Outreach at AACPL is an opportunity for staff members to get into the community and bring the library to those who may not have experienced it yet. We talk about libraries, what we offer, and do a storytime much like those we do at the library, but shortened to about 15 minutes per class. We typically do 3-4 classes in a day partnered with another staff member.
|Housekeeping||Talk about the Library
How do you handle a book? Where shouldn’t you take it?
How many people have checked this book out? [Hold up book we’re reading later] (43?) See the condition of it now? Why do you think we take care of our books to keep them looking like this?
What is a library card? Who has one? [Show my Library Card that hangs on my ID]
Is the library free? How long can you check a book out for? What happens if you don’t bring it back?
What kinds of things do we have at the library? Books, eBooks, Computers, Board Games, DVDs, CDs, Playaways, Garden Passes, Storytimes, Programs and LIBRARIANS!
by Penny Dale
|Fingerplay||Two Little Dinosaurs, stomping all around – Ty and Rex|
|Book||“Warning! Do not open this book!” by Adam Lehrhaupt & Matthew Forsythe|
|Flannel Board||Go Away Big Green Monster Flannel Board|
|Fingerplay||Open, Shut Them|
|Book||“The Little Old Lady who was not afraid of anything”
|Action Song||Horns, Spikes, Nails and Claws
(Tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes)
Fingerplay: Two Little Dinosaurs
Two Little Dinosaurs stomping all around
One named Ty, the other named Rex
Stomp away Ty, Stomp away Rex
Come back Ty, Come back Rex
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, creep them, slowly creep them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open up your little mouth,
But do not let them in!
My head is quiet, my shoulders, my knees, my lips
My hands are in my lap, and now you are ready for another story.
Fingerplay: Tommy Thumbs
Tommy Thumbs are up, and Tommy Thumbs are down
Tommy thumbs are dancing all around the town
Dancing on my shoulders, dancing on my head
Dancing on my knees, then tuck them into bed
(Pointer, Middleman, Ring Finger, Pinky Finger)