AT HOME FUN!

at home funDuring this time, Fredricksen Library wants to do everything we can to support you from afar! Some of our Children's Library Staff will be posting videos about science, art,and stories! READ MORE...

 

STORYTIMES & CRAFTS

flower

Fantastic Flowers
Spring is here and there are flowers popping up all over the place! Join Miss Katharine to learn how to make some fantastic flowers of your own!

bees

Spring Storytime - Week 6
What's the buzz? It's our last Spring Storytime so don't miss out! Even Roasty the Cat sticks around the whole time to hear about how bees help grow the food we eat and all the plants we enjoy in nature. We learn about pollination, bee-keeping, and the real reason bees go "buzz"!
Books we will read:
"Kaia and the Bees" by Maribeth Boelts
"The Honeybee" by Kirsten Hall
"Bee-Wigged" by Cece Bell

worm

Spring Storytime - Week 5
This week, we bust the myth that worms are boring bugs! While they may not grow wings or have any legs, we will learn about the important role worms play in our ecosystem and also hear some fun songs and stories that make this wiggly critter unforgettable!
Books we will read:
"Worm Gets a Job" by Kathy Caple
"Bob and Otto" by Robert O. Bruel
"Worm Loves Worm" by J.J. Austrian

frog

Freckled Frogs Craft!
Ribbit, ribbit! Join Miss Katharine to create two paper frogs - one swimming and one bouncing in the bog!

spring

Spring Storytime - Week 4
This week we talk about a bug that reminds us to embrace change & transformation in our lives! We'll read stories, learn songs and practice sign language that teach the life span of a butterfly. Books we will read:
"The Caterpillar and the Polliwog" by Jack Kent
"Glasswings: A Butterfly's Story" by Elisa Kleven
"Out of Nowhere" by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

spider

Spring Storytime - Week 3
This week we talk about a close insect relative - the arachnid! These feared creepy crawlers tend to get a bad rap - but Miss Emily shares songs & stories that highlight their cute and silly side, as well as their beautiful web-weaving talents!
Books we will read:
"The Hugely-Wugely Spider" by Ethan T. Berlin
"Aaaarrgghh! Spider!" by Lydia Monks
"Walter's Wonderful Web" by Tim Hopgood

bird

Spring Birdhouse Craft!
Springtime is here and the birds are happily singing and chirping! Make a simple birdhouse with birds out of craft paper and materials. Name your birdhouse and hang it up to sing along with your beautiful birds!

ant

Spring Storytime - Week 2
No need to be antsy - another storytime is here! Miss Emily shares some classic and modern stories about this small but mighty bug. We will practice counting & marching, and learn more about insects!
Books we will read:
"Ant and Grasshopper" by Luli Gray
"Snail Crossing" by Corey R. Tabor
"How to Walk an Ant" by Cindy Derby

bugs

Spring Storytime - Week 1
Warm weather is back, and so are we! Welcome to our Spring Storytime series about Incredible Insects! Miss Emily and Roasty introduce us to many six-legged friends through song and story, and teach us fun sign language for different bugs!
Books we will read:
“Bugs Galore” by Peter Stein
“The Bugliest Bug” by Carol Diggory Shields
“Some Bugs” by Angela Diterlizzi

lamb

Loveable Lambs!
The month of March comes in (or begins) like a lion (cold, strong and winterlike) and goes out (or ends) like a lamb (mild, agreeable and springlike). Hurrah for "lamb weather"! Join Miss Katharine to craft a lovable lamb!

lion

Lions ROAR with Miss Katharine
Are you ready to ROAR!? Join Miss Katharine for instructions on how to make two lion pictures! 

bike

Winter Storytime - Week 6!
We shift from four wheels to two for our final Winter Storytime, in which we discuss the highs and lows of bike riding! We may encounter some bumps on our path, but as long as we practice & don’t overthink it we can pedal our way through anything! Books we will read:
“Bikes for Sale” by Carter Higgins
“Bike On, Bear!” by Cynthea Liu
“The Best Bike Ride Ever” by James Proimos

polar

Polar Bear Puppets
Lately it's been so cold, sometimes we wish we were polar bears! In our latest video, Miss Katharine will teach you to create your own paper bag and craft stick polar bear puppets for wintertime fun.

bus

Winter Storytime - Week 5
Some of us may be used to driving around in cars, but a bus ride is a special adventure! Join Miss Emily & Roasty to learn about different kinds of buses and the joys of traveling in a group.
Books we will read:
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña
“I’m Smart!” by Kate and Jim McMullan
“Bunnies on the Bus” by Philip Ardagh

Winter Storytime - Week 4
We’re cleared for takeoff! This week Miss Emily and Roasty explore the skies with stories & songs about airplanes! Whether you prefer the window or aisle seat, we thank you for flying with Fredricksen!
Books we will read:"Planes Fly!" by George Ella Lyon
"Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?" by Brianna Caplan Sayres
"Little Plane Learns to Write" by Stephen Savage

ground

Groundhog Craft!
What kind of weather does it mean if a groundhog sees or does not see his shadow? Does it mean early spring or more winter? Find out and make your own cute groundhog craft with Miss Katharine!

sea

Winter Storytime - Week 3
This week, we leave the mainland and set sail for sea! Miss Emily and Roasty share stories & songs about all kinds of boats, from cruise ships to canoes. So grab an oar & climb aboard!
Books we will read:
“Toy Boat” by Randall de Sève
“How it Feels to Be a Boat” by James Kwan
“Yak and Gnu” by Juliette MacIver

Snowman Craft!
There probably isn't enough snow out there to build a real snowman, so Miss Katharine is here to help you craft one instead! 

car

Winter Storytime - Week 2
This week we zoom ahead to our next mode of transportation: CARS! We’ll discover a car that travels to the past & future, Little Blue Truck in the big city, and a car-driving dog! Miss Emily & Roasty will also review some rules of the road.Books we will read:
“Are We There Yet?” by Dan Santat
“Little Blue Truck Leads the Way” by Alice Schertle
“Motor Miles” by John Burningham

train

Winter Storytime - Week 1
For the first week of our Transportation theme, Miss Emily & Roasty share songs and stories about the wonder of trains. We hope you will choo-choo & chugga-chugga along with us!
Books we will read:
“The Littlest Train” by Chris Gall
“Steam Train, Dream Train” by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
“Whoosh and Chug!” by Sebastian Braun

winter

Winter Wardrobe Craft!
Join Miss Katharine for a fun craft! This week you can create your own mini clothesline and hang your favorite winter clothes out to dry.

cookie

Cozy Storytime - Week 4
For our last storytime of 2020, we are celebrating a favorite festive snack this time of year - COOKIES! Join Miss Emily and Roasty as they wrap up the year with songs and stories about this popular holiday treat. Books we will read:
"Tea Party Rules" by Ame Dyckman
"The Cow Loves Cookies" by Karma Wilson
"Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?" by George Shannon

cake

Cozy Storytime - Week 3
Stuffed from all that gingerbread last week? We say, why not wash it down with a piece of cake! Get ready to blow out some candles & make some holiday wishes with Miss Emily and Roasty this week! (Roasty is wishing for more treats )Books we will read:
“I Love Cake!” by Tammi Sauer
“Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake” by Eileen Christelow
“Cake” by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

house

Paint a Gingerbread House - Pt. 2
Finish up your gingerbread house with Part 2!

house

Paint a Gingerbread House - Pt. 1
Grab a canvas, some paints and brushes and create a gingerbread house with Miss Kayla!

ginger

Cozy Storytime - Week 2
To kick off our Gingerbread Week, grab a cookie (but hold onto it tightly) and enjoy three stories of gingerbread coming to life! Plus some new & old songs celebrating this tasty festive treat.
Books we will read:
"Gingerbread Friends" by Jan Brett
"Catch That Cookie!" by Hallie Durand
"Ginger Bear" by Mini Grey

ginger

Gingerbread Craft!
Looking for a fun holiday activity? Learn how to do a gingerbread craft with Miss Katharine!

cozy

Cozy Storytime - Week 1
Introducing our next storytime series all about baking & sweet treats! This week, Miss Emily & Roasty the Cat share their favorite books & songs about donuts!

tortilla
Bilingual Storytime!
We have not one, but TWO Miss Olga videos! Join us in learning all about tortillas this month as we continue to practice new and old words in Spanish, then watch Miss Olga's family make tortillas!

thanks

The Thankful Book Craft
Create, decorate, and illustrate your own thankful book with a happy turkey cover with Miss Katharine!

owl

Owl Crafts!
Whoooos ready for more crafts with Miss Katharine! Create a nighttime owl picture with simple materials that will have others guessing whooo made it!

pumpkin

Happy Pumpkins!
Join Miss Katharine as she shows you how to make a happy pumpkin!

story

Fall Storytime - Week 6
The last week of our fall storytime is about the creatures who exist only in our imaginations! From yetis & unicorns to Bigfoot & Godzilla, we will read and sing about all the animals we wish were real (whether we’d want to cross their paths is a different story!) See you again after Thanksgiving!
Books we will read:
“Hello, my name is Octicorn” by Kevin Diller
“Rodzilla” by Rob Sanders
“The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot” by Scott Magoon

zoo

Fall Storytime - Week 5
It’s Zoo Week at storytime! We’ll get to visit with all kinds of animals introduced in prior weeks, since most of them live at the zoo too! Get ready to swing with the monkeys, roar with the lions, laugh with the hyenas, and more!

Books we will read:
“The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo” by Laura Murray
“Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh?” by Doug Jantzen
“Oh no, Bobo! You’re in Trouble” by Phil Gosier

lumber

Fall Storytime - Week 4
Join us this week for storytime in "the woods" with several forest friends! Even though we may see these creatures more often, that doesn’t make them any less interesting!

Books we will read:
“The Lumberjack’s Beard” by Duncan Beedie
“Little Owl’s Day” by Divya Srinivasan
“Hedgehog Needs a Hug” by Jen Betton

apple

Delicious Apple Craft
Time for another Craft Grab and Go Bag activity! Join Miss Katharine to make A Multicolored Apple Still Life with Paint and Bubble Wrap!

farm

Fall Storytime - Week 3
Last week was some WILD fun, but this week we party down on the farm! We might get some mud on our boots, but there’s nothing like a barnyard bash!
Books we will read:
“Dooby Dooby Moo” by Doreen Cronin
“Cock-a-doodle-doo-bop!” by Michael Ian Black
“The Cow That Laid An Egg” by Andy Cutbill

bilingual

Bilingual Storytime
Hola Amigos y Amigas! Miss Olga is back with her Bilingual Storytimes for Fall. Que disfrutes!

monkey

Fall Storytime - Week 2
We’re getting WILD for this week’s storytime! Journey with us to the jungle as we read & sing about monkeys, elephants, lions, giraffes, and more! Miss Emily even has a special, slithery guest that will be “hanging” out with us today...Books we will read:
“I Am NOT A Chair!” by Ross Burach 
“Where’s My Mom?” by Julia Donaldson 
“What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson

wind

Fall Leaf Windsock
It’s time for another Easy Grab and Go Craft! Join Miss Katharine and make your own fall leaf windsock and fly it in the autumn breezes.

shark

Fall Storytime - Week 1
Sink your teeth into our first virtual fall storytime! The theme of our next six week series is...ANIMALS! And to start us off, we celebrate a truly fin-tastic creature: the shark! Books we will read:
“Shark Dog” by Ged Adamson
“Shark vs. Train” by Chris Barton & Tom Lichtenheld
“I’m a Shark” by Bob Shea

craft

Let's Make a Scarecrow!
Fall is coming! Get ready by crafting this adorable scarecrow with Miss Katharine!

 

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STEM WITH EMILY!

Quaran-Teen Talk!
On this episode of QuaranTEEN Talk watch Emily M, Jess, and Deanne talk about books, movies, and tv including including Dash and Lily, Infinity Train, and The Shadowhunters TV series! 

teen

Quaran-Teen Talk!
Join Teen Programmer Emily along with some of our Children's Department staff for another episode of QuaranTEEN Talk! Hear about some of the teen-friendly media they've been enjoying including The Crown, Little Women, and Spongerock.

skittles

Skittles Science!
Let's do some Skittles Science! You'll need a pack of Skittles, a white or clear plate, and a glass of water for this experiment.

teen

Quaran-Teen Talk!
Our latest Quaran-TEEN Talk video is here! Join some of our staff as they chat about what teen-friendly things they've been reading, watching, and listening to this summer.

craft

Craft Stick Harmonicas
This week's STEM Grab and Go Bag was all about MUSIC! Learn how to make a craft stick harmonica with Miss Emily from the Kunkel Creation Station!

talk

Quaran-Teen Talk!
It's been a while, but we're back! Check out our latest episode of Quaran-TEEN Talk!

catapult

Craft Stick Catapults!
It's time for a new STEM video! Follow along with this Grab and Go Bag program! This week we're making catapults.

quarnateen

Quaran-Teen Talk!
Join Emily, Emily, Deanne, and Jess for another episode of Quaran-teen Talk!

starwars

Virtual Makerspace: Star Wars Day!
Happy Star Wars Day! Celebrate with Miss Emily from the Kunkel Creation Station!

teen

Quaran-Teen Talk!
Join us once more for some Quaran-TEEN Talk where we chat about books we've been reading, our favorite YouTube channels to watch, and more!

natlgeo

Virtual Makerspace Trivia Quiz!
Join Miss Emily from the Kunkel Creation Station for a Weird Nature Quiz from National Geographic!

canva

Virtual Makerspace: Canva
Join our Teen Programmer/STEM Coordinator Emily McQuiggan to learn about Canva! In the makerspace we use Canva to create digital designs for our button maker, but you can use it for much more.

scratch

Virtual Makerspace: Using Scratch
Join Emily McQuiggan from the Kunkel Creation Station to learn about one of our favorite coding websites--Scratch!

teen

Quaran-TEEN Talk
Join us for quaran-TEEN talk! Our Teen Programmer along with other familiar faces around the Fredricksen Teen area chat about what they've been reading, watching, and listening to during the pandemic. Some topics include Hamilton Sing Alongs, Animal Crossing, and watching live cams from local zoos and animal rescues!

emily stem

Cat and Dog Trivia
Are you a cat person or a dog person? 
For some cat and dog trivia watch our 
latest STEM video.

3D

3D Printing with Tinkercad
Do you miss coming in to the Kunkel Creation Station for the Adventures in 3D Printing class? You can practice at home! Watch Miss Emily show you how to use Tinkercad for free!

 
SPACE
Space Trivia from the KCS!
Join Miss Emily for some trivia questions
about outer space! What is a black hole?
Why is the sky blue? We have the answers
here! All our trivia came from:
If you want to know when you can see
the International Space Station from
your house,click here: 
To watch real astronauts on the
ISS read stories to you, click here:
 
 
COASTERS
the Kunkel Creation Station!
Learn about roller coaster
engineering and the engineering
design process with Miss Emily
(STEM-EM!) from the Fredricksen
Library! Use materials around your
home to create a roller coaster for
a marble, ping pong ball, or other
small balls you can find. 
 
BINGO
Stay Home Bingo! 
It's time to play Stay Home Bingo!
Here are two slightly different versions
of our bingo card. Take a screen shot,
and post your card in the comments
below. How many times did you get
bingo?
 
 
WEB TOUR
Website Tour for Teens!
Our website has a ton to offer! Join
us on a website tour of the best
resources for teenagers.
 
 
DINOS
Dinosaur Trivia with Miss Emily!
Join Miss Emily from the Kunkel
Creation Station at the Fredricksen
Library for some dinosaur trivia! After
a trivia quiz, she shares some library
resources to help you learn more
about dinosaurs. 
 
BIRDS
from the Kunkel Creation Station
Play along at home with bird trivia!
Miss Emily from the Kunkel Creation
Station at the Fredricksen Library
shares bird trivia.
Keep track of birds you see out of
your window using a paper journal,
or ebird.org/pa/home
To get help identifying the birds you
see go to
All of our bird trivia today was found
 

BIRD SOUNDS

Identify some of our backyard
bird-friends by their calls
& songs! 
OR 
bird-sounds.net/

EMILY

MISS EMILY & ANIMAL TRIVIA!

Miss Emily from the Kunkel Creation
Station wants to see what animal trivia
you know! Watch the video and
comment below with your animal
drawing.
All of our trivia was found at kids.nationalgeographic.com/ 
Watch animal videos and do a virtual
zoo visit at kids.sandiegozoo.org/
And of course visit our website for
access to all of our digital resources! 

cumberlandcountylibraries.org/FRE