Category Archives: Storytime

Kindergarten-3rd Grade Animal Tails Storytime: Ellie

Watch Zoo Atlanta’s Animal Tails storybook reading of Ellie and explore with your child how a team can work together to solve a problem. Then extend that learning to elephant adaptations through the art activity linked below.

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1st-5th Grade Animal Tails Storytime: Verdi

Watch Zoo Atlanta’s storybook reading of Verdi and complete their activity guide as you learn about green tree pythons!

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Kindergarten-2nd Grade Animal Tails Storytime: Possum’s Harvest Moon

Watch Zoo Atlanta’s storybook reading of Possum’s Harvest Moon and use their accompanying activity guide as you explore the animal world through literature.

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Kindergarten-5th Grade Animal Tails Storytime: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Watch Zoo Atlanta’s storybook reading of Giraffes Can’t Dance and use their accompanying activity guide to explore with your child the difference between producers and consumers.

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Preschool-2nd Grade Animal Tails Storytime: The Salamander Room

Watch Zoo Atlanta’s storybook reading of The Salamander Room and follow their activity guides to build your own salamander habitat-themed sensory bin or create a salamander crossing sign.

Activity Guide for Salamander Habitat-Themed Sensory Bin

Activity Guide for Salamander Crossing Sign

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At the Library

Eclipses Explained

The Putnam County Library will once again present “Eclipses Explained” this Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. This fun, educational program is appropriate for all ages. NASA certified experts, Dr. Mary Kidd and Dr. Stephen Robinson of TTU, will provide information to families about the total solar eclipse and the science behind why they happen. Attendees of this program will receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses. Supplies are limited.

Thanks to WCTE we will also have special guest Jet Propulsion from PBS Kids show Ready Jet Go!

Solar viewing glasses are provided by STAR_Net – a production of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning in collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Institutes of Health.

Check out the full schedule of events happening around Putnam County at Cookeville SEE https://visitcookevilletn.com/solar-eclipse.

Monterey Branch Quilt Club

The Quilt Club at the Monterey Branch Library offers quilters of all skill levels a chance to meet and encourage one another. Share your current quilting project with others this Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come join.  For questions call Ms. Dean at the Monterey Branch Library at (931) 839-2103.

Baxter Book Bunch

The Baxter Book Bunch will meet this Friday at 11:15 a.m. at the Baxter Branch Library to discuss When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell. This event is open to the public. New attendees are welcome.

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PCL Storytime

Celebrate the eclipse with Mrs. Donovan at Storytime this week. Stories will include Rosha and the Sun by Mary Jo Gerson, Papagayo by Gerald McDermott, and the Native Alaskan legend How Raven Brought Light to the People.  Storytime at the Putnam County Library is held each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 a.m.

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2017 Solar Eclipse Events

 

We hope you’ll join us here at the library and throughout the community to celebrate this once in a lifetime event! 

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We have eclipse viewing glasses to give away while supplies last!

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What’s Happening in the Children’s Library

March 2, 2016

We had a fabulous February here in the Children’s Library! Hope you enjoy the look back…

The V.I.P. Program met on February 4th to make some beautiful “Heart Art”. They made some great pieces using just tissue paper and water! Continue reading

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What’s Happening in the Children’s Library

December 31, 2015

Here are a few highlights from December in the Children’s Library….

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The Page Turners Book Club met on December 7th to talk about Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. They used old magazines to create collages that represented the story.


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We had a winter/Christmas challenge at Lego Club on December 11th. Check out this work of Lego art!


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Santa came for a visit at the library on December 17th. We set up a photo booth for families to come get their picture taken with Santa and the PCL Staff jumped in on the fun too! 


Also on December 17th, Kevin Kidd and the Williamson Branch girls came to perform for a special holiday show!


We had a blast at Read!Play!Grow! on December 18th. There were 17 little friends there to read and sing about winter and of course, LOTS of play!


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We had two crafty days of Elves’ Workshop on Friday December 18th and again on Monday December 21st. The PCL provided the materials for children and families to make holiday gifts and decorations.


 

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I (Miss Chelsea) was able to sub in for Mrs. Donovan during story time on December 22nd. We read some Christmas stories and a special reindeer felt board story. Mr. Matt  lead story time on December 23rd and read animal Christmas stories!


 

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 I lead story time this week (December 29th, 30th, and 31st) with stories about ringing in the New Year! We also read a story about the Chinese New Year and made paper chain dragons after! Pictured above is our one and only story time attendee on December 31st, Rylee, who came for the last story time of 2015!


**Happy New Year from all of us here at the Putnam County Library! We hope to see you in 2016!**

Click Here to see the January Program and Events Calendar!

 

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What’s Happening in the Children’s Library

December 1, 2015

*Lego Club‘s challenge for November 13th was to build a dinosaur in honor of Dinovember. Everyone made some awesome Lego creations and one young man took on the dinosaur challenge! The Raptor stayed on display throughout the month.


 

*We took Dinovember on the road and visited the Kids Matter Program on Tuesday, November 17th. After reading If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most, the children discussed their favorite dinosaurs and what they might do if they had one for a pet. We spent the rest of the hour hatching a baby dinosaur to take home.20151117_165620


 

*The PCL was invited to participate in Cane Creek Elementary School’s Thanksgiving Cafe on November 18th and 19th. We were able to hand out information about library services to families in the community while they enjoyed a delicious meal.


*On November 20th, practicum students Heidi and Delaney led a turkey themed Read!Play!Grow! After reading the book 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston, parents and toddlers stood, stretched, and gobbled like a turkey during rhyme time! Check out the fun finger play gloves they made to help tell the story!


 

*To wrap up Dinovember in the library we had special Dino Story Time November 24th and 25th. We read several dinosaur stories such as, Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, Linus the Vegetarian T.Rex by Robert Neubecker , and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields, just to name a few! The children also had the opportunity to see and feel a real dinosaur fossil! After Story Time, the children came out to the library to create dinosaurs using paint and their hand prints!


Don’t miss out on upcoming events and activities at the Children’s Library!

Click here to see the events calendar!

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