Ready – Set – Read! Library Programs for Preschoolers

sleeptightfarmJoin us this winter for a heartwarming story hours about nature at local libraries throughout Tug Hill. A craft or activity will be provided that is perfect for preschoolers and their parents. THTLT story hour coordinator Kristy Sullivan will be leading these programs. Snacks provided by the Land Trust.

Nature story hours will be held at the Flower Memorial Library, Carthage Free Library, and Lowville Free Library.

Children will learn all about wildlife, land protection, and the many seasons of farming during these story hours. Below are the dates and a short description of the book that will be read. THTLT story hour coordinator Kristy Sullivan will be leading each of these programs. We ask that an adult accompany children.

Nature story hours will all be held at the same time from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon.

What Happens at the Farm in Winter?                                                                                                   Thursday, December 15th – Carthage Free Library                                                                                   

A family comes together to make sure their farm and animals are snug before the snow begins to fly in “Sleep Tight Farm,” by Eugenie Doyle. Seasonal produce and local products are highlighted throughout.

The Secret Kingdom Beneath the Snow

  • Tuesday, January 31st – Lowville Free Library
  • Wednesday, January 25th – Flower Memorial Library        
  • Thursday, January 26th – Carthage Free Library                                 

Step into your XC skis and glide through the winter landscape with a young girl and her father as they look for signs of wildlife in “Over and Under the Snow,” by Kate Messner. You’ll learn about the subnivean zone and how our foxes, hares, and bees hibernate until spring.

How Fox Found His Home Again

  • Wednesday, February 15th – Flower Memorial Library
  • Thursday, February 16th – Carthage Free Library
  • Tuesday, February 28th – Lowville Free Library

farawayfoxThe development of farms, woods, and fields leave a fox separated from his family “Faraway Fox,” by Jolene Thompson. Fox navigates our human world until he discovers an underpass that brings him home to a protected wildlife preserve.

If you are unable to attend these story hours, these books can also make wonderful holiday gifts for your child or grandchild. Another book that we love is “Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature” by Joyce Sidman.

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