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STORYTIMES & CRAFTS!

world

Summer Week 9 - Around the World
Bienvenue, willkommen, & welcome to our global and multilingual folk tale week (passport not required)! We selected stories set in foreign lands and/or adapted from multicultural myths, as well as fun bilingual songs that allow kids to learn new words!

Books we will read:
“Strega Nona” by Tomie dePaola (Italy)
“Ananse’s Feast” retold by Tololwa M. Mollel (Ghana)
“Party Croc!” retold by Margaret Read MacDonald (Zimbabwe)
“A Bucket of Blessings” by Kabir & Surishtha Sehgal (India)

prince

Summer Week 8 - Royalty Pt. 2
Don your crowns, royal jewels & robes for Part Two of our Royalty Storytime! Whether you’re a king, queen, prince, princess, knight, squire, or even a royal baby - we’re sure there’s a song or story this week that will make you feel like you live in a big, shiny castle!

Books we will read:
“The Monster Princess” by D.J. MacHale
“The Paper Kingdom” by Helena Ku Rhee
“Once Upon a Goat” by Dan Richards
“Waking Beauty” by Leah Wilcox

royalty

Summer Week 8 - Royalty 
Perfect for any kid who has dreamed of living in a castle or sitting on a throne, this week’s storytime is all about royals! We will meet a frog prince (or maybe just a regular frog wearing a crown), a rebellious princess, a cat-loving Queen, and a King who won’t get out of the bath!

Books we will read:
“Prince Ribbit” by Jonathan Emmett
“The Worst Princess” by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie
“A Castle Full of Cats” by Ruth Sanderson
“King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub” by Audrey Wood

dino

Crafting with Miss Katharine Pt. 1
Want to make a fun dinosaur craft? Miss Katharine has TWO new videos for you!
Video 2

unicorn

Summer Week 7 - Unicorns Pt. 2
Happy Friday! Enjoy three more stories and practice our fun unicorn songs from Monday during Part Two of Unicorn Week! Try not to poop cupcakes out of excitement!

Books we will read:
“Agnes Loves Unicorns!” from Despicable Me 3
“Not Quite Narwhal” by Jessie Sima
“You DON’T Want a Unicorn!” by Ame Dyckman

bilingual

Bilingual Storytime
Hola Amigos y Amigas! We hope everyone is enjoying the hot weather! Please enjoy this latest bilingual story time.

frog

Kindergarten Prep with Miss Kayla
Are you ready to prepare for Kindergarten? Don't miss our latest video! We read The Princess and the Frog, match animals to their habitats, and make patterns with frogs.

unicorn

Summer Week 7 - Unicorns!
This week, Miss Emily woke up with a magical horn on her head and Roasty is harnessing rainbow power to fall asleep within seconds...only unicorns could be behind this! Join us in celebrating these awe-inspiring creatures with some magical stories & songs.

Books we will read:
“Unicorns 101” by Cale Atkinson
“A Unicorn Named Sparkle” by Amy Young
“Uni the Unicorn” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

gnome

Summer Week 6 - Mythical Beasts Pt. 2
This beastly week continues with stories about gnomes, yetis, ogres, and more! Practice your best monster stomps & grizzly growls, and don’t worry if you have dragon breath! (Just have a fire extinguisher handy).

Books we will read:
“Go Big or Go Gnome” by Kirsten Mayer
“Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book!” by Julie Berry
“The Thing About Yetis” by Vin Vogel
“Beware of the Frog” by William Bee

kinder

Kindergarten Prep with Miss Kayla
Let's get ready for Kindergarten! In this video we are reading Rapunzel, putting the events of the story in order and learning how to cut with scissors.

goblins

Summer Week 6 - Mythical Beasts
Giants, goblins, and trolls - oh my! Join Miss Emily and Roasty for a roaring good time this week as we share stories & songs about some of the ugly, stinky, and hairy creatures in fairy tales, because we can’t all be pretty princesses and shiny knights!

Books we will read:
"The Giant Surprise: A Narnia Story" by Hiawyn Oram
"Nobody Likes a Goblin" by Ben Hatke
"Troll Swap" by Leigh Hodgkinson
"King Arthur's Very Great Grandson" by Kenneth Kraegel

craft

Easy Grab and Go Crafts!
Craft with Miss Kayla as she shows you how to make these different drawings.

folk

Summer Week 5 - Folk Tales Pt. 2
You don’t want to miss part two of our adapted folk tales storytime! Roasty the Cat librarian is more energized than ever as we read fun versions of beloved classics such as The Frog Prince, The Billy Goats Gruff, and Red Hiding Hood!

olga

Bilingual Storytime
Join Miss Olga for another Bilingual Storytime!

jack

Kindergarten Prep
Join us for Kindergarten Prep! This week we are listening to Jack and the Beanstalk, trying out some exercises, and sorting from biggest to smallest.

folk

Summer Week 5 - Folk Tales
We're halfway through Summer Storytimes! Enjoy adaptations of beloved tales such as Cinderella, The Gingerbread Boy, and the Hare & the Tortoise as we kick of our classic Folk Tales week! Additionally, learn fun songs about The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Hansel & Gretel and more!

Books we will read:
“Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella” by Jan Brett
“The Gingerbread Cowboy” by Janet Squires
“Hare and Tortoise” by Alison Murray

fairy

Summer Week 4 - Fairies Pt. 2
This magical week isn’t over yet! Join Miss Emily the Fairy Queen and Roasty the sleepy garden gnome to learn about how to be a good fairy friend, trick the Tooth Fairy, and meet a special fairy who loves mud & dirt!

Books we will read:
“Bloom” by Doreen Cronin and David Small
“The Tooth Fairy Wars” by Kate Coombs
“A Fairy Friend” by Sue Fliess

duck

Kindergarten Prep with Miss Kayla
This summer Miss Kayla will be reading fairy tales and doing some skill work to get your future kindergartener ready for the fall. This week she's telling the story of The Ugly Duckling.

Fairy

Summer Week 4 - Fairies
Here’s some storytime magic to start your week! Grab your magic wands and fairy dust and meet us in the magical land of stories...Miss Emily will be our Fairy Queen and Roasty her sleepy garden gnome. 

Books we will read:
“The Fairiest Fairy” by Anne Booth
“The Youngest Fairy Godmother Ever” by Stephen Krensky
“The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl!” by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

craft

Crafting with Miss Katharine!
Join Miss Katharine to craft a beautiful flower!

pirate

Summer Week 3: Pirates Pt. 2
Shiver me timbers! While Roasty the cat pirate snoozes below deck, Captain Emily needs help steering her ship for today’s storytime! Good listeners will get to share the treasure, while any mutineers can walk the plank!

Books we will read:
"Pirate Princess" by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
"Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies" by Carolyn Crimi
"Roger the Jolly Pirate" by Brett Helquist

bilingual

Summer Week 3: Bilingual Storytime
Join us once again for some new stories and more of our favorite songs in Spanish and English!

mermaid

Summer Week 2: Mermaids Part 2
End your week with a splash as we read three more mermaid stories and practice all the songs we learned on Monday. Put your fins up if you’re ready for another storytime with Miss Emily and Roasty!

summer

Week 1: Summer Bilingual Story Time
Join us for Cuentos y Canciones our Bilingual Story Times Summer Session!

taco

Summer Week 1: Dragon Storytime
We're starting off our summer storytime with a fiery blaze as Miss Emily reads some of her favorite dragon stories!

Honoring Black Stories 6/4/20

Bilingual Storytime 6/2/20

Week 10: A Few Favorites! 5/28/20

Week 9: Fear and Courage 5/23/20

Miss Monet Reads: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 5/21/20

Week 9: Angry and Calm 5/20/20

Week 9: Happy and Sad 5/18/20

Week 8: Under the Sea 5/15/20

Bilingual Storytime 5/14/20

Miss Monet Reads: The Secrets of Droon Book 2 5/14/20

Week 8: High in the Sky 5/13/20

Week 8: Living on Land 5/11/20

Miss Monet Reads: The Name of This Book is Secret 5/9/20

Week 7: Monster Mayhem! 5/8/20

Week 7: Attack of the Aliens! 5/6/20

Bilingual Storytime 5/5/20

Week 7: Join the Robot Rumpus! 5/4/20

Week 6: Opposites Attract 4/29/20

Bilingual Storytime 4/28/20

Miss Monet Reads: Star Wars A New Hope 4/28/20
Week 6: Scrub-a-dub-dub! 4/27/20

Miss Monet Reads: Junie B. Jones 4/26/20

Miss Monet Reads: The Mitten 4/23/20

Miss Monet Reads: The Hobbit 4/22/20

Bilingual Storytime! 4/21/20

Miss Monet Reads: Frozen II Forest of Shadows 4/21/20

Week 5: Calling all Little Artists! 4/20/20

James & the Giant Peach with Miss Monet 4/16/20
 

Miss Monet Reads: The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse 4/18/20

Week 4: Read the Rainbow 4/15/20

Miss Monet Reads: Chamber of Secrets 4/13/20

Week 4: Sleep Tight Tonight 4/11/20

Week 3: Boredom Busters 4/8/20

Friday Storytime: Mind Your Manners 4/10/20

Cooking up a Good Time with Miss Emily! 4/3/20

Magic Tree House with Miss Monet
 4/3/20

Making a Pinata with Miss Kayla 4/2/20

Charlotte's Web with Miss Monet! 4/2/20

 
 
 
 

STEM WITH EMILY!

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