Library Staff displaying October Storytime Kits

October Storytime Kits

Library Staff displaying October Storytime Kits

October Storytime Kits are ready for you to check out and enjoy with your little ones. We have two types of kits available: a Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit and a Family Storytime Kit. Each one is designed to enhance your storytime experience and provide continuous opportunities for early literacy fun at home. Here’s what you can find in the October kits:

October Baby/Toddler Storytime Kit

Board book: I Went Walking

Wrist bells (2)

Bubbles (you get to keep)

Song and rhyme sheets (you get to keep)

Storytime at home sheet (you get to keep)

 

October Family Storytime Kit

Egg shakers (2)

Song and rhyme sheet (you get to keep)

Storytime at home sheet (you get to keep)

Costume accessories activity bag (you get to keep)

 

We’ll use some of these materials during storytime, so be sure to have your kit ready each week in October. A new kit will be available for November in late October. Haven’t registered for storytime yet? No worries! We’d love to have your family join us. Follow this link to view our Storytime Online schedule and to register: https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids/storytime-online/

Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to reserve a kit and schedule a pick-up.

We look forward to connecting with you and your family at storytime!

New Storytime OnDemand now available

Join Miss Kelly for this session of Storytime OnDemand! The full storytime includes:

  • Monkey’s Picture
  • Roly Poly
  • Put Your Hands Up High
  • Tiny Tim
  • Going to Kentucky

Watch the videos here. For more information about storytimes, call 715-839-5007 or visit our website www.ecpubliclibrary.info/kids.

Book Club Votes!

There are so many GREAT books to read and it was extremely difficult to narrow down November options to just two choices. Book Club members will get to vote for our next book during the September meeting. Read the descriptions and watch the book trailers to learn more.If you haven’t signed up for book club, there is still time. Learn more and register today!

Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega 

“For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business. Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd’s witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely’s firefly spirits before it’s too late.”–Jacket flap.

 

Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

“Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act…and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers–the Midknights–Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!”– Provided by publisher.

 

Coming soon – Storytime OnDemand!

We are so excited to tell you about a new storytime series coming this fall 2020: Storytime OnDemand!

With Storytime OnDemand, you can enjoy storytime from the comfort of your own couch any time of day. Sing and play along with this exciting collection of songs, fingerplays, stories, and more!

Storytime OnDemand videos will be released bi-weekly this fall 2020. Each release will include a full storytime recording, as well as a video of each individual activity for you to enjoy a la carte!

View Storytime OnDemand!

For even more storytime fun, check out our live Storytime Online series.

Storytime is BACK!

   

The storytime train is coming. Hop on board! Choo! Choo!

We are excited to begin our Fall Storytime Online series the week of September 7! Please join us for:

  • Baby/Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 0 through 2 and their caregivers)
  • Family Storytime: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. (geared toward ages 3+ and their caregivers)

Featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more, these interactive storytimes foster of a love of reading and promote the development of early literacy skills. Storytime will take place live via Zoom—a free online and mobile video conferencing app. Registration is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. During registration, participants can also choose to reserve our all-new baby/toddler storytime kit and/or family storytime kit. Each kit contains materials that will enhance your storytime experience at home. A new kit will be made available for storytime families each month during this series.

The September baby/toddler storytime kit contains a board book, scarves, bubbles, and song/rhyme sheets. The September family storytime kit contains a STEAM activity bag, scarves, and song/rhyme sheets. After you register for storytime and a kit, please contact Youth Services to arrange a kit pick-up.

It doesn’t stop there, folks! In addition to Storytime Online, we are pleased to offer Storytime OnDemand which will be available to you anytime starting Monday, September 7. You can access these videos via the Kids Page of the library website, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.

We look forward to connecting with you and your children during storytime this Fall! Questions? Contact Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Go ahead! Register for storytime now!

Tween Virtual Book Club

The year is 1912 and you are aboard the Titanic. The ship has just hit an iceberg. Will you go to the cabins or stay on deck? Will you try to find your family or will you get into a lifeboat? Will you head to the boiler rooms or the kennel?

 

YOU CHOOSE the story at our first virtual book club meeting for kids in grades 3-5 on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

 

Learn more and register for the book club today!

 

Storytime Fun

      

It was such a pleasure to connect with families and share the joy of reading, singing, and playing during our virtual storytime from April – July. While there will be no new storytime events in August, you and your kiddos can still enjoy recordings of both Baby Storytime and Family Storytime on our Facebook page anytime through August 30.

Youth Services staff is busily and excitedly planning a brand new series of storytime fun for the Fall which will run from September 7 – November 25. Please check back in August for more detailed information. For now, we can happily share with you that we are planning three weekly virtual storytime events: a pre-recorded storytime that will premiere every Monday and be available anytime thereafter, a live baby/todder storytime on Tuesdays at 10 AM, and a live family storytime on Wednesdays at 10 AM.

We will also have a limited number of optional storytime kits available for participating families to check out that will contain supplies for enhancing the storytime experience.

Happy reading! Happy August! And we look forward to having your family join us for storytime in September.

Need help finding a new book?

Are you looking a for a new book? Youth Services wants to help with your search!

We can place up to 10 books on hold for you, and then your grown-ups can pick them up using the library pick-up service when they are ready.

To get started, we just need to know what kind of books appeal to you.

  • What is your age or grade?
  • What are some books that you have enjoyed in the past?
  • What genre do you like to read?
  • Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?
  • What are some of your interests?

Grown-ups: we’re also happy to help you pull together titles for anyone in your family!

We’ll need your name or library card number to place titles on hold. It may take a few days for your items to be placed on hold. Your grown-up will be contacted about scheduling a pick-up time when your holds are ready.

Call or email Youth Services at 715-839-5007 or ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us

Don’t forget: we also have lists of great reads and e-reads on our website.

Stories Aloud: Friday Night Wrestlefest

It’s time for FRIDAY NIGHT WRESTLEFEST by J. F. Fox! Enjoy this spirited telling of our newest Stories Aloud with Miss Riss.

Stories Aloud: My Toothbrush is Missing

Help Miss Riss get to bottom of this case of the missing toothbrush. Enjoy My Toothbrush is Missing by Jan Thomas!