permission by Picture Window Books)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  08/11/20 
Seven Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the Cafeteria
John Grandits
School Bag Desk Organizer Craft

Warnings about the pitfalls lurking in the lunchroom have Kyle imagining & fearing the worst, as the server, the lunch ladies, the cashier, & the menacing big kids become terrifying giant insects in his eyes. Kyle inadvertently breaks every rule but winds up enjoying his lunch - & overcoming his fears.
(Story read with permission by Clarion Books)

ONLINE VIEW & DO STORY TIME:  08/04/20 
The Three Little Fish & the Big Bad Shark
Will Grace & Ken Geist
Paper Tube Fish Craft

In a spoof of "The Three Little Pigs," Jim Fish builds his house of seaweed and Tim Fish builds his house of sand, but Kim Fish smartly sets up house in an old sunken ship to keep the big bad shark from destroying it.
(Story read with permission by Cartwheel Books)