Category: Events & Celebrations

Fresh spring reads are blooming all around

Yes the spring has sprung, Easter is on the way and bright spring picture books are ready to be shared. Author Kevin Henkes, has a big surprise in his new title Egg. This charming little guessing tale will surely bring a bright smile to young faces as they count each egg and wait for each […]

Happy Hanukkah!

For the next eight nights, Hanukkah will be in full swing. It is also the first day of winter. How fitting that on the shortest day of the year that we celebrate – light, life and miracles – in the midst of the cold, darkness of winter. Read the story of  Hanukkah also contained in […]

Christmastime is Here….Again!

Yes the magical season is upon us and we have been anxiously awaiting its arrival for months now (probably since Halloween). And I was informed twice that I MISSED my favorite Christmas movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas. I also love the old favorite’s, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – I usually watch this […]

Ready to Rock, Rhyme, Read and Write…..

Am I psyched? You bet I am! I had been looking forward to meeting Dr. Jean Feldman since September. I returned to work after a six week medical leave and I was eager to return to work anyway. When I saw the notice about the upcoming training seminar Rock, Rhyme, Read and Write at LCCC […]

It’s Gonna be a Rockin’ Saturday….

You ask why? Well because I am meeting Dr. Jean Feldman. Well, I will be attending her all day workshop Rock, Rhyme, Read and Write at our local LCCC. It has been a long road since I first started teaching  – young children –  I remember so much from years ago and I am in […]

Friday Facts: It Happens in the Month of October

The mysterious month of October is dark and cold. The leaves are changing and falling. Owls, bats, goblins and ghosts are all symbols in this creepy month. Ellen Jackson tells us why in It Happens in the Month of October. The October birthstone is the opal; it was cherished long ago for its multicolored brilliance. […]

Literacy events and community programs

Childhood memories in a box… You may be wondering what is this? A box of books? Why? Well yes it is just boxes of books – many, many boxes of books. This past weekend our local library in collaboration with our local middle school, The Nutrition Group and other area organizations held the Annual Friends […]

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day again. And there is nothing more special than reading a storybook with mom. There are so many books about moms, children and babies – from animal babies and animal moms to human babies and human moms. Children always relate to “mothers” in picture books because that is one of the first things […]

If you’re headed to the ballpark…

Cover of Quacky Baseball by Peter Abrahams Yes, baseball season has begun, here in the Lehigh Valley and in every corner of the U.S. It is a great All-American past time. Children as young as two can recognize “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as a baseball song. Now since the season has hit […]

Welcome to “The Story Carpet”

 Welcome to the Story Carpet at Miss Shari’s Storytime! We have moved “The Story Carpet “. I didn’t want anyone to miss storytime. You can now visit us here at I ask all of you faithful readers to bear with me as I work out the kinks and get everything set up. I hope […]

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