Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are sought  for Winter and Spring podcast recordings.

Are you interested in being a reader?

Volunteering is easy and fun. You can sign up for as little as a half-hour of time. Many great stories are just waiting to be read . . . won't you read one?

If you are interested please pick up an application/information form at the circ desk or e-mail Michelle at mgurung@selco.info.

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Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 2:30pm CST

My Bed is a Boat from A Child's Garden of Verses

"My Bed is a Boat" from A Child's Garden of Verses read by Sharon Johnson.

My bed is like a little boat;
Nurse helps me in when I embark;
She girds me in my sailor's coat
And starts me in the dark.
At night I go on board and say
Good-night to all my friends on shore;
I shut my eyes and sail away
And see and hear no more.
And sometimes things to bed I take,
As prudent sailors have to do;
Perhaps a slice of wedding-cake,
Perhaps a toy or two.
All night across the dark we steer;
But when the day returns at last,
Safe in my room beside the pier,
I find my vessel fast.
Direct download: CGV_-_My_Bed_is_a_Boat.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 11:01am CST

Bed in Summer from A Child's Garden of Verses Bed in Summer is from Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses". Read by Sharon Johnson. Told from the perspective of a child who does not think it is time to go to bed while the sun still shines bright.

Bed in Summer

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
To have to go to bed by day?




Direct download: Bed_in_Summer_Poem.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 5:50pm CST

The Three Little Pigs

Enjoy the classic fairy tale of The Three Little Pigs - but with a happily-ever-after ending. Read by Alan Anderson. Do you think the big bad wolf will catch the three little pigs? Not by the hair of their chinny-chin-chin!

Recording time: 5 min., 21 sec.

Direct download: The_Three_Little_Pigs.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 9:00am CST

Rikki Tikki Tavi

Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling tells the story about the young mongoose, Rikki Tikki Tavi. He is adopted by a family in India and befriended by a young boy. Rikki Tikki Tavi rescues the family from the cobras, Nag and Nagiana. A heroic tale told from the perspective of the animals in a typical Indian garden. A great story for older kids.This story is read by Rick Mammel.

Recording time: 35 min.

Direct download: Rikki_Tikki_Tavi_3.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 11:48am CST

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod by Eugene Fields is a favorite bedtime poem about three children who set off to sail the skies in a wooden shoe. Enjoy listening to this poem as read by Cindy Fjermestad.

Recording time: 1 min., 53 sec.

Direct download: WynkenBlynkenNod.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 10:21am CST

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear is read by Nancy Hockenberry. This great poem is about a cat who falls in love with an owl. How silly and fun is that?! Kids will be sure to laugh and adults will enjoy remembering this great classic.

Recording time: 0 hrs., 2 mins.

Direct download: Owl_and_the_Pussycat.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 2:29pm CST

Little Red Riding Hood

Enjoy listening to the classic fairy tale as read by Terry Olson and her granddaughter, Tristyn. Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her sick grandmother and bring her treats. But who does she meet along the way? . . .The big, bad wolf! (But watch out! This fairy tale ends in the classic manner and does not have a happily-ever-after.)

Recording time: 4 min., 19 sec.

Direct download: Little_Red_Riding_Hood.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 7:30am CST

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen is an old English folktale retold by Florence Williams. Little Red Hen finds some wheat. Who will help her plant it? No one! Not the cat, or the pig, or the rat! A lot of hard work until it is ready to harvest. But will anyone anywhere help? No! Who do you think will get to eat the bread that is made from the wheat? This is a fun story about helping.

This classic English folk tale is read by Carolyn Smith.

Recording time: 10 min., 13 sec.

Direct download: Little_Red_Hen.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 11:30am CST

So Much to Do at Your Library!

School is almost here...hurry in for summer fun! Great books, movies and music for kids! Listen to a fun song by Grammy-winning singer and storyteller Bill Harley singing "@ your library"!

Recording time: 3 min., 19 sec.

At Your Library by Bill Harley2005 Round River Records, used with permission www.billharley.com

Direct download: PSA_-_Harley_Song_Full.mp3
Category:Childrens Programming -- posted at: 9:22am CST