AT HOME FUN - Spring/Summer Storytimes

Since the shutdown in March, Fredricksen Library's Childrens & Teen staff have created dozens of Storytime, STEM, Craft Activity and Teen videos to support you from afar! Current videos can be accessed from our Home Page, Spring and Summer 2020 are stored here. Enjoy!


Ocean Friends!
Join Miss Katherine to craft some ocean friends!

Summer Week 10 - Fairytale Favorites Pt. 2
Say goodbye to Miss Emily & Roasty for a few weeks during this last storytime of the summer! We will read four more books set in overlapping fairytale worlds and practice the songs from Monday. See you again after Labor Day for our virtual fall storytime series!

Summer Week 10 - Fairytale Favorites!
Join Miss Emily & Roasty for their last week of summer storytimes! We will feature stories that blend multiple fairytale worlds together in glorious conclusion to our 2020 summer reading theme.

Books we will read:
“The Princess and the Giant” by Caryl Hart & Sarah Warburton
“The Cooked Up Fairytale” by Penny Parker Klostermann
“Princess Wannabe” by Leslie Lammle
“Good Night, Baddies” by Deborah Underwood

Summer Week 9 - Around the World Pt. 2
It’s time to stamp your virtual passport again...
Today we travel to Cambodia, Scotland, Brazil, and India for part two of our international storytime! Learn about distant cultures while practicing the foreign languages we introduced on Monday!

Books we will read:
“Silent Lotus” by Jeanne M. Lee
“The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster” by A.W. Flaherty
“How Night Came” by Joanna Troughton
“Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India” by Gerald McDermott

Kindergarten Prep with Miss Kayla
Are you ready for more Kindergarten prep? This week we’re reading The Princess and the Pea!

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)

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

Books we will read: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!

“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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Books we will read: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!

"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

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

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!

Bilingual Storytime
Join Miss Olga for another Bilingual Storytime!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Making a Pinata with Miss Kayla 4/2/20

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

Counting With Bears, Goats and Pete the Cat! 4/1/20

Fun Storytime with Miss Emily - Dino Dance Party! 3/27/20

Collaborative Comic Book Drawing with Miss Kayla from Fredricksen Library (with Special Guest Tylee) 3/27/20

Monday Storytime with Miss Emily and Roasty! 3/23/20

Sewing on Sunday: Heart Pillow Edition with Miss Kayla

Marker Watercolor Drawing with Miss Kayla 3/21/20

Painting a Rainbow with Miss Kayla from Fredricksen Library  3/19/20

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October 14, 2020