Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer Storytimes 2019 - Week One

School is out and summer is finally here!  Welcome to the first week of Summer storytime programs.  In addition to our weekly storytimes, there are numerous special events happening so be sure to check our Events Calendar http://gailbweb.gailborden.info/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, give us a call, or stop by the desk in the Early Learning Center if you would like more information.  We hope that you'll be joining us.  Remember, we have storytimes at all three locations!  Below you will find some of the books, rhymes, and fingerplays we are presenting this week.

Tiny Tales (For babies 0-23 months and an adult caregiver)

Books 
Blocks by Irene Dickson Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Baby Play by Skyle Silver Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: A Great Big Ball
A great big ball (make large circle in air with arms over head)
A middle-sized ball (make medium circle with both hands)
And a little ball I see (make little circle with thumbs and index fingers)
Let's count them all together
One, two, three!




                        Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden’s top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standards:

Cognition: MATH 1: Number Sense and Quantity
Child shows developing understanding of number and quantity. 

Preschool Puppets & More! Storytime
 (For 2 year olds-Kindergarten and an adult caregiver)

Books
Goodnight, Baseball by Michael Dahl Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Five Little Hotdogs
5 little hotdogs in the frying pan (hold up 5 fingers)
The grease got hot and one went BAM! (clap loudly)
**repeat verse as you count down - 4...3...2...1...
No hotdogs in the frying pan (hold up fist and shake it)
The pan got hot and it went BAM! (clap loudly)


Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden’s top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standards:

Cognition: MATH 1: Number Sense and Quantity
Child shows developing understanding of number and quantity.

Little STEAMers!  (For 3-6 year olds with an adult caregiver)

Books
Push and Pull: Learn About Magnets by Julia Vogel Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Pete the Cat: His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Rusty Rivets: Magnet Power! by Tex Huntley Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Video Song
Hi, My Name Is Jo and I Work in a Button Factory




                         Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden’s top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standards:


Cognition: Science 1: Cause and Effect
Child demonstrates an increasing ability to observe, anticipate, and reason about the relationship between cause and effect.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 31 – August 3

Pick up a summer reading log at the Main Library, South Elgin Branch, Rakow Branch, 
Bookmobile or start logging at home with our online reading log:
 gailborden.beanstack.com

Birth to Grade 8

Read all summer and log your minutes to earn a book and prizes! Start picking 
up prizes 
on July 1.  Prizes include: choice of a paperback book or a mini-bundle of comic books 
(while supplies last), pass for one free swim at Wing Park Pool or Lords Park Pool, and 
coupons from local businesses.

Teens and Adults

Read and log your books to enter the drawing for fabulous prizes!

Summer Reading Kick-off Party - Main Library

Friday, May 31 ♦ 2 − 5:30 pm
Play games, meet sport mascots, make crafts and sign up for the 2019 Summer Reading 
Program. Those who sign up may enter into a drawing for Great America tickets, thanks to 
a generous donation by KCT Credit Union.

Family Adventure Prize

Families that finish the summer reading program together will earn a chance to enter a 
drawing for 10 passes to a Kane County Cougars game, 2 free parking passes and one 
person in your party will be able to throw out the first pitch! 
Gail's Sales children's books half-off during Summer Reading!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Take your books outdoors!

The great weather may tempt you all to get outdoors, but that doesn't mean you have to forget your books inside.  On the contrary, the outdoors encourages all sorts of new places to kick back as a family and enjoy reading. Follow these five ideas for reading outdoors this summer:

  1. Set the stage: Create a comfy reading nook outside wherever you are, whether it’s at the park, the beach, or your own back yard. Add pillows, towels, or blankets to really make it cozy. Bring out a camping tent or even a toy tent and make it a special reading hideout.
  2. Have an outdoor bag at the ready: You never know when the urge to explore outside will hit, so make sure you have a designated “outdoor bag” with all the essentials packed for a few hours of fresh-air fun. Make sure your outdoor bag is filled with snacks,  suntan lotion, and sunglasses and hats, in addition to a stack of your kids’ favorite books, magazines, or graphic novels.
  3. Encourage activities spurred by the books: Reluctant readers may need to find the right subject about the great outdoors to inspire them. Read books about gardening and put into practice what your kids learn by starting your own garden. Summertime brings with it plenty of bugs, which may thrill or scare your children. A book that tells them all about the different types of bugs and how they live and survive ties into the great outdoors nicely. 
  4. Invite the neighborhood kids: Nothing draws attention away from a book like another child playing in front of you. Invite the neighborhood kids to be part of storytime!  
  5. Have a scavenger hunt: Suggest kids play this classic summer game with a twist. Have a themed scavenger hunt based on a favorite book!
Adapted from an article at Scholastic.com



Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Storytime Programs: Spring 2019, Week Six

Welcome to storytime!  This is the final week of storytime programs for this session.   In addition to our weekly storytimes, there are numerous special events happening so be sure to check our Event Calendar, give us a call, or stop by the desk in the Early Learning Center if you would like more information. We hope that you'll be joining us.  Remember, we have storytimes at all three locations! Below you will find some of the books, rhymes, and fingerplays we are presenting this week.

Baby Rhyme Time (For babies 0-11 months and a caregiver)

Books
I Love Bunnies by Rookie Toddler Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Bunnies by Laura Ellen Anderson Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Little Peter Rabbit
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly on his nose
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly on his nose
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly on his nose
And he flipped it and he flopped it
Till it flew away!




Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden’s top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Math 3: Number Sense of Math Operations
Child shows increasing ability to add and subtract small quantities of objects. 

Wonderful Ones (For babies 12-23 months and a caregiver)

Books 
Everybunny Count! by Ellie Sandall Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Bunny and Me by Adele Aron Greenspun (Not available for check out)

Action Rhyme: Little Bunny
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny go to bed





Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Language and Literacy 6: Comprehension of Age Appropriate Text
Child develops capacity to understand details and ideas from age appropriate text presented by adults. 

1, 2, 3, Go!  (For children 1-3 years and a caregiver)

Books 
Where, O Where, Is Rosie's Chick? by Pat Hutchins Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Abracadabra, It's Spring! by Anne Sibley O'Brien Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Five Eggs
Five eggs and five eggs
That makes ten
Sitting on top is mother hen
Crackle, crackle, crackle
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens as yellow as can be!


Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Language & Literacy Development 5: Interest in Literacy
Child shows interest in books, songs, rhymes, stories, and other literacy activities in increasingly complex ways.

Terrific Twos (For toddlers 2-3 years and a caregiver)

Books
Snappy Little Springtime by Dugald Steer (Not available for check out)
Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson Click here to find the book in the catalog. 


Action Rhyme: Rain Is Falling
Rain is falling, rain is falling
All around, all around
Pitter patter, raindrops
Pitter patter, raindrops
Hit the ground
Hit the ground

Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Social and Emotional Development 3
Child develops close relationships with one or more familiar adults (including family members) and interacts in an increasingly competent and cooperative manner with familiar adults.  
  
StoryMix For 3 to 6 (For children 3-6 years without caregiver)

Books
Warthog: A Counting Adventure by Birdie Black Click here to find the book in the catalog.  
Minerva Louise and The Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Birds by Kevin Henkes Click here to find the book in the catalog.



Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Physical Development 2: Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
Child shows increasing proficiency in fundamental locomotor skills (e.g. dancing, running, and jumping)

Countdown to Kindergarten (For children 4-5 years without caregiver)

Books
Shorty & Clem by Michael Slack Click here to find the book in the catalog.   

Brontorina by James Howe Click here to find the book in the catalog.
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Songs
We Are the Dinosaurs by The Laurie Berkner Band Click here to find the song in the catalog.
My Pet Dinosaur by Carole Peterson Click here to find the song in the catalog.
Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Social and Emotional Development 2
Child shows developing understanding of people's behaviors, feelings, thought, and individual characteristics. 

Spanish Family Storytime/Cuentos para la Familia (For the whole family)

Leímos el libro: Muévete/Get Up and Go por Amanda Tourville 


¡El bebé nace con 300 huesos pero al llegar a la edad adulta quedan con 206 huesos!  ¡Los huesos son los que nos ayudan a movernos con facilidad!
¡Hoy tuvimos la oportunidad de mirar rayos x de huesos y cantamos esta canción!

Tono: Skip to my Lou (“saltando hacia mi amor”)
Yo tengo huesos, tú también, yo tengo huesos, tú también,
yo tengo huesos tú también
Huesos para movernos
Vemos el _____, ¿sí lo ves? (3)
Huesos en nuestro cuerpo.

En su casa pueden cantar esta misma canción y mencionar las diferentes partes del cuerpo que tienen huesos. 
¡Así los niños están conscientes de cuidar su cuerpo comiendo saludable!







Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Storytime Programs: Spring 2019, Week Five

Welcome to storytime!  This is the fifth week of storytime programs for this session.   In addition to our weekly storytimes, there are numerous special events happening so be sure to check our Event Calendar, give us a call, or stop by the desk in the Early Learning Center if you would like more information. We hope that you'll be joining us.  Remember, we have storytimes at all three locations! Below you will find some of the books, rhymes, and fingerplays we are presenting this week.

Baby Rhyme Time (For babies 0-11 months and a caregiver)

Books
Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins Click here to find the book in the catalog.
In the Spring by Craig Brown Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Little Duck
I'm a little duck, a little duck
And I say, "Quack, quack, quack."
I'm a little duck, a little duck
With feathers on my back (tickle baby's back)



Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden’s top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Science 2: Inquiry Through Observation and Investigation
Child observes and investigates objects (living and nonliving things) and events in the environment and becomes increasingly sophisticated in pursuing knowledge about them.

Wonderful Ones (For babies 12-23 months and a caregiver)

Books 
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: I Wiggle
I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my fingers
I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my toes
I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my shoulders
I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my nose
Now no more wiggles are left in me
So I will sit as quiet as can be





Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Health 1: Safety
Child shows awareness of safety and increasingly demonstrates knowledge of safety skills when participating in daily activities.

1, 2, 3, Go!  (For children 1-3 years and a caregiver)

Books 
Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Little Bunny
Little bunny in a hat
Sitting so still
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!
He looks to the left
He looks to the right
He looks straight ahead
And pops out of sight


Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Gross Locomotor Movement Skills 2: Physical Development
Child shows increasing proficiency in fundamental locomotor skills (e.g. rolling, crawling, jumping).

Terrific Twos (For toddlers 2-3 years and a caregiver)

Books
The Best Days Are Dog Days by Aaron Meshon Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Jump, Pup! by Susan B. Neuman Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog
Puppy dog, puppy dog
Wag your tail
Puppy dog, puppy dog
Let out a bark
Puppy dog, puppy dog
Run, run, run
Puppy dog, puppy dog
Stay, sit, down
Puppy dog, puppy dog
Jump for a bone
Puppy dog, puppy dog
Run on home
Puppy dog, puppy dog
Goodnight, sleep tight

Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Language & Literacy Development 2:  Response to Language
Child communicates or acts in response to language and responds to increasingly complex language. 
  
StoryMix For 3 to 6 (For children 3-6 years without caregiver)

Books
A color of His Own by Leo Lionni Click here to find the book in the catalog.
White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
And dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed! 



Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Physical Development 2: Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
Child shows increasing proficiency in fundamental locomotor skills (e.g. dancing, running, and jumping)

Countdown to Kindergarten (For children 4-5 years without caregiver)

Books
A-B-A-B-A-a Book of Pattern Play by Brian Cleary Click here to find the book in the catalog. 

Split! Splat! by Amy Gibson  Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Raindrops
Raindrops are falling
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter
Raindrops are falling
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter
Plop, plop, plop, plop

Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Math 5: Patterning
Child shows an increasing ability to recognize, reproduce, and create patterns of varying complexity. 

Spanish Family Storytime/Cuentos para la Familia (For the whole family)

Una canción que compartimos hoy:
Tono: Las ruedas del autobús                                
El semáforo tiene tres colores,                                           
Tres colores, tres colores                                                       
El semáforo tiene tres colores:                    
¡Rojo, amarillo y verde!


Con esta canción pueden observar que hay reglas en la calle.  Esta época de primavera es perfecta para caminar y mirar diferentes letreros/carteles en nuestras calles. Por ejemplo, el letrero de la biblioteca que es verde, el del museo que es color café, etc. Además de mencionar los colores pueden mencionar las formas y qué significan.  ¡Tomen turnos para hacerlos divertido, no olviden de cantar la canción! 







Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Storytime Programs: Spring 2019, Week Four

Welcome to storytime!  This is the fourth week of storytime programs for this session.   In addition to our weekly storytimes, there are numerous special events happening so be sure to check our Event Calendar, give us a call, or stop by the desk in the Early Learning Center if you would like more information. We hope that you'll be joining us.  Remember, we have storytimes at all three locations! Below you will find some of the books, rhymes, and fingerplays we are presenting this week.

Baby Rhyme Time (For babies 0-11 months and a caregiver)

Books
Going Shopping by Sarah Garland Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Red Apple, Green Pear by Rookie Toddler Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Banana Count
One banana, two bananas
Three bananas, four
Five bananas, six bananas
Seven bananas, more
Eight bananas, nine bananas
Ten bananas, then...
Eat up all the bananas and start again!



Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden’s top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Health 4: Nutrition
Child demonstrates increasing knowledge about nutrition and healthful food choice. 

Wonderful Ones (For babies 12-23 months and a caregiver)

Books 
Dog Wants to Play by Christine McDonnell Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Knock Knock! Who's There? A Book of Animal Sounds by Chanko and Bulter Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Swing, Swing, Swing
Swing, swing, swing your arms
Swing them just like this
Swing your arms, let me see
Swing them now and stop
March, march, march your feet
March them just like this
March your feet, let me see
March them now and stop





Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Language and Literacy 2: Responsiveness to Language
Child communicates or acts in response to language and responds to increasingly complex language. 

1, 2, 3, Go!  (For children 1-3 years and a caregiver)

Books 
A Good Day for Ducks by Jane Whittingham Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Splish Splash Ducky! by Lucy Cousins Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Put Your Hands up High (Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?)
Put your hands up high
Put your hands down low
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle just so
Put your elbows in front
Put your elbows in back
Put your elbows to the side and quack, quack, quack


Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:


Gross Locomotor Movement Skills 2: Physical Development
Child shows increasing proficiency in fundamental locomotor skills (e.g. rolling, crawling, jumping).


Terrific Twos (For toddlers 2-3 years and a caregiver)

Books
Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash! by Suse MacDonald Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Action Rhyme: Did You Ever See a Fishy?
Did you every see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way
And this way and that way
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?



Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Language & Literacy Development 8:  Phonological Awareness
Child shows increasing awareness of the sounds (elements) that make up language, including the ability to manipulate them in language.
  
StoryMix For 3 to 6 (For children 3-6 years without caregiver)

Books
Play with Me! by Michelle Lee Click here to find the book in the catalog.
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff Click here to find the book in the catalog.
I Am a Frog! by Mo Willems (presented with puppets) Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Physical Development 2: Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
Child shows increasing proficiency in fundamental locomotor skills (e.g. dancing, running, and jumping)

Countdown to Kindergarten (For children 4-5 years without caregiver)

Books
The Weather Girls by Aki Click here to find the book in the catalog. 
Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont Click here to find the book in the catalog.
Hello Sun by Dayle Anne Dobbs Click here to find the book in the catalog.

Activity What's the weather?
What's the weather?  What's the weather?
What's the weather like today?
Is it sunny, is it cloudy, is it rainy?
What's the weather like today?

Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Readiness is one of Gail Borden's top priorities for your preschoolers.  Today in storytime, your child will practice the following KIDS standard:

Language & Literacy Development 5: Interest in Literacy
Child shows interest in books, songs, rhymes, stories, and other literacy activities in increasingly complex ways. 

Spanish Family Storytime/Cuentos para la Familia (For the whole family)

En el programa Cuentos para la Familia, hoy miércoles hablamos de muchas cosas que ofrece la biblioteca.
¿Qué necesitamos para tomar prestado libros, DVD’s, marionetas y más de la biblioteca?
¡Una tarjeta de la biblioteca!

Comparta esta rima con su niño(a) y puedes substituir con familiares o animales.  También puedes tomar cinco papeles y escribir “tarjeta de la biblioteca”

5 libros en la biblioteca
5 (4,3,2,1) libros favoritos ¿los puede ver?
Viene ___________con su tarjeta de biblioteca
Y se lleva el libro a su casa para leer.

*Marionetas que usamos:
La oruga del libro La oruga muy hambrienta por Eric Carle
Elefante (de la serie Elefante y cerdita por Mo Willems)
El oso Corduroy basado en el libro Un bolsillo para Corduroy por Don Freeman
Una llama del libro La llama llama rojo pijama
por Anna Dewdney
Un perro basado en el libro Helado y dinosaurios
por Eric Litwin



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spring break fun for everyone!

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this spring break week?  Come to the library!  There's so much going on for families and children at all three branches! We are offering programs featuring arts and crafts, music, interactive movies, and much more.  You won't want to miss out!  Click here for more information.