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Story Time Online: Christmas Stories


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Tuesday & Wednesday  | December 21 & 22, 2021
Today's Toddler Time: For this Berry Merry Story Time, we will read Bear Stays Up For Christmas and make a bear ornament. 

book coverToday's Book: Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman.
Book Synopsis: Bear's friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, fill stockings, and sing carols; then, while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.

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Monday  | December 20, 2021
Today's Toddler Time: For this Berry Merry Toddler Time, we will read a book about a bear who waited up for Santa. 

book coverToday's Book: I've Seen Santa! by David Bedford ; illustrated by Tim Warnes.
Book Synopsis: It's Christmas Eve and Little Bear can't wait for Santa to come! Big Bear slides down the chimney to reassure Little Bear that Santa will be able fit while Mommy Bear sets out milk and a snack for Santa. But Little Bear doesn't want to go to bed, he wants to see Santa! After catching Big Bear drinking Santa's milk and eating one of Santa's snacks, Little Bear really can't get to sleep and both he and Big Bear decide to hide downstairs to wait for Santa. Now, it's Mommy Bear who gets caught putting a present in each of their stockings, so all three bears decide to wait up for Santa. Will Little Bear ever see Santa?

View all books by David Bedford available at the Library
View all juvenile books about animals and Christmas available at the Library

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Tuesday & Wednesday  | December 14 & 15, 2021
Today's Toddler Time: For this Berry Merry Story Time, we will read Where Teddy Bears Come From and make a cardboard tube bear craft. 

book coverToday's Book: Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess; illustrated by Russell Ayto.
Book Synopsis: Little wolf can't sleep and desperately needs a teddy bear to help. So the next morning, the little wolf sets off to find one. But exactly where do teddy bears come from? The little wolf asks the Wise Owl and the Three Little Pigs, but nobody knows. Finally, the little wolf stumbles upon a kindly man with a bright red suit and a long white beard, and when the little wolf wakes up the next morning there, is a surprise at the foot of his bed...and the answer to his lingering question.

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View all juvenile books about animals and Christmas available at the Library

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Monday  & Friday | December 13 & 17, 2021
Today's Toddler Time: For this Berry Merry Toddler Time, we will read a book about how animals celebrate holidays. 

book coverToday's Book: A Very Merry Christmas by Maudie Powell-Tuck; illustrated by Gill Guile.
Book Synopsis: Mr. and Mrs. Mouse are having a party! But their guests arrive with the strangest things. "A dinosaur cake? At Christmas?" wails Mr Mouse. "This isn't right at all!" This is a warm and funny book about the many different ways we celebrate Christmas.

View all books by Ann Whitford Paul available at the Library
View all juvenile books about animals and Christmas available at the Library

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Tuesday & Wednesday  | December 7 & 8, 2021
Today's Toddler Time: For this Berry Merry Story Time, we will read The Three Bears' Christmas and make a moveable bear cub craft.

book coverToday's Book: The Three Bears's Christmas by Kathy Duval ; illustrated by Paul Meisel.
Book Synopsis: After taking a walk on Christmas Eve while their freshly baked gingerbread cools, Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear arrive home to encounter another "trespasser," who does not have golden hair but wears a red suit and leaves presents. Someone has eaten the three bears' gingerbread cookies. Someone has sat in their chairs and slept in their beds, too. Youngsters can pick out the hidden clues left throughout the house to find out who left presents under the tree.

View all books by Kathy Duval available at the Library

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Monday & Friday  | December 6 & 10, 2021
Today's Toddler Time: For this Berry Merry Toddler Time, we will read a book about how animals celebrate holidays. 

book coverToday's Book: If Animals Celebrated Christmas by Ann Whitford Paul ; pictures by David Walker.
Book Synopsis: What if animals did what YOU do? If animals celebrated Christmas...how would they do it? This charming story describes how animals might celebrate the holidays. Tortoise would hiss a holiday wish, Crane would croon joyful carols, and Mama and Papa Buffalo would kiss beneath the mistletoe. Across the animal kingdom, every creature would deck the halls for this magical season.

View all books by Ann Whitford Paul available at the Library

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View all juvenile books about animal behavior available at the Library

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Wednesday | December 1, 2021
Today's Story Time: We will read a Christmas dinosaur story and make a dinosaur holiday card.

book coverToday's Book: How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague.
Book Synopsis: From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of families everywhere. But when the stockings are hung on the chimney, and the cookies are left out for Santa, how can little dinosaurs go to sleep? It's so exciting How can they possibly calm down and behave? Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs secretly lick candy canes, take sneaky peeks at gifts, and disrupt the traditional family feast. With holiday surprises around every corner, the award-winning team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague create an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again, year after year. 

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Thursday | December 24, 2020
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY ONLINE: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wednesday | December 23, 2020
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY ONLINE: We will read Olive, the Other Reindeer and sing Christmas songs.

Tuesday | December 22, 2020
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY TIME ONLINE: Today we will read Santa's New Beard by Caroline Crowe.

Monday | December 21, 2020
SPECIAL HOLIDAY TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Today we will read Santa's New Idea.

Friday | December 18, 2020
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY ONLINE: Today we will read Let it Snow by Hollie Hobbie.

Thursday | December 17, 2020
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY ONLINE: Today we have another special surprise holiday story! Today we will read The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.

Wednesday | December 16, 2020
CHRISTMAS PARTY BOX STORY ONLINE: Merry Christmas everyone! Today we will read The Littlest Reindeer and make a craft.

Tuesday | December 15, 2020
STORY TIME ONLINE: Today we will read Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson.

Monday | December 14, 2020
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Today we will read Seeking a Santa and sing some Christmas songs!

Friday | December 11, 2020
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY ONLINE: Throughout the next couple of weeks, we'll be doing some special surprise holiday stories! Today we will read the very hilarious If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don't! by Elise Parsley.

A special video gift from the OCPL Staff
SPECIAL HOLIDAY STORY ONLINE: A holiday treat! The OCPL staff reads Dr. Seuss's classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


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