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Jennifer Burke
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Storytime: Community Heroes
The fire departments of DeWitt and Jamesville brought their trucks for the kids to see inside! Kids get really excited when they hear the sound of a fire truck coming down the street. The brave men and women who wear uniforms and help keep us safe are big p...

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Storytime: Superheroes!
This year's Summer Reading Program theme, Every Hero Has a Story, is my favorite! There are so many programs and book displays you can do with this theme, and who doesn't love superheroes? The kids at my library are nuts for them and our books are always ch...

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Storytime: Ninjas!
If your library participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program, you are well aware of this year's awesome theme "Every Hero Has a Story." With that in mind, I planned my weekly story times around this theme. A ninja-themed storytime had to happen!...

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Storytime: Under the Sea
The First Day of Summer is this weekend, and that means you'll be thinking of swimming and going to the beach. Some of you may vacation near the ocean. Get your kids excited about the summer by sharing these fun books and rhymes about the animals that live ...

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Storytime: Penguins
Have I been replaced at work?! Penguins in March?! Yes. Because even though I originally did this storytime in January, penguins can be enjoyed all year long. Yep, I'm going with that reasoning rather than the truth, which is I'm two months behind on storyt...

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Storytime: Dr. Seuss!
Dr. Seuss' birthday was on March 2, so in honor of it, I planned a Seuss-centered storytime for my preschool group. It was a lot of fun and I found so many ideas online that I decided a Dr. Seuss Party is in order for this summer. That way, I can do even mo...

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Storytime: Snow
Winter is for the birds. Winter is in full swing in Central New York. It's cold, snowy and icy and hot cocoa is my beverage of choice these days. What better time to do a snow-themed story time? BOOKS : Snowballs by Lois Ehlert Snow Happy! by Patricia Hubbe...

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Review: The Princess in Black
The Princess in Black By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Candlewick Press, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7636-6510-4 Princess Magnolia is very prim and proper.  She wears pink.  She is neat.  She also has a secret.  One day, Princess Magnolia is ha...

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Review: Sisters
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Graphix, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-545-54059-9 Raina is very excited to be a big sister.  She'll have someone to play with.  When her sister Amara is born, things don't go quite the way Raina imagined they would.  Amara is fussy, as babie...

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Star Wars Reads Day
On October 11, we hosted Star Wars Reads Day at my library.  This is the third year of this nationwide event, and the third year we've participated in it.  Along with book stores and other libraries, we planned a fun day celebrating all things Star Wars and...
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