I am oh so sloooowwwwww

Hi everyone who has asked me for information here recently (or not so recently too), I am so sorry. I promise I will send you what you asked for, and as soon as I can.  I am sloooooowwwwww. –Tracey  

Flannel Friday: Button Button, Who’s Got the Button game

My grandma was a children’s librarian, and when I was very small, I went to her storytimes. I don’t remember the books that she read to us (I was very young, in my defense), but I DO remember her leading the action rhyme Teddy Bear Teddy Bear and playing the game Button, Button, Who’s Got the … Continue reading


Flannel Friday: Chameleon’s Colors

This flannel is based on the book Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro, and was a great fit for my jungle storytime. On a sunny day in the jungle, Chameleon is tired of blending in with the scenery. When Hippo almost steps on Chameleon, the reluctant color changer says he is sick of always being ignored … Continue reading

Summer Reading–Children’s Area photos

Decorating the children’s area for summer reading is always a big deal here, but this year we ran out of time and were unable to do as much as we would have liked. Having said that, I still think that the room looks pretty good. Front and rear views of the children’s service desk   … Continue reading

Summer Storytime–Night Sky

For an explanation of how summer storytimes work at my library, see here. We are using the Dream Big–Read theme this summer, so this storytime would seem to be a given. Books:     How To Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers Ten Flashing Fireflies by Philemon Sturges Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes Wow! … Continue reading

Summer storytime–Silly Dreams

For an in-depth explanation of how summer storytimes work at my library, see here. We are using the Dream Big–Read theme this summer, so I thought it would be fun to do a storytime about dreams. But not just any old dreams–silly dreams, dreams about talking dogs, and dinosaurs that dance and eat spaghetti, and … Continue reading

Flannel Friday: Round

Not long ago, I did a storytime about things that are round.  After asking the kids to name some things that are round, we did this rhyme. A little ball, a bigger ball, a great big ball I see, Now let’s count the balls we’ve made, 1, 2, 3. We used our hands to make … Continue reading

Exciting Flannel Friday News

Newsflash! Here is an announcement about a new site and procedures for Flannel Friday straight from the Flannel Friday administrators: Exciting news for Flannel Friday!  Introducing the Flannel Friday website!  As you know, Anne at So Tomorrow has been an amazing manager and archiver of Flannel Friday information for the past year. Anne and her husband … Continue reading