Archive for July 23, 2012

Favorite Bedtime Stories Afternoon

We all have our favorite bedtime stories from when we were young, and on Friday, July 20, we had the chance to share (or re-live) these classics with teens and children alike.  We had around 40 kids and teens come to the library in their pajamas for a fun-filled afternoon celebrating favorite bedtime stories.

I had everyone come in and sit down and we read Goodnight Moon together. I told them to listen really well, because we’d have an activity later and they’d need to remember what they heard.

I took everyone on a tour of the room and showed them the stations we had set up:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar table with a clothespin craft:

A Pinkalicious wand table:

Rainbow Fish stickers and coloring page table:

A Photobooth with props to help everyone become characters from their favorite books:

And my personal favorite, the Dr. Seuss Cafe:

with Green “eggs” and “ham” (pretzels, melted white chocolate chips and green m&ms):

Cat In the Hat cookies (oreos, marshmallows and red gummy lifesavers):

And One Fish Two Fish Red Fish goldfish! (rainbow Goldfish crackers):

We let the kids choose what they wanted to do first and let the chaos begin!  I had my teen helpers workthe photo booth camera and they did a great job capturing the insanity:

We did a quiz to remember all the items in Goodnight Moon that we said “goodnight” to and read the Very Hungry Caterpillar and did a quiz on what food he ate.

We played a few more games and quizzes and everyone left tired and happy!

Lots of fun was had by all! Thanks to all the volunteers!

Sharon Long

Teen Services Librarian