Friday, June 29, 2012

Dream Catchers

On our special craft day this summer, 17 children made their own "dream catchers". Seen here are just two of the children in the older age group that were assisted in making more complicated items with the help of my able assistant, Marcia! Ms. Dobson from Santa Fe, N.M. ended each of her 8 library storytelling presentations with a story about the meaning of the dream catcher.  She gave each of the Sac County libraries a dream catcher. In this picture she is presenting one to the children's librarian from Sac City.

Friday, June 22, 2012

More storyteller pictures

I was having trouble adding these pictures to the previous blog so just decided to start a new blog to include these pictures of the other 6 Sac County libraries that Ms. Dobson visited. This was her first visit to the state of Iowa and she was very impressed with the closeness of all the towns and that such small towns would even have a library. I told her that Iowa is known for having good readers!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Santa Fe Storyteller- Ms. Cynthia Dobson

Sac County libraries were treated to a storytelling program by Ms. Cynthia Dobson from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She told a variety of stories from native American myths to those of different countries. One story involved her use of a string trick.  Children from all 8 county libraries got to pick an item from her special bag of props.  Each item represented which story she would tell. She added some audience participation at times to get listeners involved.  With so much emphasis now on technology, live storytelling is becoming a rare art but for those who know to appreciate it, the experience is worthwhile.