Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Another Great Storytime in the Neighborhood at Miller Library

Did you know that the Miller Library at the UW Botanic Gardens on NE 41st Street has a monthly storytime? Weve heard from readers that it's quite fun, with a craft then a few stories.

The monthly Saturday morning series, which started in 2005, is called "Imagine a World" with stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants, and nature.

The programs are specifically for children ages 2 to 8 and their families, but all ages are welcome. There is no cost.

Laura, the librarian and storyteller says about the series of programs, "We’ll enjoy some of our favorite stories of imagination, that powerful force for making the world a better place. After the stories, create your own collage garden."

Laura told us that she and another librarian plan the monthly programs, choosing the themes and selecting books from their collection of hundreds of kids' books on gardening and nature-related topics. There is usually there  a hands-on activity after the stories,. And she said "we always encourage parents to check out books with their kids."

This Saturday from 10:30-11:15am is the first program of the fall series.

Here are the books that will be read:
WANDA’S ROSES by Pat Brisson
HOW ARE YOU PEELING? By Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers

The next program is October 23rd and the theme is Fall Fling.

Upcoming programs are:

November 6: Library Open House Special Program--Fruits and Vegetables
November 20: Incredible Insects
December 11: Winter Walk
Laura Blumhagen, librarian at Miller Library, reading to children at a Saturday morning storytime

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