Welcome (Back) to the Library!
Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great summer!
The seasons are changing, and so are things with the Early Literacy program at MPL. As you may know, Miss Jaymi Edwards is now working closer to home in Martinsville, and also going back to school to be a teacher! Yay Miss Jaymi!
My name is Michelle Peltier, and I am the new Early Literacy Assistant. Yay Miss Michelle! I am so excited to be a part of the MPL Children’s Department. I have been here for a couple of weeks now, and have enjoyed every minute. Please stop by the Children’s desk and say hello when you see me!
I have been super busy with the kids already. Our theme for the first week of programs was “Welcome Back to the Library” with a tie-in to farms and farm animals for our younger patrons. Our kids really love farm animals! We read Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, and Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn.
Everyone had a wonderful time coloring their new MPL bookmarks! I had pre-printed bookmarks for the kids to color. Holes were punched in the top so I could attach ribbon for a nice final touch.
The 4 and 5 year olds became authors and illustrators as well! I gave them pre-folded books to write a story about themselves and their days.
To make this book, you will need three pieces of paper.
First, fold all the papers in a “hamburger fold.”
Second, you will cut a rectangle in one of the papers like this:
Then, you will cut notches in the other two papers like this:
Next, fold the two notched papers so they can easily slide into the rectangle of the other paper, and slide them in.
Last, flatten your pages, fold them on the creases, and presto, you have a book!
If you make your own book at home, bring it in to show me! I hope you have a great week!