Last Wednesday, we had the opportunity to take the afternoon group to the Public Library! It was a beautiful fall day and we began our adventure with, of course, playing on the play structure. When everyone arrived, we had a quick gathering outside the library and made comparisons between our Preucil classroom and the library. We agreed that books, playing, and teachers were the same. But a difference was you can talk louder at school!:)
Inside, we gathered at a table and met our library tour guide, Angela Pilkington, the Children’s Service Coordinator. She gave us a wonderful tour of all parts of the library. We even got to go behind the scenes (like backstage at the Englert Theater) and see how librarians put together Story Time materials and how books come back into the library and get checked in to return to the shelves.
In the Children’s Section, we learned where things are and how to search for and check out our own books! This came in handy later when we looked up books for our idea project. We also got our own personal story time with librarian Casey Maynard. Our books and song and fun stories all had to do with fall and Halloween. Imagine that!
A special thanks to Clara’s mom, and Thanos’ mom, for being extra hands and teachers at our field trip. We couldn’t have done it without you!