Story Time 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.
FALL COLOR STORY TIME
Saturday, November 5, 2016
THE LITTLE YELLOW LEAF by Carin Berger
WHY DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOR by Betsy Maestro
LEAF MAN by Lois Ehlert
The leaves are falling, and we'll gather them up in these imaginative stories. Join us in the program room after the stories to make a leaf picture using real leaves.
BIRDS IN WINTER STORY TIME
Saturday, December 10, 2016
SECRETS OF WINTER by Carron Brown
THE HUNGRIEST CHICKADEE by Eileen Ziesler
PENGUIN AND PINECONE by Salina Yoon
Can you watch birds in winter? From the serious to the silly, these authors all have something to share about wintertime and birds. After the stories, come to the program room to learn how to make a pinecone bird feeder.
FUNNY VEGETABLES STORY TIME
Saturday, January 14, 2017
LITTLE SWEET POTATO by Amy Beth Bloom
ZORA'S ZUCCHINI by Katherine Pryor
DOG FOOD by Saxton Freymann
Some of the very silly characters in these books come straight from the garden. After the stories, kids can make a vegetable-head collage in the program room.
BUNDLE UP! STORY TIME
Saturday, February 4, 2017
GRANDFATHER AND I by Helen E. Buckley
THE MITTEN by Jan Brett
BIG TRACKS, LITTLE TRACKS by Millicent Selsam
This month's stories are all about bundling up to get out in nature on a wintry day. After the stories, make a card to warm the heart of someone you love.
RAINY DAY STORY TIME
Saturday, March 4, 2017
BIG RAIN COMING by Katrina Germein
RAINDROPS ROLL by April Pulley Sayre
MY DAY IN THE GARDEN by Miela Ford
What can you do on a rainy day? Listen to these stories about rain and ways to celebrate it, and then visit the program room for a rainy day project.
EARTH DAY STORY TIME
Saturday, April 22, 2017
THE TREE LADY by H. Joseph Hopkins
THE TREE IN THE ANCIENT FOREST by Carol Reed-Jones
MAY THE STARS DRIP DOWN by Jeremy Chatelain
Happy Earth Day! Three very different stories celebrate our precious planet and some ways we can appreciate and care for it. After the stories, join us in the program room for playtime with tree blocks and floor puzzles.
CHICKEN AND EGG STORY TIME
Saturday, May 20, 2017
P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG by Julie Paschkis
EGG: NATURE'S PERFECT PACKAGE by Steve Jenkins
HANK FINDS AN EGG by Rebecca Dudley
As our friends who keep chickens know, springtime means more eggs! After the stories, we're hatching a plan to create nesting sites for mason bees.
USEFUL PLANTS STORY TIME
Saturday, June 17, 2017
THE GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC by Ginnie Lo
IN THE GARDEN WITH DR. CARVER by Susan Grigsby
THE INK GARDEN OF BROTHER THEOPHANE
by C.M. Millen
Go back in time with these fascinating stories of useful plants, sometimes used in surprising ways. After the stories, brainstorm some plant inventions of your own.