Summer Vacation Storytimes

It’s a full week of Summer Vacation storytimes!  We have stories about going to beach, taking a trip, vacationing, packing, summer sounds, and keeping cool.

Stories we shared

Maisy Goes on Vacation and Boats were shared during our Infant Storytime here at Central.  Maisy Goes on Vacation was also shared during our Toddler Storytime along with Summer Beat.  When a Dragon Moves InClifford Keeps Cool, and Penguin on Vacation were stories read during our Preschool and Family storytimes.

Boats by Byron Barton
Maisy Goes on Vacation by Lucy Cousins
Summer Beat by Betsy Franco
Clifford Keeps Cool by Norman Bridwell
When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon


The kids had a lot of fun guessing the shapes of summer!


This flannelboard idea is from Mel’s Desk.

Films we watched

“Four Friends Take A Trip” from Baby’s First Word Stories: We Go!

“Summer Picnic” from The Busy World of Richard Scarry: Every Day There’s Something New!


“A Very Cool Sun”

For preschoolers – 2nd grade kids


paper plates
yellow, orange, and black construction paper
glue sticks

How to make them

1.  Pre-cut yellow circles for the sun’s body, orange and yellow triangles for the sun’s spikes, and black sunglasses shapes
2.  Kids can glue together the shapes of the sun by using the example as a guide

Summer Sun craft

Pajama Storytime, Hastings Branch Library 6/17/13
Infant and Toddler Storytimes, Central Library 6/18/13
Preschool Storytime, Central Library 6/22/13

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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