Preschool Story Time

Story time at the Peru Public Library is a program for children ages 3-5  in which we share stories based on a weekly theme.  Join Miss Lynn and Miss Meridith each week as they engage your child through picture books, songs, poems, finger plays, and puppets. New this fall is “Explore and Learn”,  where during certain story times, we will add a preschool-appropriate science experiment to connect stories to real life. Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. we meet at the Story Time Castle for a really great time. Hope to see you there.

colored pencilsSeptember 17: Cool Colors

Join us for our very first story time of the fall! Today, we’ll learn about color mixing, practice color names, and have lots of fun as we read stories about color. We will put the colors of the rainbow in order over at the craft table as we make a person with rainbow hair and have a great time with our Explore and Learn activity of the day.

September 24: Fall Funfall leaf

Is fall your favorite time of the year? If so, don’t miss today’s story time! We’ll read all about apple picking and fall stories featuring bears and owls. We will even make an owl at the craft table.

familyOctober 1: Fantastic Family

Whether you have a small family or a big one, you’ll have lots of fun at story time today. Join us as we read books about moms, dads, brothers, and sisters. We’ll make a hand print family tree at the craft table!

October 8: Making Musicmusic note

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get silly! We’ll read music and dance themed books today that will have you tapping your feet to the rhythm. You can make your own banjo at the craft table, and we have a very special Explore and Learn activity planned for today!

mouseOctober 15: Forest Friends

Do you know what animals live in the forest? Today, we’ll read some fun stories about a moose, bears, and mice! We’ll sing a few songs and act out “Going on a Bear Hunt.” At the craft table, we’ll make a cute little mouse. 

October 22: Grrr…Not-So-Scary Monsters!monster

This story time is all about monsters–but not the scary kind! We’ll have fun reading about the silly monsters in “Monsters Love Color” and “If You’re a Monster and You Know It.” We have some fun activities planned and will make a monster at the craft table.

jack o lanternOctober 29: Happy Halloween!

Come dressed up in your costume for our story time Halloween party. We’ll read some Halloween-themed books and have a costume parade.

November 5: Hooray for Horseshorse

Clippity clop! Bet you can’t guess what animal today’s theme is all about! We have picked some fun books all about horses and we’ll do some fun activities, like “Ten Galloping Horses.” At the craft table, you’ll get to make your very own horse out of the letter “H.”

fishNovember 12: Go Fishing

Fish are friends! Today, we’ll read stories all about our fishy friends, like “Rainbow Fish” and “Little Fish, Lost.” We’ll do a fun fingerplay and make a fish at the craft table.

November 19: Thanksgiving Talesturkey

This is the last story time before Thanksgiving, so be sure not to miss “‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving” and the other books we have planned. We will make a turkey to decorate your Thanksgiving table during craft time today.

November 26: No Story Time

teddy bearDecember 3: Time for Toys

What could be better than a playtime-themed story time? We’ll read some great books about stuffed animals, what happens when your toy gets stuck in a tree, and more! At the craft table, you’ll make your very own ring toss game. Don’t miss out on the fun!

December 10: Happy Holidayschristmas tree

Jingle bells are ringing at story time today! Come for our winter and Christmas-themed books, holiday songs and fingerplays, and the special reindeer craft. We will have our story time holiday party today, too.

December 17: No Story Time

December 24: No Story Time

December 31: No Story Time

octopusJanuary 7: Ocean Adventures

What’s the biggest thing in the ocean? Find out at today’s story time as we read books about ocean creatures like an octopus, whale, and a shark! Don’t miss our “I’m a Little Octopus” action rhyme or the jellyfish craft. We also have a fun Explore and Learn activity planned for today, too!

January 14: Puppy Palspuppy

Join us today for a tail-waggin’ good time! We’ll read books about cute little puppies, like “No, George!” and more. You can make your very own puppy at the craft table.

bearJanuary 21: Bear Buddies

Come on down as we read all about bears today. We’ve picked fun books, like “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and more. You won’t want to miss this story time, and you’ll take home your very own bear from the craft table!

January 28: Groundhog Daygroundhog

Will the groundhog see his shadow? We’ll read some stories about shadows and groundhogs to try to figure out if we will have six more weeks of winter. At the craft table, we’ll make a groundhog “pop up” craft and do a special Explore and Learn activity!

sportsFebruary 4: Sports Stories

Go team! No matter what team you root for, you’ll be cheering for the stories we’ll read today. We’ll sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and design our very own sports pennants at the craft table.

February 11: Valentine’s Day!hearts

Celebrate Valentine’s Day story time style with some great books, a fun fingerplay, and a Valentine’s Day party at the library! You won’t want to miss this week’s story time.

catFebruary 18: Curious Kitties

This story time will be the cat’s meow! Come hear stories about your favorite cats, like Pete and Splat. Plus, find out what happens “When You Give a Cat a Cupcake.” You will even make a cat at the craft table today.

February 25: Pajama Partysleepy owl

Wear your pajamas and slippers to today’s story time, because we’ll be reading a few favorite bedtime stories (and maybe discovering some new ones)! Should we let the pigeon stay up late? We’ll need your help as we read the story. At the craft table, you can decorate your own version of the night sky.

ladybugMarch 4: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

We’ve gone buggy! Don’t worry–the only creepy crawlies here today will be in the books we read. We’ll sing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” make a butterfly at the craft table, and have fun with an Explore and Learn activity. 

March 11: St. Patrick’s Pot of Goldpot of gold

Will we find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Either way, we’ll find out what happens on “The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day” and read all about leprechauns. At the craft table, we’ll make a ribbon rainbow. Remember to wear your green!

circus tentMarch 18: Circus!

We’ll be clowning around at story time today as we read circus-themed stories! Have fun as we do the “Five Little Kernels” fingerplay and make a clown at the craft table.

March 25: Joking Aroundsmiley face

Bring your best jokes to story time today! We’ll read books that will be sure to tickle your funny bone, like “I Dare You Not to Laugh” and more. At the craft table, we’ll make silly headbands and tell jokes. You’ll leave with a smile on your face!

easter bunnyApril 1: Hoppy Easter!

What’s it like to be the Easter Bunny’s assistant? Find out at our Easter story time! We will also have an Easter egg hunt and make a rabbit at the craft table today.

April 8: Ducky DaysWe're quacking up

Quack quack! Today’s story time is all about ducks. What do you think will happen if a duckling gets a cookie? We’ll find out as we read together, and then we’ll make a duck at the craft table.

cowApril 15: Over on the Farm

We’ll read all about farm animals today, with books like “Farm Flu” and “Cock-a-Doodle Quack Quack.” You won’t want to miss this story time as we sing “Old MacDonald” and make farm animals at the craft table.

April 22: April Showersumbrella

“April showers bring May flowers!” Today, we’ll read books about rain and learn about the water cycle. At the craft table, we’ll make umbrellas. There is a special Explore and Learn activity planned, too!

party timeApril 29: Story Time Party Time!

This is the last story time for the spring. You won’t want to miss our party-themed books and fingerplays. We will make party hats at the craft table and celebrate story time!

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