Hey everyone…I’m the new “story time” dude at the Queen Creek Library, taking over for the much loved Miss Sarah (who is now home taking care of new baby boy, Sam). I’m very, very excited to be taking over the ToddlerTime program (which falls on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the most part), but Miss Sarah left quite a legacy behind, so bear with me as I try to catch up & fill shoes/whatnot…
Before I forget, the latest info on the dates/times of my StoryTimes can be found on the Maricopa County Library District’s website, under “Queen Creek Branch” then “Calender of Events”: http://mcldaz.org/library/userdef/branches/ud_mcld_branch_QC.aspx
Just to let you know a little about me – I’ve worked in public libraries for almost seven years, handling everything from shelving books, to helping at the front desk, and coordinating volunteers to holding computer classes. One thing I’ve never tackled is presenting a real-life StoryTime…but I’ve been blessed with such an opportunity in my current position, so I thought, “Why not?”
Well, little did I know how demanding & rewarding the experience can be…all at once, I’ve been deep-fried in kid’s authors, songs, & activities. How bountifully entertaining & educational this world is! After taking over for Miss Sarah, I thought that this Spring would be a nice time to try something new with the “traditional” line-up. But soon, I learned that there’s actually no such thing as a “traditional” story time at all!
So where are we now? This is the first week of QC’s StoryTime schedule & I’ve put together what I think is the right combo of songs/stories for my abilities. While I’m not a huge blogger, I find myself really anxious to share these great ideas that I’m coming across online & in conversations with other StoryTimers. This site will mainly be an outlet for me to share all this cool stuff & review what we’ve covered in the week’s StoryTimes.
If you have any comments/suggestions for me, please don’t hesitate to use this blog as a vent. I’ll make every attempt to address concerns timely & effectively, plus, I just might learn a thing or two! Thanks for your time & interest – long live a child’s spirit through story & song!
P.S. Miss Sarah’s original blog may be found here: http://misssarahstorytimes.wordpress.com/