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The State Library has a series of thematic storytime kits for use by Indiana libraries. Each kit contains books, manipulatives, music CDs and an activity guide – just about everything you need to present a preschool storytime (or two) at your library.
Activity guides suggest how to use kit materials – songs, fingerplays, felt board sets, puppets, craft ideas, and more – to incorporate each of the six early literacy skills from the Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library program into your storytime. Storytime kit themes include Pets, Music, Community Helpers, Rhythm and Rhyme, Alphabet, Colors, Numbers, Nursery Rhymes, Water, and Be Creative (the Summer Reading 2009 theme). Click here, for a complete listing of kit contents.
Kits can be checked out for three (3) weeks and will be sent via INfoExpress at no cost to your library. For more information about the kits or to reserve one, please contact the PDO office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Indiana Book Clubs
INBookClub is a discussion list for librarians and library staff who manage or support book clubs. The list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues that relate to Book Clubs.