Hi Guys!

Hi everyone!  *waves excitedly*  I’m Miss Kansas (just like the state), the new Youth Services Librarian at TCPL and I am SO excited to be a part of your library!  Here are some fun facts about me: I have two dogs (Mollie Frog and Pepper Anne) and a cat (Tinker the Stinker).  My favorite movie ever is the Wizard of Oz and my favorite book is Pete the Cat!  I LOVE Pete the Cat!


This week has been my very first week here and I’ve already been a part of some really awesome stuff!  This week we had Fired Up About Reading with one of the super fun firemen from The Colony Fire Department and we read all kinds of silly stories and one of my personal favorites Dragons Love Tacos!  We also had Whirled on a String on Wednesday with Valerie Oliver and she showed us all some super cool yo-yo tricks and taught us some of the science behind it! 

Whirled on a string

Next week is our very last week of Summer Reading Club so make sure you come in and join us for all of our final events for this year!  I cannot wait to meet everyone and I just know we are going to have a great time!


We’re back!


Story Time is back for the summer and we just had a super fun Toddler Time at the library today. Our theme was ‘Fun in the Sun’ and we read some classic books and learned some sign language for Sun and Fun.


Signing Time: I love the Sun
(Tune: Hot Cross Buns)

I love the SUN, I love the SUN

When the SUN is out I can have some FUN.


Here are some of our enthusiastic high fivers at the end of the story time.


Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading Club for a chance to win prizes. The Early Literacy Club, where parents read 25 books to preschool children, can be registered for here.

See you later alligators!

-Miss Amanda


This Week in Story Time – Things That Go

This is our last Preschool Story Time of the season. The month of May is devoted to preparing all sorts of fun things for summer reading club! Check out our Summer Reading Club tab for more information on how to sign up and log books this summer.

Here is a sneak peak at the books and songs for our Things That Go story time this Friday at 10:15am.

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Signing Song: This is Way You Drive

This is the way you DRIVE a CAR,


This is the way you DRIVE a CAR,

When you learn to DRIVE.

Action Rhyme: The Airplane

The airplane has great big wings
(arms outstretched)
Its propeller spins around and sings “vvvvvv!” (make one arm go round)
The airplane goes up (lift arms)
The airplane goes down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high
(arms outstretched, turn body around)
Over the town! (fly around)

Credit: Preschool Rainbow


See you there!

~Miss Amanda

This Week in Story Time – Easter!

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Here is a sample of what’s to come tomorrow:

Signing Song: Mary Had a Little Bunny

Mary had a LITTLE BUNNY,



Fleece as WHITE as SNOW.

Action Rhyme: 10 Little Bunnies

(Tune: 10 Little Indians)

One little, two little, three little bunnies,
Four little, five little, six little bunnies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bunnies,
Hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!
Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!
Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!
Hop, hop, hop, hop, STOP!


See you tomorrow!

~Miss Amanda

P.S. Just a reminder that the library will be closed next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.

This Week in Story Time – Monsters

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I just got back into the office this week and man did I miss Story Time! Here is what we did today:

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Signing Song: I’m a Monster

(Tune: Frere Jacque)


I say boo! I say boo!

Children find me SCARY, Children find me SCARY

How about YOU? How about YOU?


Fingerplay:  This Little Monster

This little monster went to the market

This little monster stayed home

This little monster had roast beef

This little monster had none

And this little monster cried “BOO”

Because it was so much fun!


Local Author: Paul Lowrey

BoBo Faces the Monster

He read his book, BoBo Faces the Monster.

What fun! I hope to see you next week.

~Miss Amanda.


This Week in Story Time – Sky

The sky is a beautiful, amazing place. In our story time this week we will read about clouds and all of the wonderful colors you can find in the sky.


Here is a sample of what we will do:

Signing Song: Rainbow Colors

(Tune: Do you know the muffin man?)
Do you know the
Do you know the
Do you know their NAMES?
Do you know the COLOR RED?
Do you know the COLOR RED?
Do you know its NAME?
Now you know their NAMES.

Credit: The Frisco Public Library

Action Rhyme: Rain is Falling Down

The rain is falling down (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH! (clap once loudly)
Pitter patter pitter patter (tap legs softly)
The rain is falling down (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH! (clap once loudly)
Pitter patter pitter patter (tap legs softly)

Credit: Storytime Katie

This Week in Story Time – Pets

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Pets are wonderful! But they are quite a handful. Check out some of what we will be doing in story time on Friday:

Puppy’s Doghouse

This is puppy’s doghouse (make roof with hands)
This is puppy’s bed, (rest on hands)
This is puppy’s pan of milk, where he can be fed. (make palms into bowl shape)
This is puppy’s collar, (place hands at neck)
His name is on it, too. (nod head)
Take a stick and throw it (pretend to throw stick)
And he’ll bring it back to you! (clap hands)

from fplparentplace.com

Signing Song: Doggy in the Window

How much is that DOGGY in the window?

The one with the waggely TAIL?

How much is that DOGGY in the window?

I do hope that DOGGY’s for sale.

(Repeat with KITTY)


See you there!

~Miss Amanda