Theme: Welcome Back! Rhyme Time with Mr. Jess! Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 1)
Early Childhood Learning Set(s): Phonological Awareness – Rhymes
Join Librarian Jess Bruckner as he welcomes back children and parents to the Montello story hour tradition! Mr. Jess will be a story time entitled, “Welcome Back! Rhyme Time with Mr. Jess!” Jess will be working on developing creative, phonological awareness and rhyme skill sets with children. He will be reading classic rhyming books, and children will be working on a popsicle stick craft. Join us for fun stories, good company, and delicious treats!
Theme: Friendship, Hearts, Valentines: A Valentine’s Day Story Time Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 2)
Early Childhood Learning Set(s): Print Awareness—a tie in with a color-rich commemoration day
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Mr. Jess will be reading classic Valentine’s Day books to young children, creating an atmosphere of celebrative fun. We will be enjoying a delightful snack, and creating special ‘I Love You’ cut-outs the little ones can pass on to family members!
Theme: I Have Something to Share: My Favorite Letter is… Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 3)
Early Childhood Learning Set(s): Letter Awareness—visual discrimination with letters and their unique sounds
Mr. Jess will be hosting a story time with a theme based around catchy books that highlight letters of the alphabet, and introduce children to letter awareness. All are welcome to join the celebration of books, treats, and a keen festive craft where participants will be encouraged to create age-appropriate words using creative puzzle pieces.
Theme: Catch the Reading Bug: Butterflies! Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Montello Public Library (Week 4)
Early Childhood Learning Set(s): Narrative Skills, Vocabulary
Catch the Reading Bugon Friday, February 24 at 10:30 am the Montello Public Library! Librarian Jess Bruckner will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and we will be creating beautiful butterfly finger puppets! Juice and treats to follow.