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Virtual Story Time

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We have a weekly interactive Zoom story time that will run on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. through Tuesday, May 25. All are welcome to attend, though the stories will be geared towards toddlers – 2nd graders.

Contact Lorraine Santaliz at santaliz.l@whitehallpl.org if you’d like to receive the Zoom links. These will be available every Thursday (i.e. 01/14/21) for the following Tuesday's story time.

At that time, we’ll also post a link to the weekly craft with instructions and/or a template. We can’t offer supplies for the story times due to budget cuts caused by the Covid pandemic. Here are some of the items you might need for crafts: colored construction paper, blunt-tip scissors, glue sticks, a ruler, white basket coffee filters, toilet paper rolls, cotton balls, paper plates, yarn, stickers, and anything else to add finishing touches to your child's art work.

Find links to past story times listed below with our other events (by date).

We want to keep the wonderful world of songs and stories open to our patrons, and we look forward to seeing past story-timers as well as new ones!

Past Events

07/01/20 Story Time
Books: Just Imagine, Peppa's Magical Unicorn, Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?, & Ronan the Librarian
Activities: The King Craft & The Queen Craft

07/03/20 Story Time
Books: Once Upon a Goat & The Princess and the Pea

07/14/20 Story Time
Books: The World Needs More Purple People, Vroom!, and Night Knight

 

07/14/20 Super Science & Amazing Art
Miss Cathy Seachrist Presents: Princess Worm & Prince Woodchuck
Activities: Make a crown for a king or a queen.

07/16/20 Story Time
Books: Three Blind Mice Team Up with the Three Little Pigs; No Lie, Pigs (And Their Houses) Can Fly!; & The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale
Activities: Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets & Three Little Mice Craft

07/28/20 Story Time
Book: How Do You Feed a Hungry Giant?

07/30/20 Story Time, Part 1 of 2
Book: Puss-In-Boots (Part 1)

07/30/20 Story Time, Part 2 of 2
Books: Puss-In-Boots (Part 2); Humpty Dumpty; Come Back, Kittens

08/06/20 Super Science & Amazing Art
Miss Cathy Seachrist Presents: Telling Dino Tales
Activities: See the Program Activity Guide.

08/13/20 Story Time
Books: The Frog Prince, The Bravest Fish, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

08/20/20 Super Science & Amazing Art
Miss Cathy Seachrist Presents: Imagination Station, Part 1
Activities: See the Program Activity Guide.

08/25/20 Story Time
Books: The Three Little Rigs, That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, Secret Pizza Party

08/27/20 Super Science & Amazing Art
Miss Cathy Seachrist Presents: Imagination Station, Part 2

10/28/20 Halloween Story Time
Books: How to Build a Haunted House by Frank Tupta; Witches Four by Marc Brown; The Spooky Smells of Halloween by Mary Man-Kong

10/31/20 Halloween Story Time
Books: Afraid of the Dark? By Treesha Runnells; Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray; On a Windy Day by Nancy Raines Day; The Kiss That Missed by David Melling

12/20/20 Winter Story Time with TAB

Our Teen Advisory Board recorded a Winter Story Time for our younger patrons to enjoy!

Books: Ms. Lorraine Santaliz reads Little Unicorn’s Christmas by Rhiannon Fielding; Daylin Ryer reads The Elf on the Shelf by Chanda A. Aebersold and Carol V.; Bell; Alexis Quach reads The Elves’ Night Before Christmas by Holly Kowitt and David Manis; Rachel Ganser reads Santa’s Noisy Night by Julie Sykes; Yasier Herrera reads Five More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon; Neiv Sinha reads The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm; Ms. Lorraine Santaliz reads Good Morning Zoom by Lindsay Rechler.

01/19/21 Story Time
Books: If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor, Penguin Says “Please” by Michael Dahl, Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers, and 10 Little Penguins by Kate Toms
Activities: Penguin Craft
Songs & Rhymes: Songs & Rhymes 01/19/21

01/26/21 Story Time
Books: Mice by Rose Fyleman; Mouse by Mouse: A Counting Adventure by Julia Noonan; If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff; Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr; Mice Squeak, We Speak by Tomie Depaola
Activities: Mouse Crafts
Songs & Rhymes: Songs & Rhymes 01/26/21

02/02/21 Story Time
Books: Groundhog Day by Michelle Aki Becker, Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow by David Biedrzycki, and Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright
Activities: Groundhog Crafts
Songs & Rhymes: Songs & Rhymes 02/02/21

02/09/21 Story Time
Books: Peppa’s Chinese New Year adapted by Mandy Archer, Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin, Celebrating Holidays: Valentine’s Day by Rachel Koestler-Grack, Louanne Pig in: The Mysterious Valentine by Nancy Carlson, I am Respectful by Jenny Fretland VanVoorst, and Eight Black American Inventors by Robert Hayden
Activities, Songs, and Rhymes: Click Here for Packet

02/13/21 Story Time with TAB
Books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault, "The North Wind and the Sun" by Aesop, "The Lion and the Mouse" by Aesop, Big Dog… Little Dog by P.D. Eastman, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka, and Peppa’s Mermaid Adventure adapted by Lauren Holowaty
Readers: Readers: Vihaan Sinha, Neiv Sinha, Electra Theagene, Ms. Santaliz

02/16/21 Story Time
Books: Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon; How About a Hug? by Nancy Carlson; “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth by Eric Carle; Presidents’ Day by Anne Rockwell; I Am Respectful by Jenny Fretland VanVoorst
Activities: Black History Month Crafts, Valentine's Day Owl, & President's Day Hats
Songs & Rhymes: Songs & Rhymes 02/16/21

02/23/21 Story Time
Books: Snow by Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman, How to Build a Snowman by Scholastic, Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes, One Cow Coughs by Christine Loomis, & Footprints in the Snow by Michael Dahl
Activities: Polar Bear Craft & Torn Paper Snowflake Craft
Songs & Rhymes: Songs & Rhymes 02/23/21

03/02/21 Story Time
Books (by Dr. Seuss): Mr. Brown can MOO! Can You?; I Can Read With My Eyes Shut; & Green Eggs and Ham
Activities: Dr. Seuss Activities
Songs & Rhymes: Songs & Rhymes 03/02/21

03/09/21 Story Time
Books: Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins; What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? By Judy Sierra; Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals: Sing It Out by Devin Ann Wooster; Here Come the Girl Scouts! By Shana Corey; Loretta: Ace Pinky Scout by Keith Graves
Songs, Rhymes, & Activities: Packet 03/09/21

03/16/21 Story Time
Books: Celebrating Holidays: Saint Patrick’s Day by Rachel Grack; The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun by Jeffrey Burton; It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert; Lucky Leprechaun by Deborah Diesen; The Very Clever Crocodile by Jack Tickle
Songs: Songs 03/16/21
Activities: Leprechaun Craft, Shamrock Person

03/30/21 Story Time
Books: Easter by Gail Gibbons; The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman; Peter Rabbit’s Easter by Frederick Warne; Look out, It’s April Fool’s Day by Frank Modell; Knock, Knock by Tammi Sauer; April Fool! By Karen Gray Ruelle; The Berenstain Bears: We Like Kites by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Activities: Easter Crafts
Songs: Songs 03/30/21

04/06/21 Story Time
Books: The Poodle and the Pea by Charlotte Guillain; Eat Your Peas, Louise! By Pegeen Snow; How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace; Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn’s Missing Colors by Kimberly & James Dean; Super Sloth by Robert Starling; Count-a-Saurus by Nancy Blumenthal
Activities: Sloth Handprint, Super Pea, & Unicorn Rainbow
Songs: Songs 04/06/21

04/10/21 Story Time with TAB
Books: Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt; Mr. Betts and Mr. Potts by Jo Davies; Too Many Toys by David Shannon
Readers: Ms. Lorraine Santaliz and Rachel Ganser

04/13/21 Story Time
Books: The Unicorn and the Moon by Tomie dePaola; After the Fall by Dan Santat; Circus Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina; Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr
Activities: 3D Birdhouse; Bird Quarter-fold Minibook; Unicorn Coloring Page 4
Songs: Songs 04/13/21

04/20/21 Story Time
Books: We are Extremely Very Good Recyclers by Lauren Child; Be A Star, Wonder Woman by Michael Dahl; Batman: An Origin Story by John Sazaklis; The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton; Diego Saves a Butterfly by Lara Bergen; Sweet Dreams, Supergirl by Michael Dahl
Activities: Earth Day Recycling Craft; Paper Plate Unicorn; Shape Princess

04/27/21 Story Time
Books: Peppa’s Magical Unicorn by Astley Baker Davies; In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer; Mermaid Dreams by Mark Sperring; Too Many Fairies: A Celtic Tale by Margaret Read MacDonald; My Mom Has X-Ray Vision by Angela McAllister
Songs Songs 04/27/21
Activities: Bee Hearts, Season Trees, Spring Lion/Lamb

05/04/21 Story Time
Books: Star Wars: A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler Seder; Mother’s Day Mess: A Harry & Emily Adventure by Karen Gray Ruelle; T-Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug by Lois Grambling; Green Lantern is Responsible by Christopher Harbo; Wonder Woman is Respectful by Christopher Harbo; Superworm by Julia Donaldson
Songs: Songs 05/04/21
Activities: Paper Plate Flowers

At-Home Activities for Kids

Many of these activities include pages for you to print out, but if you don't have a printer or you want an added challenge, you can try drawing the pictures and designs instead.

3rd - 5th Grade

2020 Summer Reading

07/28/20 Scandinavian Storytelling Program Family Guide: This guide went with our 07/28/20 Zoom program with the American Swedish Historical Museum.

08/06/20 Telling Dino Tales Activities: This activity guide went with our 08/06/20 Zoom program with Super Science & Amazing Art. Watch the program here.

08/20/20 Imagination Station, Part 1: This activity guide went with our 08/20/20 Zoom program with Super Science & Amazing Art. Watch the program here.

Mythology Unscramble (Gr. 3-5): Answers

Fall

Winter

Other

Kids' Programs: Temporarily Suspended

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Movie Night

On the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., watch a movie at the library on our 65" television in the community room. The library shows a different G - PG-13 Rated movie every month.

Creation Station

Every 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., Mrs. Santaliz provides time for children to participate in construction play allowing the children to engage their creativity and provide a sense of accomplishment when they see their project take shape.

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Story Times

Come to the library and listen to Mrs. Santaliz or Ms. Diane read stories and work on crafts with children.

Simply Play

Mrs. Santaliz engages children in play time with a variety of educational toys.

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