Pettee Memorial Library
Youth Librarian Report
Month of January 2018
Story time participation:
Jan. 8- 9 kids 6 adults Night Tree by Eve Bunting
Jan. 15- 2 kids 2 adults Will You Be My Friend? and Friends both by Eric Carle
Jan. 22- 1 kids 1 adults Assorted Board books (Program adapted to child)
Jan. 29- 2 kids 2 adults The Mitten by Jan Brett
Maker afternoon 3 Kids 3 adults (with 2 infants!)
We did have five Mondays in the month of January so storytime schedule was not heavily affected. There has, however, been a drop off in attendance since Martin Luther King Day. I continue to post each week on Face Book and to send out reminder e-mails to families who have participated. I know there has been some family travel and one family moved out of state. I am hoping as weather warms and cold season moves on we will again have our larger group. I have changed up the format some adding songs, poems and some movement activities along with book(s), crafts, and snacks.
We held a make-it event in the afternoon on MLK Day. We had only a handful of young kids who made some simple musical instruments, and listened to several stories. They had snack during the time.
I met with Whitingham’s librarian, Kristine Sweeter to plan for the VT Reads Program. We will team on offering this program in late spring. We hope to have a Wings program, a film showing, a possible field trip and we are looking into a presentation. The book, Bread and Roses,Too by Katherine Paterson will be a book club selection in June. Both libraries will meet together so we will have a community event.