Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Friday, January 4, 2019

Tiny pal


Things were almost too fast and too furious today here in Libraryland; the place has been hopping!  A highlight of the day was meeting tiny new pal, Parker, age 4 months. 
Little Mr. Parker comes from a long line of page turners including his grandma, mom and big sister.  His sister thought it was a good idea to fence him inJ  Welcome, Parker, we hope to see you again!
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cookies!


Every week is not without some cheerful adventure during story time.  This morning’s gathering was no different.  One of my tiny pals and her grandma had baked some yummy good Christmas sugar cookies to share.  The cookies were done in pairs; for example if a pal selected one decorated with silver sugar to eat, they had to find the “match” to give to their adult partner. 

However, before we got to the cookies there were songs to be sung, wrist bells to jingle, a Christmas story to be read and playtime.  After that, everyone had to make the great trek to the bathroom to wash their hands. 

For our snack, the kids gathered around a table, and my tiny cookie pal distributed colorful napkins and paper plates.  If memory serves, I don’t think Miss L is even two yet, but what a super job she did; so quiet and careful.  

Once the cookies were passed out, and yes, everyone made a match, they were happily enjoyed.  One grandma told me that her girl had eaten a bowl of cereal and two pieces of toast before they came.  That didn’t stop her in any way from eating her cookie. 

As we were cleaning up our lone-eagle little gentleman, we have three but Mr. V  and Mr. T were absent,  decided the red and green paper plate was much too nice to throw away so out the door he went tightly clutching his plate.

Next Wednesday is our last gathering before a winter break. 




Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Always Thankful


Thank you, tiny pals, who came out to story time this morning.  It is fascinating to watch their different reactions and expressions depending on what we are doing.  One grandma told me that she had been driving around for ten minutes because once her granddaughter knew they were off to the library she wanted to leave then and there! 

A couple of other pals, who were off from school, joined us and brought a friend.  We talked about spiders prior to singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider and a little girl announced she had webs at her house.  After hearing that, which I don’t necessarily believe, I got out the Eric Carle book, the Very Busy Spider.  On the last page is a large, lovely, raised web that, if you use your imagination, feels a bit sticky.  Quietly, eagerly all my pals came forward to gently touch the web. 

One little man is rather shy and was crying; I think he was just a bit overwhelmed. 

I grabbed a chair and set him and his grandma on the other side of the folding doors where he could listen and watch but stay out of the fray.  After a bit, the crying stopped.  Playtime soon followed and he and grandma slowly made their way back in the room and in no time at all he was playing with a couple of other children. 

The highlight of the morning had to have been the Thanksgiving song we learned.  At the end you SNIFF.  Tiny wrinkled noses and loud sniffing always brings a smile or two.  When I first mentioned sniffing, one little guy went around and sniffed some of the other kids. 

Here is the song sung to the tune of Frerer Jacques.

 

Smells like Thanksgiving (point to one side of your nose)

Smells like Thanksgiving (point to the other side of your nose)

Ooo, so good (rub your tummy)

Ooo, so good (rub your tummy)

I can smell the turkey (point to one side of your nose)

I can smell the pie (point to the other side of your nose)

Ooo, so good (rub your tummy)

Ooo, so good. (rub your tummy)

SNIFF

 
Here at 19 Kingsbury Avenue we wish you all a blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving.   We ourselves are richly blessed by your continued support of our programs and services and the amazing opportunities that we experience each and every day in doing our part to create community.   
 
 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Americana


I know many of our patrons and not-yet-patrons enjoy decorating with primitives and learning more about our early American beginnings.  To that end, I would invite you to check out two magazines you may not be familiar with; Country Sampler and Early American Life. 
In addition to the titles we have on site, including the two mentioned,  you may also borrow dozens of magazines electronically.  Simply follow this link; you will need a library card to set up an account.  Enjoy!  https://www.rbdigital.com/schenectadycony/service/magazines/landing
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Story Time


A grand and glorious time was had during our first week of Story Time.  We had 4 young ladies and one tiny gentleman ranging in age from 18 months to 3 years old.  When you look around and despair at everything that is wrong, unjust or just plain miserable in this world, it only takes being in the company of these cheerful pals to bring you back to a happier place.  Adorable fits this crowd to a T. 

In preparing to sing Itsy Bitsy Spider, one young lady’s eyes grew wide and her tiny mouth formed a perfect “O”.  I can only assume spiders are not her favorite things. 

Our little gentleman, his first time with us, defied his aunt’s expectations and exhibited very nice manners and excellent listening skills.

It was a lovely. 

Story Time will continue to meet Wednesday mornings at 10 AM.  All are welcome.  




Friday, November 2, 2018

Health Insurance


A NYS of Health navigator is available to meet with people in need of health insurance. 
 
Year round enrollment is available for Child Health Plus, Medicaid or the new Essential Plan.

Enrollment for Qualified Health Plus is now open until January 31, 2019.

For further information and to make an appointment, contact Cindy at 518-775-4092. 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Nifty Needles

Nifty Needles will convene at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville, on Tuesdays beginning October 30.  The group, which is open to anyone who enjoys handicrafts, will meet at 10 AM.  Thereafter, Nifty Needles will continue to meet weekly through December 18. 
            Anyone wishing further information is invited to contact Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822.