Read & Play Classes

Sign up starting August 23, 2016

for Lapsit, Storytime, or Library Time:  Click Here

Lapsit is for ages birth to 3 on Tuesdays at 10:05 am.

Storytime is for ages 3 to 6 on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM.

Library Time is for homeschoolers grades 1 & up on Tuesdays at 11:05 AM.

Try Tumble Books or BookFlix from Home!

anim3_238x60TumbleBooks will read aloud or kids can read along picture ebooks for all ages.  The collection includes fiction and nonfiction.  There is no software required and no login necessary.  TumbleBooks works on your computer or mobile device!   AR Approved:  The Accelerated Reader information is also available for each book!  Just click the picture and start reading!

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Bookflix is animated picture story books matched with a non-fiction book.  Each book pair may also have 2-3 games/puzzles.

Using a Book:

  • Select a subject to see the pairs of books. When you select a pair, you then can play the story or read the non-fiction book.
  • Each book’s puzzles/games can be accessed after selecting a book pair.
  • Resources section in the upper right side is for parents and librarians.

Fun links with Mr. Eric Litwin, author of the first four Pete the Cat Books:

http://www.petethecatbooks.com/header-cat

http://www.thenutfamily.com/the-nut-family

http://groovyjoestories.scholastic.com/

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6by6MED5 ReadyToReadSM2

 What is 6 by 6? This program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop before they learn to read, at about the age of 6.

The 6 by 6 program was created by the Johnson County Library and adopted by the State Library of Kansas to promote statewide.

6 by 6 is funded by a grant from the Scott Community Foundation along with materials provided by the State Library of Kansas.

What does 6 by 6 do for you?  It provides parents and caregivers with fun ideas, activities and reading material to share with their children.  Thanks to the grant, we are able to provide paperback books to each child who attends our weekly programming.  We were also able to purchase educational items to put together early literacy kits.  These kits touch on the different areas that help little minds build learning skills.

Magic Pumpkin Pie!

We made Magic Pumpkin Pie in Storytime   Here is the recipe to try at home!

What you need:

  • ·        Small Ziploc Freezer bags (1 per child)
  • ·        ½ c. cold milk per child
  • ·        2 T. Pumpkin Spice instant pudding mix
  • ·        1 graham cracker per child
  • ·        Small plastic cups
  • ·        Scissors
  • ·        Ready whip

What to do:

Crush graham crackers in the freezer bags and pour crumbs into cups.  Add 2 T. of pudding mix to each bag.  Add ½ cup milk to each bag, squeeze out some of the air, seal well, and shake until mixed and thick.  Snip a corner from the bag(while over the cup) and squeeze magic pumpkin into the cup.  Top with whipped cream!  It’s Magic Pumpkin Pie!