Children's Programs

Hello to our patrons! We are missing you and we hope you are all safe, happy, and healthy.  Keep an eye out on our website and social media for more content and resources, and weekly videos from our Children’s staff for storytime favorites! 

Storytime Favorites

Click to Watch: "Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock" told by Miss Annette!
Moss Covered Rock

Anansi is one of our favorite puppet shows! It’s an African Folk Tale that comes from the Ashanti people in Ghana. Anansi is a trickster spider🕷 that finds a magical, moss-covered rock. Watch and find out what happens next!

After you watch, check out these resources that go with the story:

🕷 From Reading is Fundamental, you'll find information about culture, games, and other literacy tools:
https://www.rif.org/literacy-c…/…/anansi-spider-tale-ashanti

🕷 For more trickster tales, check out these books!
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIjh4hYkhrI

🕷The Crow and the Fox, an Aesop Fable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt3HP4VWuH0

🕷Clever Tom and the Leprechaun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyas2QcNUuo

🕷Do you love spiders? Check out these resources!
https://drive.google.com/…/1lZLKQhHK4IQJ6oEr8iLum23pi…/view…
https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/spider
https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/spiders/



Click to Watch: "Who's In My Garden?" told by Miss Vicki!
Who's in the Garden

This "draw and tell" story is perfect for this week! ðŸ° “Who’s In My Garden?” Grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil and draw with us!

Check out these links for more content and activities about plants, gardens, and bunnies!

Our CloudLibrary app (using your library card) has several books on these subjects and more!
https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/…/hutchinsonpubli…/Browse

Tumblebooks:
Rabbits (Check out Duck! Rabbit!, you won't be disappointed!):
https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Result.aspx…
Plants:
https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Result.aspx…
Gardens:
https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Result.aspx…

Activities you can do at home:
Growing bean seeds:
http://www.learnplayimagine.com/…/05/growing-bean-seeds.html
Bunny crafts using a toilet paper roll:
https://www.craftymorning.com/toilet-paper-roll-bunny-stam…/
https://thediydreamer.com/…/toilet-paper-roll-easter-bunny…/
https://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-bunnies/

For more draw and tell stories, visit:
http://drjeanandfriends.blogspot.com/…/tell-and-draw-storie…



Click to Watch: "Bark, George" told by Miss Darcie!
Bark George

we are sharing a story called Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (courtesy of HarperCollins), and show you some of the library staff pets!

🐶 If you’re looking for more animal stories, check out this list of tumblebooks from our Tumblebooks page!
https://mobile.tumblemobile.com/Result.aspx…

🐱 Does your child love animals? Have fun with veterinarian dramatic play with stuffed animals! See the link for inspiration, and get creative with things you have at home to make a stuffed animal vet clinic!
https://pocketofpreschool.com/vet-animal-hospital-dramatic…/

🩺 Curious about the veterinarian profession? Check out: https://kids.britannica.com/…/ar…/veterinary-medicine/277584

🐦 For a fun STEM activity, consider using recyclables to make bird houses! Or if you have access to bird seed, make a bird feeder!
https://www.craftcreatecook.com/birdhouse-crafts-kids/



Click to Watch: "If You're a Robot and You Know It" told by Miss Annette and Miss Amy!

Robot storytime
Get up and do your best robot moves with this interactive book, If You’re a Robot and You Know It by David A. Carter! ðŸ¤– Followed by a robot coding game you can play at home!

Check out these other great robot resources for more fun!
🤖 Scholastic’s list of robot activities:
https://www.scholastic.com/…/m…/robot-themed-activities.html

🤖 Robot reading on our Tumblebooks page:
https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Result.aspx…

🤖 A Robot DANCE video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbL61Ex3avM


Click to Watch: The Great, Big, ENORMOUS Turnip told by Miss Vicki!
Turnip storytime
We included a STEM activity you can try— making pulleys with things at home!

For more information about simple machines, check out: 
A PBS video: https://www.pbs.org/video/science-trek-simple-machines/

Along with this list of simple machine activities: 
https://pbskids.org/…/parentseducators/resources/index.html…

If you enjoyed this folk tale and are looking for more for young readers, check out these books using our Tumblebooks link! 
https://mobile.tumblemobile.com/Result.aspx…

And browse this list for other titles: https://www.google.com/…/06/folktales-for-young-readers/amp/



Click to Watch: "Where The Wild Things Are" puppet show!

Wild Things storytime
Today we bring you Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak in puppet show form! “Let the wild rumpus start!”

What kinds of “wild things” will your kids do today? ðŸ˜ðŸ¤ª We offer some fun activities you can do at home related to the story, but let us know via facebook messenger or email (info@hutchpl.org) if you need more ideas and quality e-resources! Enjoy!


Click to Watch: "Donut Bear" told by Miss Amy!
Bear storytime
Here's a storytime favorite about a bear that loves to eat DONUTS! 
🐻🍩 We also talk about one of our favorite books, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury!

Be sure to drive or walk by the library to see our bears for #hutchbearhunt. Do you know the famous book character bears you see in our window? Also, consider putting a bear in your window for families that may be out walking or driving by looking for bears!
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Watch Michael Rosen perform his story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt here:https://youtu.be/Iou5LV9dRP0

Dance with Dr. Jean to her fun adaptation of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt here: https://youtu.be/F6OVwsnuX-Y

Click to Watch: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" told by Miss Darcie!
caterpillar storytime
After you watch our video, check out a virtual tour of the Eric Carle museum at:
https://www.carlemuseum.org/virtual-tour 


StoryWalk
If you happen to be out at 
Dillon Nature Center taking in the fresh air, make sure to check out our StoryWalk along the trails!
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If you happen to be walking or biking near the library, stop and check out the StoryWalk! It stretches around the entire block of the library so social distancing isn't a problem. The title page is just south of the front doors and the final page is north of the front doors. 
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