Create Something New: Preschool Storytime

Broken item, create something new with it! This week’s storytime was about letting your imagination flow and creating or reimagining something new.



DOLL-E 1.0  by Shanda McCloskey

Charlotte has a talent for anything technological, so when she receives a doll as a present, she upgrades it with a few spare parts and some code to create a new and improved friend.


What if …  written by Samantha Berger; illustrated by Mike Curato

This girl is determined to express herself! If she can’t draw her dreams, she’ll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can’t do that, she’ll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she’ll sing, dance, and dream…

Square  by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

When his friend Circle asks him to do her portrait after praising him as a sculptor and genius, Square struggles to carve her likeness from a stone block.



“Appelemando’s dreams” based on the book by by Patricia Polacco

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book Appelemando“s dreams by Patricia Polacco about a little boy who uses his dreams to create colorful images that brighten the world for himself and his friends. He also introduces artists who work with paint, clay, wire, and chalk and demonstrates fun and creative ways to spark the imagination and inspire the artist in all of us.

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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