Check out our new reader's advisory tool! We love sharing classic favorites and helping readers discover new ones. We have these posters hanging in our picture book areas, as well as in bookmark form. For the printable PDF, click here!
We miss seeing everyone at storytime! In the meantime, we hope you are reading, singing, dancing, and playing at home - here are some of our favorite storytime songs to practice!
Click here for Miss Kristin's bird storytime rhymes.
Click here for Miss Mary's storytime rhymes.
Click here for Miss Olivia's bathtime & bubbles rhymes.
Click here for Miss Susan's shape rhymes.
Click here for Miss Vicki's letter "S" rhymes.
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
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]
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!
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!
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?
Happy Summer! Celebrate the warm weather with these fun new movement cards. Click here to view and print!
Dinosaurs are always a favorite in storytime or the classroom! Click here to view and print our free dinosaur themed action cards.
Kindness is always cool! Have your littles practice kindness with our new action cards, and have them suggest actions of their own! Click here to view and print.