All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, October 12, for staff training.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

Bug Hunt

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.


Bug Hunt

Have you ever noticed your child become fascinated by watching a bug? Encourage your child's curiosity and love of nature by looking for bugs in your backyard or at the park. Bring along a magnifying glass if you have one, and a notebook and pencil to record your findings. When you find a bug, examine it, talk about it, and write about it in your notebook. You’ll use a lot of new words when studying bugs – write those down too! Then, go to the library and check out some books about bugs.


Big Bugs, Small Bugs

(To the tune of Frere Jacques)

Big bugs, small bugs,
Big bugs, small bugs,
See them crawl,
On the wall?

Creepy, creepy crawling,
Never, ever falling,
Bugs, bugs, bugs,
Bugs, bugs, bugs.


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

  • Some Bugs
  • I Love Bugs!
  • I'm Trying to Love Spiders (It Isn't Easy)


The next storytimes for Preschoolers are:

Friday, October 9

  • 9:30 a.m., Ash Grove Branch
  • 10:00 a.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch
  • 10:00 a.m., Republic Branch

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