Blogger Mary R. Voors, Children's Literature (all forms), Storytime

Happy National Library Week!

Today marks the beginning of National Library Week 2011. First celebrated in 1958 to promote library use and support as well as to celebrate libraries and librarians, this year’s theme is  “Create your own story @ your library®.”  Libraries all over the countries have planned a wide variety of activities for this week, but one staple — at least for the public library — is preschool storytime. I always enjoy pulling together materials for storytime. Since I enjoy presenting thematically-based storytimes, this allows me an opportunity to peruse both classic as well as new materials on a particular topic.   I generally encourage a great deal of freedom in storytime, and support the kids in helping to decide the books we will enjoy together; this means there must be a variety of books available. Some of the titles I’m considering for this week’s storytime celebration of libraries, books, and reading include: Books…