This page will feature a rotation of stories and other virtual programming options.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the programs that have kits to register for and pick up at the Circulation Desk.

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Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds 

Other books & activities that go well with this:

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

The Book of Mistakes 

Watercolor projects-- click here for one idea!

Growth Mindset Bin (email for more information on Bin checkout)

Art Bin for preschool/kindergarten

Art Bin for elementary school (1-4) 

"Cowboys vs.Pirates" by Aaron Reynolds

Narrated by Cowboy Billy


What happens when pirates meet cowboys and neither can understand the other's language?  

Can you guess what word they all understand?

Fiona Flamingo by 

Video created for preschool and accompanies the Colors & Emotions Bin

Other books & activities that go well with this:

Zen Pig by Mark Brown

I'm Not Just a Scribble by Diane Alber

Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis



The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

A tribute story for 9/11


History-- look for more stories about Philippe Petit, an artist and acrobat famous for this "creative crime" in 1974

"The Uninvited Guest" from Outdoor Secrets by Margaret P. Boyle

This story accompanies the Insects & Bugs Bin (005)

Other ideas to accompany this story:

Lessons on Worms and Art and more!

Make your own wiggly, wet worm

Wiggly Worm Puppets!

"Miss Twiggley's Tree" by Dorothea Warren Fox, a story about different ways to live and how we all help each other.

Created to accompany BIN 004, Habitats, Ecosystems, and Where Do They Live?

Other resources to accompany this story:

Homeschool Unit Study for all of the elements of this story


A short preview of the new and exciting Van Allen Elementary School Library!

"'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving" by Dav Pilkey

A funny, cute and quirky story about what happens when a class of kids visits a turkey farm on the night before Thanksgiving.

"Cutie Sue Fights the Germs" by Kate Melton; illustrated by Ira Baykovska

Learn with Cutie Sue and her brother about how germs make us sick and how we can take care of ourselves and others.

"Thanksgiving Rules" by Laurie Friedman

Percy Isaac Gifford's guide to the best Thanksgiving ever!  A great book of ideas for kids to enjoy Thanksgiving-- from cleaning and cooking to eating and appreciating.

Other activities that go well with this book:

A Child's Gratitude Journal

Cornucopia Snacks

Cornucopia Crafts

"Legends & Leagues or, How to get from Here to There" by Ned Bustard

Poor Mr. Tardy is perpetually lost.  But one day he providentially stumbles into the office of Mr. Meridian Longitude and Mr. Azimuth Latitde.  These two cheery fellows teach Tardy about maps, the points of a compass, geographic formations and more.  Students will laugh as Mr. Tardy learns all he needs to know to get from Here to There.

"The Brightest Star" by Danielle Schothorst

What happens when you give someone a compliment?  Read and find out the power of your words!

Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss

Read by Mr. Philips

StoryTime-- March 12, 2021

The Snatchabook and

The Book Tree