Story Programs at the Miller Library
Join us each month for stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants, and nature! Programs are presented one Saturday a month September through June, for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome.
WINTER WORMS STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, December 7, 2013
What do worms do in winter? How long does a worm live? Why do people say worms are good for the soil? After today's stories, you'll be able to answer these questions and many more. Then join us in the program room to see worms up close.
MY DAY IN THE GARDEN by Miela Ford
COMPOST BY GOSH! By Michelle Eva Portman
DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin
SQUIRMY WORMY COMPOSTERS by Bobbie Kalman
WINTER FRIENDS STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, January 11, 2014
For those who wonder where animals go when the weather gets frosty, these stories offer factual information as well as imaginative fun. After the stories, we'll make a winter habitat tree picture in the program room.
OWL MOON by Jane Yolen
THE MITTEN by Jan Brett
UNDERGROUND by Denise Fleming
LOVE YOUR VEGGIES STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Growing your own vegetables is fun. These stories prove that you can learn a lot about science while you learn to garden, and have a great time in the process. After the stories, color a vegetable picture in the program room.
FIRST PEAS TO THE TABLE by Susan Grigsby
MOUSE & MOLE AND THE YEAR-ROUND GARDEN by Doug Cushman
SYLVIA'S SPINACH by Katherine Pryor
VISIT WALDEN POND STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Henry David Thoreau's thinking laid the groundwork for environmental preservation efforts in the United States and around the globe. Let's travel back in time for a child's-eye view of the man, his time, and his experiments in simpler living. After the stories, come to the program room to look at maps and plan an urban walk.
HENRY DAVID'S HOUSE by Henry David Thoreau; Steven Schnur, editor
HENRY HIKES TO FITCHBURG by D.B. Johnson
IF YOU SPENT A DAY WITH THOREAU AT WALDEN POND by Robert Burleigh
SPRINGTIME! STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Take a deep breath. It's springtime! These three stories of springtime adventures in the garden and the henhouse are sure to bring a smile. After the stories, you're welcome to make a cherry blossom picture in the program room.
OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
GEMMA AND THE BABY CHICK by Antonia Barber
AND THEN IT'S SPRING by Julie Fogliano
COUNTING ON YOU STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Counting is fun with these uniquely illustrated books. After the stories, come to the program room. You can make your own counting book with stickers you choose, so you can count your favorite things!
ONE LEAF RIDES THE WIND by Celeste Davidson Mannis
COUNTING IN THE GARDEN by Kim Parker
THIS TREE COUNTS! By Alison Formento
TIME MACHINE STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Today we travel back in time. First, a visit to 1935, where young gardener Lydia Grace Finch has a plan to make her world a little more beautiful. Then we'll set the dial for about 1915, and travel to France to meet Claude Monet in his garden. In our last book, we travel to back to the first decade of the last century to meet Mossy the turtle and her friend Scoot.
THE GARDENER by Sarah Stewart
THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET by Laurence Anholt
MOSSY by Jan Brett