Rainbow Family Storytime

In celebration of Pride Month, the Alachua Branch Library will be hosting a Rainbow Family Storytime.  Bring your family together to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities to support early literacy skills and foster a love for reading with your children.

  • Saturday, June 16th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Storytime will begin at 1:00 pm and ends at 1:30 pm.
  • Crafting activities will begin at 1:30 pm and end at 2:00 pm.

 

Here is a list of featured activities.

 

The following is a list of books we will read at the event.

Title: Worm Loves Worm

Author: J. J. Austrian

Two worms meet and fall in love.  They choose to get married.  Their friends want to know, who will wear the dress and who will wear the tux.  The answer is that it doesn't matter because Worm loves Worm.

Title: Red: a crayon's story

Author: Michael Hall

Red is a crayon who doesn't know what color to be.  On the outside, he wears a red label but on the inside he's blue.  How can Red be the color red when in his heart he's blue?  His teacher tries to help by giving him examples of what red means, like strawberries.  His mom also tries to help by setting up a playdate with Yellow.  If he is Red than together they should make orange.  Alas, everyone's efforts don't work.  It's with the help of new friends then Red see's a whole new perspective.  He's not red he's blue!  What this book hopes to teach us is how to be brave and true to your inner self.

Title: Prince and Knight

Author: Daniel Haack

The king and queen travel with their son to find a princess to wed.  The prince doesn't think any of the women are the right match.  Word reaches him that his kingdom is under attack. The prince races back home to save his people.  Once the prince arrives he finds a knight battling a dragon.  The prince joins in the fight and together they save the kingdom. The prince falls in love with the knight.  They have a royal wedding and live happily ever after.

Songs:

  • Head, shoulders, knees, and toes
  • If you’re happy and you know it, credited to Joe Raposo

Craft:

Our craft activity will be peacock hearts.  Children will be offered parts to assemble their peacocks.  The parts will include an assortment of hearts for the tail pieces and one peacock body.  Children will have the option of coloring their peacocks or they can write on their peacocks what love means to them.

If you would like to read more Rainbow Family books, why not try some on this list?

For more great suggestions visit your local library.