The Storytime Handbook

Author: Nina Schatzkamer Miller
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476603537
Release Date: 2014-01-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fresh, fun ideas for children's storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of a suggested craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use this book to offer themed storytimes that include discussion, literature, art, music, movement and food. Options are provided for each storytime, so the ideas can be used year after year.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Miraculous Messages from Heaven

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781611592283
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Self-Help

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end and we often receive signs from the other side These true and touching stories - religious and secular - will amaze and support you. The 101 true and miraculous stories in this book of signs and messages from beyond show that death may take away the physical presence of our loved ones, but not their spirits. This book is for everyone, religious or secular, as people from all walks of life share their amazing experiences with the other side.

Story Time Success

Author: Katie Fitzgerald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442263888
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Story time is a popular activity in public libraries. Unfortunately, many librarians (and not just children’s librarians) are thrust into the role of providing this service have not taken a course or had the necessary experience of performing story times. Story times are so popular that they are now offered to children of many ages, not just to preschoolers. This book will help librarians who have never done story time to learn to promote, plan, and perform story times, and will be useful to experienced librarians to build on their story time repertoires. Because story times are essential components of library service to children and in such demand, in many libraries, even librarians who have never done story time before are being asked to step into that role. Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians is comprehensive handbook which can help any librarian learn to promote, plan, and perform story times even with no prior training or experience. Key elements include: Customizable planning templates Hints for choosing appropriate books and other materials Suggestions for overcoming performance anxiety Troubleshooting for common story time problems and pitfalls Evaluation rubrics for performers and supervisors Veterans and beginners alike will find many useful pointers for establishing and improving their story time skills and repertoires.

Library Programs and Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition

Author: G. Edward Evans
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610696388
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. • Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries • Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place

The Accidental Library Manager

Author: Rachel Singer Gordon
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 1573872105
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Included are insights from working library managers at different levels and in various types of libraries, addressing a wide range of management issues and situations. Not to be missed: comments from library staff about the qualities they appreciate - and the styles and attitudes they find counterproductive - in their own bosses."--Jacket.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Say Goodbye to Stress

Author: Dr. Jeff Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781611592092
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Health & Fitness

Full of inspiring stories and valuable medical information, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress! will help readers manage their stress, no matter where their stress comes from. Everyone feels stressed out at some point in their lives. Many have trouble getting their stress under control and want help. This book, combining inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical advice from expert clinical psychologist and Harvard Medical School instructor Dr. Jeffrey Brown, will encourage, support, and help stressed out readers.

The Game of Life Now

Author: Richard Allen Spurgeon
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1484983076
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

If your body is made of trillions upon quadrillions of atoms that flash in and out of existence billions of times a second, and they never touch – then who are you?Have you ever experienced déjà vu, chance encounters, coincidence, close calls, moments of synchronicity, serendipity, dreams and prayers that come true, and the like? Would you like to know why?If you are one of the many beginning to wake to the true nature of reality or you just have questions about life, then this book is for you. It is expected you will research all that is inside, and get past limiting beliefs that have been forced upon the world through corrupt governments, religion, public schooling, and the media.Life is a journey of self-realization, and each person must come to know what this means for themself. Within you will find the answers you are seeking.

Artsy Toddler Storytimes

Author: Carol Garnett Hopkins
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9781555707927
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Hopkins’ new book fuses them together. Designed for children ages 1 to 3 years old, the book’s 52 storytimes promote pre-reading skills such as print motivation, vocabulary, and narrative skills. Based on themes familiar to children, including bears, bugs, springtime,clothing and hats, flowers and gardens, weather, music, pets, transportation, pirates, and many more, each storytime includes a list of books, action songs or rhymes along with their words, a flannelboard experience, plus instruction for two to three art activities. This complete toddler storytime resource also includes An introduction which discusses the differences between art activities and craft activities, a toddler’s ability in creating art, and why children this age should be exposed to art activities Advice for using different art mediums, such as food, plus important safety considerations Pointers on conducting playful yet educational storytimes Tips for finding inexpensive art materials, with a list of recommended supplies to keep on hand More than 100 drawings, all easy to reproduce and modify Weblinks to “Artsy Helper Sheets,” downloadable supplements complete with phrases, tips, and tricks that inform parents and caregivers about the benefits of doing art activities with toddlers Pick up Hopkins' book and you'll be ready to conduct a storytime within moments!

Do Crocs Kiss

Author: Salina Yoon
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402789556
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rhyming text and flaps reveal a variety of wild animals and the sounds they make, including snakes, bears, and lions. On board pages.