STPLibrary Children's Services

About the St. Tammany Parish Library   

The St. Tammany Parish Library Children's Department offers programs for ages 0-11 years old. Visit our library at www.sttammanylibrary.org.

PROGRAMMING AT THE LIBRARY STARTS IN SEPTEMBER!
Visit our website for the Storytime Schedule for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at all of our branch libraries.
Play Date- Come by the library with your young child to play with him/her in an early literacy environment.
Madisonville, Tuesday, September 2, 11:30
Covington, Wednesday September 3, 10:30
Mandeville, Wednesday September 3, after storytime
Causeway, Monday, September 8, 10:00
Covington, Wednesday September 10, 10:30
Mandeville, Wednesday September 10, after storytime

Check the Calendar of Events for afterschool programs and other fun things to do at the Library!

PROGRAMMING AT THE LIBRARY STARTS IN SEPTEMBER!

Visit our website for the Storytime Schedule for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at all of our branch libraries.

Play Date- Come by the library with your young child to play with him/her in an early literacy environment.

Madisonville, Tuesday, September 2, 11:30

Covington, Wednesday September 3, 10:30

Mandeville, Wednesday September 3, after storytime

Causeway, Monday, September 8, 10:00

Covington, Wednesday September 10, 10:30

Mandeville, Wednesday September 10, after storytime

Check the Calendar of Events for afterschool programs and other fun things to do at the Library!

— 1 month ago
#St. Tammany Parish Library  #storytime  #early literacy  #library programs for children 

SLIDELL BRANCH LIBRARY IS RENOVATED AND REOPENED AND YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP US CELEBRATE!
While you are here, take a look at the improvements to the branch and enjoy other activities and cake!
9:00-4:00- StoryWalk®
Enjoy a story, some fun physical activities and the Slidell Library’s beautiful lawn under the pine trees  and in the herb garden with a StoryWalk®. Drop by any time between 9 and 4 to follow the path as a favorite children’s book unfolds. Don’t forget to come inside the library for more activities and cake! The StoryWalk ® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
10:00-10:45- Calliope Puppet Show
A various puppetry techniques to bring to life four Aesop’s Fables. Shadow puppets illuminate “The Tortoise and the Hare”, lively hand puppets present “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, miming and finger puppets are included in “The Lion and the Mouse”, and rod marionettes enact “the City Mouse and the Country Mouse”. Learn from classic fables, and experience a little of the world-wide diversity of puppetry!
10:00-2:30- Crafts for All Ages
The craft program is a make and take- come by anytime between 10 and 2:30. Ages 2 and up.

SLIDELL BRANCH LIBRARY IS RENOVATED AND REOPENED AND YOU ARE INVITED TO HELP US CELEBRATE!

While you are here, take a look at the improvements to the branch and enjoy other activities and cake!

9:00-4:00- StoryWalk®

Enjoy a story, some fun physical activities and the Slidell Library’s beautiful lawn under the pine trees  and in the herb garden with a StoryWalk®. Drop by any time between 9 and 4 to follow the path as a favorite children’s book unfolds. Don’t forget to come inside the library for more activities and cake! The StoryWalk ® project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

10:00-10:45- Calliope Puppet Show

A various puppetry techniques to bring to life four Aesops Fables. Shadow puppets illuminate The Tortoise and the Hare”, lively hand puppets present The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, miming and finger puppets are included in The Lion and the Mouse”, and rod marionettes enact the City Mouse and the Country Mouse”. Learn from classic fables, and experience a little of the world-wide diversity of puppetry!

10:00-2:30- Crafts for All Ages

The craft program is a make and take- come by anytime between 10 and 2:30. Ages 2 and up.

— 1 month ago
#St. Tammany Parish Library  #Slidell Library  #Calliope Puppets  #puppet show  #library storywalk 
A DIFFERENT KIND OF PET ROVER - Bedtime Math →

Each week we will post a Math Challenge from the Bedtime Math website. These are fun, thought provoking math problems. There is a short story to read together as a family- find out some cool facts. Then there is a math problem for very small children (involves counting and concepts), a math problem for younger children (simple addition and subtraction) and for older children (more operations.) Sometimes there’s a bonus! What do the kids get out of it? It’s for fun! Plus, it’s good practice so they don’t lose those skills they worked so hard on all school year. You can subscribe to receive a daily Bedtime Math challenge at the website. This is our last challenge for the Fizz Boom Read! Summer Reading Program.

last week’s Math Challenge was "A Different Kind of Pet Rover".

— 4 months ago
#summer reading program  #fizz boom read  #bedtime math  #math challenge  #public library  #st tammany parish library 
Ages 7-11        “PATCH CLUB” 
Children  have the option to earn patches by reading at least 5 books  in each of the following genres:
ZOOLOGY (Animals), ART & MUSIC, SCIENCE STAR READER (fact, sci-fiction and math)-
including chapter books, picture books for older children, and non-fiction. Read 15 books to get all 3 patches. Or earn only 1, 2, or 3 patches. No double dipping.
 Here are some lists to get you started:
Animals- Animals in general 
              Cats
              Dogs
              Horses
              Pets
Art
Music
Science, Science Fiction and Math

Ages 7-11        “PATCH CLUB”

Children  have the option to earn patches by reading at least 5 books  in each of the following genres:

ZOOLOGY (Animals), ART & MUSIC, SCIENCE STAR READER (fact, sci-fiction and math)-

including chapter books, picture books for older children, and non-fiction. Read 15 books to get all 3 patches. Or earn only 1, 2, or 3 patches. No double dipping.

 Here are some lists to get you started:

Animals- Animals in general

              Cats

              Dogs

              Horses

              Pets

Art

Music

Science, Science Fiction and Math

— 4 months ago
#summer reading program  #booklists  #st tammany parish library  #fizz boom read 
How to Participate in the Summer Reading Program

Between May 23 and July 12, pick up your reading log at any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library. Use your reading log to keep track of how much time you spend reading.

Children from Birth to 7 Years Old

If you’re not reading on your own yet, ask someone to read aloud to you for at least 12 hours during the summer, within the program timeline.
If you can read on your own, read for at least 12 hours during the summer, within the program timeline. You do not have to read all 12 hours in one day. Read at least 15 minutes a day. Spread out the fun!
You may combine reading on your own and having someone read aloud to you. Once you’ve reached your reading goal (on or after June 23) return to the library to collect your certificate of achievement and prize.

Children from 7 to 11 Years Old

Read for at least 12 hours during the summer, within the program timeline. You can read anything you want to read. You do not have to read all 12 hours in one day. Read at least 15 minutes a day. Spread out the fun! Once you’ve reached your reading goal (on or after June 23) return to the library to collect your certificate of achievement and prize.

In addition to the above, if you want, you can earn one, two, three or all of the following patches: Art & Music, Animals, Science

Go to the Summer Reading Patch Club to sign up online. Keep track of your books online. Earn a patch by reading at least 5 books in the patch’s genre category.

— 4 months ago

Fizz Boom READ! St. Tammany Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program infomercial.

— 4 months ago
#summer reading; fizz boom read; st tammany parish library 
Registration for the reading incentive program begins on May 23 but the Activities begin on June 2. Here is the list of programs for June. You can go to the full calendar here. From the calendar you can narrow your search by branch, type of program (enter storytime, Special Guest for performers, or Mad Science for programs for ages 8-11), or age group. Please note that Middle School Mad Science programs for ages 8-11 require advanced registration as participation is limited due to the hands on nature of the programs. Registration for these programs are open 7 days prior to the event. The printed Bulletin of Activities will be available at the branch libraries on May 23. You can print a PDF version of it here.

Registration for the reading incentive program begins on May 23 but the Activities begin on June 2. Here is the list of programs for June. You can go to the full calendar here. From the calendar you can narrow your search by branch, type of program (enter storytime, Special Guest for performers, or Mad Science for programs for ages 8-11), or age group. Please note that Middle School Mad Science programs for ages 8-11 require advanced registration as participation is limited due to the hands on nature of the programs. Registration for these programs are open 7 days prior to the event. The printed Bulletin of Activities will be available at the branch libraries on May 23. You can print a PDF version of it here.

— 5 months ago

Our Caldecott celebration was a huge success! Take a look at all of the beautiful art work that children from all over our parish contributed. You can also see some shots from our super fun gala event. Thank you to everyone who participated in our three month long celebration. Keep reading!

— 7 months ago
#Caldecott  #Children's art  #children's books  #St. Tammany Parish Library 
STP LIBRARY MOCK CALDECOTT WINNER
The Children of St. Tammany Parish have spoken and their choice for the 2014 Caldecott is The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Interestingly, Locomotive by Brian Floca, the Caldecott Medal winning book was our election’s second place! And, the next two runners up were named Caldecott Honor Books: Journey by Aaron Becker and Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle. Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner was also an Honor Book but even though he is one of our favorites, and this is a great book, this book didn’t make it to our nominee list. All of these books are available for check out at your St. Tammany Parish Library.

STP LIBRARY MOCK CALDECOTT WINNER

The Children of St. Tammany Parish have spoken and their choice for the 2014 Caldecott is The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Interestingly, Locomotive by Brian Floca, the Caldecott Medal winning book was our election’s second place! And, the next two runners up were named Caldecott Honor Books: Journey by Aaron Becker and Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle. Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner was also an Honor Book but even though he is one of our favorites, and this is a great book, this book didn’t make it to our nominee list. All of these books are available for check out at your St. Tammany Parish Library.

— 7 months ago with 2 notes