Books for Preschoolers on Wednesday, November 25

For this Thanksgiving week, we read books about the holiday, sharing, and gratitude. Click on each book cover to find these titles in the library catalog.

Image of item We began with the story of a team of firefighters trying to find time to cook their holiday meal amid the constant interruption of emergency calls. By evening, the turkey is still raw and the potatoes have not been mashed, but the community comes together to serve their heroes a feast with all the trimmings.




Image of item Children don’t always realize the long journey food goes through before it reaches the dinner table, or the many individuals who are involved in the process. Before We Eat gives thanks to the farmers, ranchers, truckers, grocery clerks, and others who bring the food from farm to table.






Image of item Ma has baked a dozen delicious cookies, enough for Sam and Victoria to have six each! When two friends ring the doorbell, everyone’s share goes down to three. The doorbell keeps ringing and more friends arrive. As the crowd gets bigger, will there be enough cookies to share?




Image of item From walks with family to the hair on your head, The Thankful Book is a simple list of things to be grateful for. Several of our recent storytimes have also featured another title by this author, The Peace Book, which is a great choice to read with your family during the holiday season. The author, Todd Parr, has an ever-growing list of uplifting and positive books for young children. Click here to find them in our catalog.

Toddler Time – Friday, November 20

The toddlers, young walkers, get together on Fridays for time together to sing, read and move around a lot!  The children get the chance to “do the Hokey Pokey,” go “Ring Around the Rosie” and chase after bubbles.  It is an active time with finger plays, action songs and a storybook that often has a repetitive text to encourage everyone to join in on the reading.

In anticipation of Thanksgiving for some people, we read a story about a lot of food being eaten.  The repetition was “and he was still hungry.”

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Baby Storytime – Friday, November 20

Baby Storytime is a wonderful chance for new moms/dads/grandparents/caregivers to get together in a warm and nuturing environment.  The group is offered to people with babies that are not yet walking, providing an opportunity to learn about literacy and start to form relationships with other people who are caring for new babies.

Each week we gather together for songs, rhymes and reading.  In addition, families are introduced to each other, providing the opportunity to get to know other people with new babies.

Although the babies may not be indulging in all the Thanksgiving food, we did read a book about lots of food being eaten!  You can click on the image to find out if the book is available or you can come into the library and look over the large selection of board books that are appropriate for babies.

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Thanksgiving Week Storytimes

We’ve had several questions about the storytime schedule for the week of Thanksgiving. The library will be closed on Thanksgiving day, so there will be no PlaySpace on Thursday, November 26. All of our other weekly children’s programs at the Main Library and the MacKay branch are happening next week, so take a break from your turkey and join us for storytime!