Children's Department Blog

ALA Youth Media Awards 2020

Congratulations to all of this year's ALA Youth Media Award Winners! Click here to view a list of winners along with their locations in the Cape May County Library. See a book that's not at your branch? We can have it sent to whatever library is most convenient for you! 

Check out the full ALA press release here: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/01/american-library-association-announces-2020-youth-media-award-winners

Mo Willems Display

Read "Mo" Books! We love Mo Willems and are celebrating all of his incredible works with our latest bulletin board. We ordered the sign and character images from Demco: https://www.demco.com/demco-reg-upstart-reg-mo-willems-bulletin-board

 

We printed the covers of the books and laminated them. For a printable PDF of the covers, click here

Valentine's Day Display

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate with some of these sweet reads! Click here to view and print our free PDF of the "Sweet Reads" sign.

Easy Reader - Read Alike Display

Do you have a new reader? Finding series and characters that they like and enjoy reading is so important at this stage, but also one of the most difficult! Check out our read-alike poster above, or click here to view a printable PDF version.

Preschool Storytime: Why We Do What We Do

Have you ever asked yourself why your child dances with scarves and shaker eggs during a storytime, or what the point of the felt board is? Maybe you are looking for ways to add more to your own storytime - you are in the right place! Click here to view our explanation of each component of storytime, as well as the many benefits each aspect brings your child!

 

Want more information? Contact the Children's Department by emailing [email protected]

Baby & Toddler Storytime: Why We Do What We Do

Ever wonder why our storytimes look the way they do? Or, are you looking for ways to add more to your own storytime? Click here for our overview of each part of storytime and its benefits to you and your child!

 

Want more information? Contact the Children's Department by emailing [email protected]

What Do You See: Outer Space

Explore the galaxy with this fun outer space rhyme! Click here to view the printable template for this rhyme. Kids will instantly recognize the tune of Brown Bear, Brown Bear and be excited to sing along - check out the lyrics in the above image. This rhyme can certainly be made out of felt. Whenever we find ourselves short on time or felt, we print images like the ones in the PDF, cut and laminate them, then finish by adding magnets to the back! 

What Do You See: Fantasy

We are so excited for this year's CSLP theme: Imagine Your Story! To get into the spirit, we have a brand new rhyme perfect fro fantas and fairy tale storytime themes! Click here to view and print the template. When we don't have enough felt or are a little short on time, we like to print pictures, laminate them, then add magnets to the back to use on the magnetic side of our felt board! View the rhyme above for the lyrics, set to the tune of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Summer Action Cards

Happy Summer! Celebrate the warm weather with these fun new movement cards. Click here to view and print!

Dinosaur Action Cards

Dinosaurs are always a favorite in storytime or the classroom! Click here to view and print our free dinosaur themed action cards.

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