Storytime Resources

Storytime Resources

Storytime resources are for use in preparation for or in library storytimes. 

If you have any questions about an item, please contact the Youth Services Department: (607) 273-4074 x227

Baby Book Groups|Boxes| Die Cuts | Digital Storytimes |Early Literacy|Games| Puppets | Planning Resources | Templates| Vendors|

For policies on using our storytime equipment, please visit our System Policies Page for more information. 

Digital Storytimes Resources

iPad Storytime Lab

 

The Digital Storytimes Storytime Box is intended for library staff to conduct a storytime using iPads. Originally part of the 2013-2016 Family Literacy Grant, the lab has received a face lift and is ready for circulation. Search under call number “Storytime Box” in Polaris to request this resource. Contact Amanda at aschiavulli@flls.org with any questions.

 

Apps installed on the iPads:

Early Digital Literacy @ FLLS 2015 Presentation PDF Icon Small

Tablet Tales resources have been made available through the 2013-2016 Family Literacy Grant

Baby Book Group Kits

These kits contain a variety of board books for caregivers to use with their babies simultaneously in a group setting.

Storytime Boxes

Storytime boxes contain a variety of different materials to use in storytimes that include but are not limited to musical instruments, masks, flannels and plans. Holds may be placed through Polaris. Please send suggestions for purchase to aschiavulli@flls.org.

Die Cuts

Die Cuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Finger Lakes Library System has a variety of die cuts and machines for member libraries to borrow to prepare for storytimes and other events. Holds may be placed through Polaris. Please send suggestions for purchase to aschiavulli@flls.org.

Dies and Die Cut Machines Policy

  • Every die and machine has a barcode. DO NOT REMOVE THIS BARCODE.
  • Dies circulate for 2 weeks with NO RENEWALS. Renewals must be approved by the Youth Services department.
  • The Machines are EXPENSIVE and should be packed up the way they were shipped to you: In a box with bubble wrap or in the toolbox. Your library is responsible for any damaged machines or dies.
  • When you receive the equipment in the delivery, please be sure you check it out to the appropriate card.
  • Please be conscience of other members borrowing dies and machines. When you are finished with the machine or die, please check it in.

Available Dies

Click here for updated die cut PDF PDF Icon Small

Available Machines 

Prestige Pro Machine Polaris Search: Ellison Die Cut Machine (Extra Large)
Prestige Pro Machine
Polaris Search: Ellison Die Cut Machine (Extra Large)

Accucut Machine Polaris Search: Ellison Die Cut Machine (Larger)
Accucut Machine
Polaris Search: Ellison Die Cut Machine (Larger)

 

Interested in purchasing your own machine: 

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Games

FLLS has a variety of board games to help with programs or other events. Holds can be placed through Polaris. Please send suggestions for games to aschiavulli@flls.org.

 

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Puppets

The Finger Lakes Library System has a variety of puppets for member libraries to borrow to in storytimes. Holds may be placed through Polaris. Please send suggestions for purchase to aschiavulli@flls.org.

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Puppet Policy 

  • Every puppet has a tag with a safety pin. These pins may be removed for use in storytimes, but must be placed back on the puppet when it is returned. Your library will be charged $1.00 for any puppet returned without its barcode.
  • Puppets circulate for 3 weeks with NO RENEWALS. Renewals must be approved by the Youth Services department.
  • Patrons are not allowed to check out puppets for sanitary reasons.
  • Puppets are to be returned to FLLS in the bag they were sent out in. This ensures they will remain clean while in transport.
  • Your library is responsible for any damaged or lost puppets.

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Planning Resources

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 Templates

  • Baby StorytimesWord Document
  • Toddler Storytimes
  • PreSchool Storytimes
  • Family Storytimes

 

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