The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss

Monday, April 7, 2014

GCS Spring Break Activities

An Afternoon of Stories and Puppetry!
Tuesday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m.

Students from the SUNY Geneseo Storytelling Institute will be visiting the Wadsworth Library to present their final stories of the semester. The students will perform their original or interpreted stories. Please join us for an afternoon of enjoyable listening. Recommended for children K-5th grade. Stories include:

"Have to put a hand on it" by Amy Chan
Amy will share an original story based on a small favor that her mother asked her do.

"A Fisherman's Tale" by Justin Iaquinta
Justin will share an original tale based on his uncle, who may or may not be a fisherman.

"How Raven Stole Back the Sun" by Michelle Moshon
Michelle will share a porquoi tale which explains why we have light in the sky today.

"The Three Bears" by SUNY Geneseo professor, Michael Teres
Michael will tell the tale of Goldilocks and the three bears, using puppets.

Siren the Fire Dog
Thursday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Open to ages 4+
Fireman Brian Shannon and Siren the Livingston County fire dog will be visiting the Wadsworth Library! Fireman Shannon will be sharing the story No Dragons for Tea by Jean Pendziwol followed by a brief demonstration and meet and greet. 

Spring Into Reading: Story and Craft Event
Friday, April 18th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Sigma Tau Delta, SUNY Geneseo's English Honor Society, will be holding a reading event celebrating spring on April 18 from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Wadsworth Library meeting room. In addition, we will have a surprise craft related to the season and a snack! This event is for school-age children (5+). Registration is required; the event is free. Sign-up today!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Storytimes Cancelled - 4/1 & 4/2

All storytime programs on Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd have been cancelled. Miss Sarah is home with a nasty cold :(

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Storytime!

Books & Babies
Tuesdays from 10:00-10:20 a.m.
April 1, 8, 15, 22 (not 29th)
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Books & Babies is a lapsit program designed to introduce children (6 months – 2 years of age) to language and early literacy. Babies sit with their caregiver and model the activities presented through simple finger plays, songs, stories and nursery rhymes. Registration is required.

Toddler Tales
Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 a.m.

April 2, 9, 16, 23 (not the 30th)
May 7, 14, 21, 28
The Toddler Tales program is a blend of Books & Babies and Pre-School Storytime activities. A variety of stories are combined with songs, rhymes, finger plays, crafts and free play. This program is appropriate for children ages 2-4 years old. Registration is required.

Pre-School Storytime I
Tuesdays from 10:45-11:15 a.m.
April 1, 8, 15, 22 (not 29th)
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Storytime is directed at children ages 3-5 and includes books, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Registration is required.

Pre-School Storytime II
Wednesdays from 11:00-11:30 a.m.
April 2, 9, 16, 23 (not the 30th)
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Storytime is directed at children ages 3-5 and includes books, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Registration is required.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Children's Music

Are you tired of listening to the same cheesy children's music over and over?
 Would you like to listen to something that's appealing to you as well as your children? 

Check out these new music CD's at the Wadsworth Library!

 Are We There Yet? - The Verve Pipe
I loved this CD. Fun and upbeat rock tunes, enjoyable for both parents and kids. My personal favorites were "Scavenger Hunt" and "When Gramma Says No." Highly recommended.

Bubble Ride - Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys 
As many of you know I am a HUGE Laurie Berkner fan and I frequently use her music during storytime. Trien's musical style reminds me very much of Berkner's bouncy upbeat tunes and it will make you want to get up and dance. Some favorite tracks are "Moomooheehawbaabaaneigh," and "Free to be You and Me." Also "Five Little Monkeys" and "Let Us Sing"from her album Carnival Day.

Disney's Frozen Soundtrack
Ok, if your children have seen this movie you may already be singing this album to death BUT if you haven't seen the movie be sure to try it out. I'm thrilled that Disney is once again including music in their movies.  Also, Idina Menzel is the voice of Elsa. Enough said.

Fun Food Songs - Raffi
Raffi's first album in eight years features a collection of food related songs originally released on his earlier albums. Favorites such as "Peanut Butter Sandwich", "Bananaphone" and "Going on a Picnic" are included as well as other traditional children's songs.

Laurie Berkner Lullabies (available April 2014)
It's Laurie Berkner's soon-to-be-released lullaby album! If you are already a LB fan be sure to check it out from the library we have a copy pre-ordered. If you're new to Laurie Berkner check out several of her older albums while you're waiting. I'd recommend starting with The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band, Victor Vito or Buzz Buzz.

Turn Turn Turn - Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell
I had my doubts about musicians Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell teaming up on a children's album but I was pleasantly surprised. Songs such as "Sail Away Ladies," "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (with updated lyrics by Pete Seeger's wife Toshi) and "Wim Wam Waddle" had me tapping my toes and singing along. They both have several other albums for children try Dan Zanes' Family Dance and Catch That Train or Mitchell's You Are My Little Bird and Sunny Day.

Still more albums to try:
Bandwagon - Joanie Leeds
Beethoven's Wig 4 - Dance Along Symphonies
Catch the Moon - Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell
Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem - Jim Gill
Jungle Gym - Justin Roberts
Kidquake - The Not Its
Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie - Randy Kaplan
Putumayo Kids Acoustic Dreamland
Rock of All Ages - Daddy A Go Go
Tumble Bee - Laura Veirs

Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's February Break!

The Storylady
Tuesday, February 18th from 2:00-3:00pm
Ages 4+
Join Marabeth Nally, "The Storylady" for an hour of puppetry, story and song. 

The Wildlife Educators Coalition
Wednesday, February 19th 
from 2:00-3:00pm
Ages 4+
Live exotic animal program.

American Girl Event: Meet Dolls Addy and Kirsten
Thursday, February 20th from 2:00-3:00pm
Ages 5+
Meet four American girl and boy characters! You will also be able to view two miniature houses that belong to these special families and hear their stories. 

Registration is not required for any of the February break programs.