New Tricks I Can Do

Thirty-seven years after creating the breakthrough reader “Put Me in the Zoo,” Robert Lopshire has brought Spot back. This time, Spot must perform new and exciting tricks in order to convince the circus folks to keep him on. He changes colors, he breaks out in plaid...

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A Very Selfish Crocodile

Every day, he shouted to the animals of the forest, “Stay away from my river! It’s MY river! If you come in my river, I’ll eat you all!” So there were no fish, no tadpoles, no frogs, no crabs, no crayfish in the river. All were afraid of the selfish crocodile.

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Honey Rabbit

Honey Rabbit asks a mouse, a turtle, and other animals in the meadow to explain the meaning of spring. Today on Story Time with Darlene, listen to the story “Honey Rabbit” written by Margo Hopkins and illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres. Follow along here.

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May 2024 – Children

Senior Book Break Subject: Children Suggestions for our next Book Break meeting is at the end. Wild Poppies by Haya Saleh Two brothers fight to reunite amidst the turmoil of the Syrian War. This is a story of kids in a war zone. The book details the difficulties of...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A very hungry caterpillar eats a everything it can find, makes a cocoon, and emerges as a butterfly in this beloved story that has sold more than 50 million copies. Today on Story Time with Darlene, listen to the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” written and...

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk. Today on Story Time with Darlene, listen to the story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Numeroff and...

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My Grandma is Coming to Town

When a familiar phone voice is suddenly there in person, little Albert develops a major case of shyness, but it's nothing that sharing some favorite rhymes can't cure. Today on Story Time with Darlene, listen to the story “My Grandma is Coming to Town” written by Anna...

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April, 2024 — Plants

Subject: Plants Note: GBCL after title means it is available in our library. Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl This is a short story, The Sound Machine, about a man named Klausner, who gets to wondering about why humans are not able to hear dog whistles. What if...

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Tacky the Penguin

Tacky’s the odd bird out among all his friends. Will this nonconformist teach old penguins some new tricks and help save the day? Today on Story Time with Darlene, listen to the story “Tacky the Penguin” written by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger....

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March 2024 – Plants

Subject: Plants Note: GBCL after title means it is available in our library. Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl This is a short story, The Sound Machine, about a man named Klausner, who gets to wondering about why humans are not able to hear dog whistles. What if...

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