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Feb. 28th & 29th

Howdy folks!

This week, our theme was “We Miss You, Miss Sarah!”  She was our ToddlerTime leader, who has now, sadly for us (good for her family), put in her notice to be a full-time mom at home.  For those of you who were here for her several years of StoryTime excellence for the Queen Creek Library, I asked that you decorate a special card for her!

Here’s the truly wonderful work (I can’t wait to actually hand them off to Miss Sarah…she’s gonna flip & I’ll definitely get a picture!):

Next, we read one of Miss Sarah’s favorite authors, Ian Falconer, in Olivia Save the Circus:

As the DIY craft, folks got to take home a small “Olivia” book, where kids can make up their own story to fit the scenes of the book…or, they could just scribble on it.  Either way, it’s a work of art, I’m telling you!  This idea came from Scholastic’s own site, so don’t worry about any copyright issues, o.k.?

Here’s the downladable mini-book, in case you ever want to print one out yourself: CRAFT – Olivia make-your-own story

Thanks for the awesome StoryTime experiences – I can’t image my life without ’em : )


Feb. 21st & 22nd

So, this week marked our return to a normally scheduled StoryTime, yeah!  Thanks again to everyone for bearing with us – Miss Karrie & I thought that the mashups went pretty well overall, & the crowd seemed to enjoy them too!

In the Tuesday & Wednesday ToddlerTimes of this week, we read I Love My Mommy & I Love My Daddy by Sebastien Braun:

I Love My Mommy By Sebastien Braun Illustrated by Sebastien Braun  & I Love My Daddy By Sebastien Braun Illustrated by Sebastien Braun

I experimented w/ reading two books this week (Tuesdays, poor Tuesdays, had the great joy of watching Mr. T awkwardly stumble & sweat through a slow version of each story).  But because one was for mommy & one was for daddy, I couldn’t resist!

I laid off of the craft for this week for two reasons, 1) because the author’s website really didn’t have any useful resources, and 2) because parenting can be such a touchy subject.  My opinion is that relying on outside sources to find parenting advice, if even just for activities & stories, is not always the most ideal strategy…serious “research” is always needed!

But, if you’re interested in further bond-building child-to-parent books, check-out this awesome booklist from

Thanks y’all for reading & coming to StoryTime!  As always, if you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to post or drop me a line : )

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Thanks for the great StoryTime everyone!!

So…as most of you know, this week’s StoryTime schedule was c-r-a-z-y!  But, everything went off without a hitch – thanks so much to everyone who came & supported our program : )

Remember, we’re back on a regular schedule next week.  Our updated calendar can always be found on our website

On Tuesday, we celebrated Arizona’s 100th birthday w/ a visit from the acclaimed author Conrad Storad!


 Then, on Wednesday we had a crafty story time where we sang a song about living in Arizona!  It was super silly & I had a great time!  I feel so blessed to be a part of this library team & your story times…thanks folks : )

Oh, and guess what?  Me n’ Miss Karrie got a valentine!!


Conrad Storad, tomorrow!! Tuesday, February 14th @ 9:30am!!!

Hey all!

Please don’t forget that this week’s StoryTimes have been shrunk to a one day, one showing format, with Arizona children’s author Conrad Storad!

This will be on Tuesday @  9:30am!!!

Come and listen to author Conrad Storad tell stories and read from his books.  Children ages 6 and under, please.  This event will require tickets, which will be distributed at 9:15 a.m.  For a glimpse into what his StoryTime entails, please see Miss Tara’s post about Perry Branch’s fun experience:

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Feb. 7th & 8th

Hi folks!  Thanks for bearing w/ us as we try our new “mashup” idea…it means so much to me, and the library, that we have you there!

This week’s theme was chocolate!  Everyone even got a little treat @ the end…

We tried a few new songs, including “Don’t Worry, Eat Chocolate” w/ shaky eggs.  I also had the great joy of meeting PreSchool StoryTime folks that I wouldn’t normally get to see.  For the whole breakdown of what we covered, please see Miss Karrie’s blog @:

Please remember to check our “online calendar” for the latest times & such, so that no one has a disappointing StoryTime experience!  I’ll post later this week on what we’re doing next week, where we’ll have a visit from the acclaimed author Conrad Storad!

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Jan. 31st

Hi everyone, this past Tuesday’s StoryTime rocked!

We did more advanced parachute stuff, like running under the colors, which was awesome!  Our story was Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt:

Please check-out the author’s website for all of those great illustrations & coloring-sheets:  Also, don’t forget that next week is our mash-up StoryTime, it runs from 10:30am to 11:00am.  The ages will be mixed, from 1.5 to 6, so user beware ; )

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