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Election Storytime

It’s election day in the good ol’ U.S. of A! Hope everyone has gone out and voted or plan to do so this evening. Election was the theme for last Sunday’s Storytime, which was my own way of raising awareness of this very important day in our country. The kids voted on which picture books we read (via hand count) and later made their very own campaign buttons.

Election Storytime Line-Up:

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsey Lewin

Working on a farm is hard work, so Duck decides he can manage things better if he were in charge. One thing leads to another and duck finds himself running for president.

Vote For Me! by Ben Clanton

The kids enjoyed the silly banter between donkey and elephant in Vote for Me!

My Teacher for President by Kay Winters, illustrated by Denise Brunkus

This was my favorite of the bunch, especially since there is truth behind teachers making the world a better place.

Campaign Button Craft:

It’s been extremely busy at work and on the home-front, so this was a nice, low time commitment craft. Let me just say… I love that my library has a button maker. I highly recommend owning one.

The only prep I did for this craft was create button templates for the kids to decorate and cut each one out. When it was time to make the buttons, the kids colored their circle of paper, I pressed it into a button, and then they taped ribbon to the back. Presto!

The popular trend that day, as well as always in our library, is campaigning for books. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I [haven’t] read.”

 

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