I think today was my favorite storytime I've had with SRVS! The theme was "imaginary friends" - we've all had them, and some of us still do! We talked about that for a few minutes, and then I read Imaginary Fred
by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. The class remembered Oliver Jeffers from other programs, like when we read The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home
. They also remembered that we read The Incredible Book Eating Boy
at the first storytime
! I love Imaginary Fred
so much, I made a rave review video about it for A Book A Minute
Next I showed them the Beekle cover, and then took off the dust jacket
. The room seriously gasped! This is the most beautiful book I've ever seen. The gorgeous cover made the class eager to read the book.
I lucked out one day at Bargain Hunt and found this cool "Padzooks!" book for two bucks; it has 36 little paper bobbleheads that you can fold up and accessorize. I thought it would be perfect for this program because we could make our own "unimaginary" friends like Beekle and Fred. Everyone loved picking what character they wanted to fold and accessorize; some people even made more than one!
I've also written about previous library programs for adults with disabilities.
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