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Storytime in a Bag: An Early Literacy Kit

Ideal for preschools, daycare centers, and homeschool groups, Storytime in a Bag is a book club for little ones.  Each Storytime in a Bag kit includes 15 board book copies of a beloved children’s picture book, along with a copy for facilitators to read aloud, so each child has their own copy to hold and explore!  Each kit comes with early literacy tips to get your group talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing -- the building blocks of early literacy that help get children ready to read!  Kits can be reserved through the library catalog and shipped to a Buffalo & Erie County Public Library near you!

Storytime in a Bag titles include:

  • Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown 
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin 
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Eric Carle  
  • Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
  • Flutterby Butterfly: A Slide-And-Seek Book by Emma Parrish  
  • Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  • Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  • Hoppity Frog: A Slide-And-Seek Book by Emma Parrish  
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  • Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five Fish by Dr. Seuss
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
  • Press Here by Hervé Tullet
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Please note the following:

The loan period is three weeks -- No renewals are allowed

Bags may be returned to any Buffalo and Erie County Public Library location

Please do not return bag via a book drop; return to the in-person check-in desk

Borrower is limited to two bags per library card at any time

When returning, please double check items’ condition and that everything is in the tote (including accompanying sheets). Charges will apply for lost or damaged items.

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