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.
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.
BEE FRIENDS STORY TIME
Saturday, September 23, 2017
BIZZ AND BUZZ MAKE HONEY BUNS by Dee Leone
ARE YOU A BEE? by Judy Allen
FROM FLOWER TO HONEY by Robin Nelson
How do bees make honey? How are honey buns made? Are you a bee? Kids can learn the answers to these questions and many more by listening to today’s stories. After the stories, let’s “bee” crafty in the program room.
AUTUMN SURPRISES STORY TIME
Saturday, October 21, 2017
SURPRISE IN THE MEADOW by Anna Vojtech
WHITE IS FOR BLUEBERRY by George Shannon
HOW BIG COULD YOUR PUMPKIN GROW? by Wendell Minor
Three great books about outdoor surprises are our starting point today. After the stories, join us in the program room to plant a sunflower seed and play a seasonal game.
NIGHT TIME STORY TIME
Saturday, November 11, 2017
THE SEARCHER AND OLD TREE by David McPhail
TWO BAD ANTS by Chris Van Allsburg
THE NIGHT GARDENER by the Fan Brothers
What sorts of adventures can arise on a dark and stormy night? This morning's three tales will send you on a journey in time and space. After the stories, come to the program room for an art project.
WINTER FRUIT STORY TIME
Saturday, December 9, 2017
MR. PUTTER AND TABBY PICK THE PEARS by Cynthia Rylant
AN ORANGE IN JANUARY by Dianna Hutts Aston
HOW ARE YOU PEELING? by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
Some fruits are at their best in early December. Hear three stories featuring winter fruit, and then join us in the program room to taste several different pear varieties.