Holiday Program Ideas

Stories

Some stories, crafts and more for the Christmas holiday. Karen Chase – Catch the Story Bug.

Reuse an Old Favorite Story

Tell the story “The Twist-Mouth Family” with, well, a twist. The basic story is about a family that cannot blow out a candle so they can go to bed.  Each family member can only blow in [...]

Songs for Storytime

CTLS’s Kim Lehman sings some very fun songs to add to storytime:
Ain’t Gonna Rain – yes, it feels like it never will.

aint-gonna-rain

Oh, it ain’t gonna rain no more, no more.
It ain’t gonna rain no more.
How in the heck can I wash around my neck.
if it ain’t gonna rain no more.

What did the blackbird say to [...]

Summer Reading at West Public Library

From Nancy in West: Our last summer presentation was a masquerade ball and awards ceremony. The teens love to decorate and play dress-up! The big hit was a balloon dress that Petra made. Eloise Takes a Bawth was read, and Petra had the kids speak with an English accent before she began because she read [...]

Mixing In Math Workshop

In partnership with Mixing In Math/Technical Education Research Centers (TERC), the Texas State Library invites Texas library staff to participate in the following free Webinar – Mixing In Math: Enhancing story times, crafts, displays, and family programs with math on Monday, August 22, 10:00 – 11:00am CDT.

On [...]

West's Tale-Tellers

This is the new group of Tale Tellers in West. These teens plan and carry out the library’s storytimes on weekends. They are the new generation of the group for which West won the Wayne Williams Project of the Year from TLA. Some topics this summer will include: Fiesta Fiasco, Mad Scientist, BFFs or Friendship [...]

Musical librarians... please stand up!

Check out this story about Karen Ellis in Taylor playing the autoharp during storytime! Any other musical librarians out there? Tell us your talent!