Storytime: Pumpkins (October 2014) Topics: Pumpkins, counting, music, art Place: Fayetteville Free Library Books: Babies/Toddlers: Duck and Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills – This simple board book was perfect for the babies and toddlers. I… Continue reading


Storytime: Library (September 2014) Topics: Library! I did this theme to welcome kids back to the regular library storytime schedule. Place: Fayetteville Free Library Books:   Toddlers: Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea – This… Continue reading

Interactive Animals

Storytime: Interactive Animals (September 2014) Topics: Animals. I’ve done storytimes on ocean animals, farm animals, zoo animals, pets, and more, so I wanted to change things up a bit. By focusing on interactivity, I got… Continue reading


Little Makers: Building (September 2014) Topics: Engineering, Architecture Place: Fayetteville Free Library Dates:  Saturday, 9/6 from 10:30-11:30am; Tuesday, 9/9 from 5:30-6:30pm Educational Content: We learned: That an architect is someone who plans, designs, and oversees the construction… Continue reading

Why Offer a Music & Movement Program?

When I began planning for Summer Reading 2014, I was determined to offer more programs for babies and toddlers. This age group can be tricky to plan for, because  even those children who… Continue reading

Science Storytime: Reactions & Explosions

Science Storytime: Reactions & Explosions (Summer 2014) Topics: Science, chemistry Place: Fayetteville Free Library Date: Wednesday, 7/9 from 9:30-10:30am Books: The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra 11 Experiments that… Continue reading


Tinker Tots: Catapults! (Summer 2014) Topics: Engineering. physics Place: Fayetteville Free Library Date: Tuesday, 7/8 from 11-11:30am Educational Content: We learned: A lever is a simple machine that uses a beam attached to a pivoting hinge, or… Continue reading

Let’s Explore…Colors!

Let’s Explore…Colors! (Summer 2014) Place: Fayetteville Free Library Dates: Monday, 7/7 from 10 to 10:30 “Let’s Explore…” is a new series I am offering this summer for babies. Our first session was “Let’s Explore…Colors!”… Continue reading

Summer Reading 2014 Overview

Summer Reading is now in full swing. This will be my first summer in my new position as Director of Play to Learn Services, and it’s going to be awesome. This year New… Continue reading

Wooden Cars

Little Makers: Wooden Cars (March 2014) Topics: Engineering, Physics, Woodworking Place: Fayetteville Free Library Dates: Tuesday, 3/11 from 5:30-6:30pm; Saturday, 3/15 from 10:30-11:30am Educational Content: We learned: The parts of a car including the body, engine,… Continue reading

New Storytimes

In November 2013 I began my transition from Promotions Assistant to Children’s Librarian at the Fayetteville Free Library. I was so excited, but also a little nervous. My predecessor was beloved by the… Continue reading

K’nex Critters

Little Makers: K’nex Critters (February 2014) Topics: Biology Place: Fayetteville Free Library Dates: Saturday, 2/8 from 10:30-11:3am; Tuesday, 2/11 from 5:30-6:30pm Educational Content: We learned: Insects have external skeletons, six legs, and three body sections. Some… Continue reading