In-person Story Time is on hold until the La Farge Lawton Library fully opens again, after the Covid-19 Virus restrictions are lifted.
Each week we are posting a video book. Enjoy!
April 20, 2021- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘You Must Bring a Hat!’ by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley. Nigel is having a party but hats are required! But it seems there are other rules that are not on the invitation! Join our story time online to hear about all the silly rules for this party!
April 13, 2021- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘How to Catch a Mouse’ by Philippa Leathers. In this cute story, Clemmie the cat thinks she knows everything about mice and how to catch them. But she has never actually seen a mouse! Will she finally see one? Join our Story Time Online to find out!
April 6, 2021- This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian read ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ by Valeri Gorbachev. In this fun story about friendship, Goat sees his best friend Pig crying and decides he will make Pig feel better…he just has to figure out why Pig is crying! Join our Story Time Online to see if Goat can cheer up his best friend Pig!
March 30,2021- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the librarian reads ‘Paper Mice’ by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Phoebe Wahl. “With a snip and a clip, and a clip and a snip, two paper mice are made: Della and Ralph. Each alone, they explore their new house in the dark. There is so much to see!’ Find out what they see!
March 23, 2021 -Welcome to our spring series of Story Time Online! This week we will be reading ‘Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel’ by Paul Meisel. Bat is looking for a new home and thinks sharing a home with Squirrel will be great! The only problem is squirrel isn’t so sure. Will these two become friends or will bat have to find an new home. Join our Story Time Online to find out!
March 16, 2021-This week for Story Time we are doing a special prerecorded story time from Storybooks Aloud! The book is an Elephant and Piggie book ‘Listen to my Trumpet’ by Mo Willems! If you would like to read more of Mo Willems books please contact the Library to request them!
March 9, 2021-This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: a forest of poems’ by Deborah Ruddell and Joan Rankin. “Take a lighthearted romp through four seasons in the forest with these whimsical poems. Warning: Deborah Ruddell’s quirky cast of animal characters and Joan Rankin’s deliciously daffy pictures will cause giggles. The woods have never been so much fun!” Thank you for joining our Story Time Online this week! We hope you join us again next week!
March 2, 2021- This week for Lawton Memorial Library’s Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian is reading ‘Library Lion’ by Michelle Knudsen with illustrations by Kevin Hawkes. In this fun Library story a lion finds his way into a library. Will the lion cause trouble or will the lion follow all of Miss Merriweather, the head librarian’s rules? Watch our story time to find out how this library lion’s tale turns out!
February 23, 2021 – This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett. In this fun story Sunny the meerkat is off on an adventure to find where he belongs, each place he goes he sends a postcard home to his family! Will Sunny find his perfect home? Join us for Story Time and find out!
February 16,2021 – This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Margaret’s Unicorn’ by Briony May Smith! “Margaret’s whole world changes when her family moves to a cottage by the sea to be near her grandma. One evening, Margaret spots a mist over the water. No, that’s not mist…clouds maybe? No, they’re unicorns descending onto the shore! They vanish as quickly as they’d appeared, but accidentally leave behind a baby, tangled in the weeds.” Find out what happens to Margaret and her unicorn by joining our story time!
February 9, 2021- This week for Lawton Memorial Library Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Luis and Tabitha’ by Stephanie Campisi with illustrations by Hollie Mengert. “Luis is an alley cat who has everything figured out…until he meets Tabitha, a beautiful indoor cat. Separated by a tragic glass door, Luis will do anything to be with Tabitha- even brave the dangers of fire.” Will they have a happy ending? Check out our Story Time Online to find out!
February 2, 2021-This week for Lawton Memorial Library Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Click-Clack, Good Night’ by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. “It is nighttime on the farm, and Farmer Brown tucks all the animals into bed. Cows in the dark, sound asleep. Sheep in the dark, sound asleep. Chickens in the nearly dark, sound asleep. Duck in the dark, wide-awake.” Will Duck be able to fall asleep? Check out our Story Time Online to find out!
January 26, 2021 – This week for Lawton Memorial Library Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘The Serious Goose’ by Jimmy Kimmel. This is a book about a very serious goose that will not smile or laugh no matter what we do. But maybe you can make the goose smile and laugh? Check out our Story Time Online to find out!
January 19,2021- This week for Lawton Memorial Library Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian talks about our new Take and Make Craft Bag and then reads ‘Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?’ by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle. What animals do you think Baby Bear will see? Check out our Story Time Online to find out!
January 12, 2021- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads a bedtime story! We are reading ‘Bedtime for Button’ by Amber Stewart & Layn Marlow, printed by Orchard Books. This sweet bed time story, both for Button and young listeners. Thanks for joining us for Story Time Online, we hope to see you again next week!
January 5, 2021- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian talks about our Winter Reading Bingo and then reads ‘Tad’ by Benji Davies. This story shows that just because Tad is the smallest of her siblings doesn’t mean she won’t have a big story! Thanks for joining us for Story Time Online, we hope to see you again next week!
December 29, 2020- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Unicorn and Horse’ by David Miles with illustrations by Hollie Mengert. This story shows that just because Unicorn and Horse are different that doesn’t mean that one is better then the other, both are special in there own way! Thanks for joining us for Story Time Online, we hope to see you again next week!
December 22, 2020- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘The Snow Globe Family’ by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by S. D. Schindler, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. This is a fun winter story about a family who owns and snow globe and the little family that lives in the snow globe. Thanks for joining us for Story Time online!
December 15, 2020 – This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Snowflakes Fall’ by Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg, published by Random House. Rachel also talks about what other fun things are happening around the library! Thanks for stopping by for our Story Time Online!
December 8, 2020-This week for Lawton Memorial Library’s Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Dozens of Doughnuts’ by Carrie Finson with illustrations by Brianne Farley. In this fun story LouAnn the bear is making a bunch of doughnuts to have a sweet treat before she sleeps away winter, but then there is a knock at the door. Who could it be? Stick around for story time to find out!
December 1, 2020- This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian talks about our current Take and Make Snow Globe craft bag and then reads ‘Snowmen At Night’ by Caralyn Buehner with pictures by Mark Buehner, published by a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. Have you ever wondered what snowmen do at night? Join our story time online to find out!
November 24, 2020-This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian reads ‘The Thankful Book’ by Todd Parr. This is a Thanksgiving classic that talks about lots of the things that we have to be thankful for!
November 17, 2020- This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian talks about our current Take and Make craft bag and then reads ‘Ronan the Librarian’ written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illustrated by Victoria Maderna, and published by Roaring Brook Press. “Ronan was a mighty barbarian. He invaded. He raided. And back home, he traded. He always found the greatest treasures. Until one day, Ronan found something no barbarian wants: A BOOK.” Will Ronan find a love for books or will he just stick to the old saying, “Barbarians don’t read- they raid!”
November 10, 2020- This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian talks about our current Take and Make craft bag and then reads ‘If Winter Comes, Tell It I’m Not Here’ by Simona Ciraolo and published by Candlewick Press. In this story a little boy loves summer and is worried by what his big sister says winter will be like, but is winter really all that bad?
November 3, 2020- This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian talks about our new Take and Make craft bag and then reads ‘Ruby’s Falling Leaves’ based on the characters created by Rosemary Wells! In this story “Ruby is determined to have the best leaf-collection book in the whole class! So, when Max builds a giant pile of leaves, Ruby thinks he is trying to help. But Max’s leaves aren’t for collecting– they’re for jumping in!
October 27, 2020- This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian reads ‘And Then Comes Halloween’ by Tom Brenner with illustrations by Holly Meade. This fun Halloween story tells us about everything that leads up to Halloween night!
October 20, 2020 – This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian reads ‘The Library Ghost’ by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Lee White. Listen to this fun spooky tale to find out why there is a ghost in the library
October 13,2020- This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘There’s a Walrus in My Bed!’ by Ciara Flood. “It’s time for Flynn to sleep in his first ever big boy bed, but there is one rather large problem- a walrus!” Thanks for joining our story time!
October 6, 2020-This week for Story Time Online, Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Little Owls Night’ by Divya Srinivasan! This cute story tells us about what happens at night as Little Owl explores and sees friends. We also talk about our current Take and Make Craft bag! Thanks for joining us!
September 29, 2020 – This week for Story Time Online Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Blue & Bertie’ by Kristyna Litten! In this story ‘Bertie the giraffe leads a very predictable life, and that is just the way that her likes it. Until one day Bertie oversleeps and gets separated from his herd. Lost and alone, he makes a new friend who shows him the world in a new way.’
September 22, 2020- This week in our Fall Story Time Online Series Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert! In this fun fall story we follow the Leaf Man as he goes where the wind blows. Do you know where he’ll go? Check out our story time to see!
September 15, 2020- Rachel the Librarian reads ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond! “The consequences of giving a cookie to an energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.”-book jacket
September 8, 2020- Rachel the Librarian reads ‘Lawrence in the Fall’ by Matthew Farina and Illustrated by Doug Salati. In this Fall story, Lawrence and his Papa go searching for something it collect. What kinds of wondrous things might they find in the forest? Watch our story time to find out!
August 25, 2020- For Story Time online this week Rachel the Librarian reads “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin and Illustrated by Daniel Salamieri! Rachel also talks about the Take and Make Craft the Library is handing out this week! Thanks for joining us for Story Time!
August 18, 2020- For Story Time online this week Rachel the Librarian reads ‘A Piglet Named Mercy’ by Kate DiCamallo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen! This is the first book about Mercy and if you want to discover more of her adventures check out all the Mercy Watson adventures by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Rachel also talks about the Take and Make activity the Library is handing out this week! Thanks for joining us for Story Time!
August 11,2020 – For Story Time online this week Rachel the Librarian reads “Click, Clack, Moo Cows that type” by Doreen Cronin with pictures by Betsy Lewin! Rachel also talks about the Take and Make Craft the Library is handing out this week! Thanks for joining us for Story Time!
August 4, 2020- For Story Time online this week Rachel the Librarian reads “The Nest That Wren Built” by Randi Soneshine and illustrated by Anne Hunter! Rachel also talks about the Take and Make Craft the Library is handing out this week! Thanks for joining us for Story Time!
July 28, 2020 -For Story Time online this week Rachel the Librarian reads “Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct” written and illustrated by Mo Willems! And talks about the other fun things going on at the Library this week! Thanks for joining us for Story Time!
July 21, 2020- Rachel the Librarian reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. This story is about Gerald the Giraffe who wants to dance at the Jungle Dance but all the other animals say giraffes can’t dance! Will Gerald get to dance? Join our story time and see! Thanks for joining us for Story Time!
July 13, 2020 – Our Librarian Rachel reads “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter, Illustrated by Margot Apple, and published by Troll Associates. Please click the link below to be taken to the recording. Thanks for joining us for Story Time!
July 7, 2020 – Eric Carle reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published in 1969. It is a well known and well loved classic! Follow the very hungry caterpillar as he eats this way though lots and lots of food!
May 1, 2020 –“𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐲 𝐒𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥” by Melanie Watt. A good book for now, as all of us may be experiencing some fears of the unknown. Will Scaredy Squirrel survive his ordeal!? It is interesting that although this book was published in 2006, it includes this statement in the beginning—“𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚! 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘆 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗯𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝗮𝗽 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸.” So, go wash your hands and enjoy this book!
April 20, 2020–𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐨𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡! Whether your poetry is Dr. Seuss style or Edgar Allen Poe or Maya Angelou, April is a good time to rekindle your spirit with poetry. Re-discover poets you have loved in the past, and find that you and your children can also be poets! Take a walk and write a poem outside. In these trying days, you may find solace in reading and sharing poems.
The video book this week, found on our Facebook page and our webpage, is a delightful poem illustrated by photographs of the smallest creatures outside. Bees on a flower, an ant, a cricket singing, a spider on a silken thread. “𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐎𝐮𝐭,” by Helen Frost, is truly a great book. The pictures invite the reader into the natural world, and find the beauty around us. Our Rainbow Fish and Happy Hearts remain on the Lawton Library windows. More hearts are being added, and you probably can find some bees, flowers, ants and crickets. I am not sure about the spider!
April 22nd is Earth Day! This is an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally in more than 193 countries. Plant a tree, plant some flowers, learn to reuse and recycle items.
Enjoy with your children the video book “Earth Day Every Day,” by Lisa Bullard. This nonfiction book guides children on how they can be Planet Protectors.
April 13, 2020 — Well, you probably won’t find many fish while you are out for a walk with your children this week, but you can find them in the windows at the La Farge Lawton Library! Our read-aloud book this week is 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐛𝐨𝐰 𝐅𝐢𝐬𝐡, 𝐛𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐄𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐞. I really liked his reading style. Take a walk by our library, and see how many fish you can find swimming among the Happy Hearts in our windows!
A Fish Craft Idea. . . .
There are many crafty fish activities you can do after reading Rainbow Fish. Here are some pictures of making fish using hearts, a popular theme during this COVID 19 experience. Be a Rainbow Fish and share your beauty!
April 6, 2020 –Here is another “Let’s go for a walk, and see what we can see!” book for you and your little ones at home –𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐛𝐲 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐫. Click on the link below to read the book. Then take a walk and see how many characters you can find. Add some new characters, and make your own book! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝟒 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤’𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐬! They are looking for you to come see them!
Have kids draw their own characters, or do an online search for 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐃𝐨 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐒𝐞𝐞 images, and you will find plenty of ideas!
Enjoy the story, and looking forward to seeing you again soon!
March 30- 𝗟𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀, 𝗢𝗛 𝗠𝗬! Well, I see plenty of lions and tigers in the books inside the La Farge Lawton Library, but it is 𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐒 I see in the windows!!
Enjoy this video of the author Michael Rosen reading his book 𝙒𝙚’𝙧𝙚 𝙂𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙖 𝘽𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙃𝙪𝙣𝙩. Then take a walk in the neighborhood and see how many bears you can find! Maybe your friends and neighbors will put some bears in their windows.
Be sure to check out the La Farge Lawton Library! There are 4 bears there, just waiting for you to find them as you walk around the building!
This YouTube link goes on to other children’s books you might find interesting.
And watch the Yoga video for Going on a Bear Hunt! You will find it in another Lawton Library Post!