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IT’S FAMILY STORYTIME!
Family storytime introduces children to books, reading, and the library. Each storytime explores a different theme through books, songs, and fingerplays. Your child will meet a new friend this summer and get to know all about Max, the friendly shaggy dog. Miss Sarah will provide your child with stories as well as help them create a special project that enhances the theme of the week. She will model ways to make stories come alive.
Since this is a summertime activity for families, all ages are invited to attend. Miss Sarah will be sure to find something of interest for all children. Plus you will have an opportunity to meet other parents and children and interact with them in a kid-friendly environment.
There is no registration required, so feel free to come to as many sessions as you are able. There will be 16 weeks of fun in the large auditorium on the 3rd floor of the library. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s beneficial, and it doesn’t require a lot of preparation time. Just come and enjoy!
Family storytime will continue throughout the months of May, June, and July. They are held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30. You may choose whichever day works best for your schedule.
Get ready, get set, and join in the fun!
Can You Haiku?
Haiku is one of the simplest, yet most popular forms of poetry in the world. Originating in Japan, one of the most famous haiku poets is Mastsuo Bacho (1644-1694). Here is one of his poems:
frog jumps in
sound of the water
As I said, haiku is popular still today! Here is a modern example of the poetry:
Nose out the window,
ears flapping, hair pushed straight back.
Adventures in smell.
One of the best things about Haiku is that anybody can create a poem! Here is the pattern:
1st line = 5 syllables
2nd line = 7 syllables
3rd line = 5 syllables
That’s it! So, take a breath, notice a moment, scene, or feeling around you and put it into words.
Make up a haiku poem and post it as a comment to the blog! I will then post all of the submissions next week. Come into the library and make a haik at FunSpace Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30!
Checkout these books for more haiku poetry.
Haiku for little ears
On of my favorite picture books tells a story of Wabi Sabi, a cat who lives in Japan and goes on a journey to learn the meaning of her name. Haiku poetry is woven into the tale with beautiful artwork to complement the story.
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