Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -- Mark Twain
library love storytime
Because of some scheduling things that came up I am covering two family story times this week and also get to do the On My Own storytime group with the 4s and 5s. My storytime group last night was young and energetic with some great parents who really got into participating as much as the kids (which every librarian doing storytime LOVES!), so, I thought I would share what we did. Enjoy!
I love Lola!
I love how much she loves the library. Sweet!
1.Intro myself and theme
“Shake Your Sillies Out,”#13, Raffi’s More Singable Songs
3.Book 1: Lola at the Library, Anna McQuinn, illus. Rosalind Beardshaw
4.Book 2/Flannel Board: I Took My Frog to the Library, Eric Kimmel, illus. by Blanche Sims w/flannel board pieces
5.Music Movement: “The Gong Song," #14, Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem
6.Music/Movement: “Jumping and Counting,” #7, Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem
7.Book 3: Reading Makes You Feel Good, Todd Parr
8.Book 4/Prop Story: The Wonderful Book, Leonid Gore w/puppets
9.Music/Movement: Bean Bag Rock,” #3, Bean Bag Activities & Coordination Skills CD coordinating movement w/bean bags
Every time we try to identify God, we are sure to identify what he is —
what she is certainly not. And the genius of God to dwell where we would
least likely look, within the depths of our own being, our own
shallowness, our own darkness, our own humanity. --Martin Sheen
My friend Pamerama was kind enough to share this great, On Being, podcast interview of Martin Sheen. I chose to read the podcast interview transcript instead, to I might better process Sheen's statements.
I too am Catholic, but you don't need to be to enjoy. Sheen examines his return journey to faith and spirituality, and it's just wonderful.
A great read before New Years revelry.
Happiest New Years' Eve to you and yours! Be safe, be merry, be young tonight!
If you need to be reminded why you became a Librarian, or why libraries are amazing places, and still so relevant in the 21st century, watch this and be inspired.
“If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!” --Shel Silverstein
Come and support Gould Farm (the oldest therapeutic community in the United States), as they embark on their 5k Running for Recovery! Can't make it?! You can still support them, just check out the above link.