Encouraging Literacy and Library Usage Through Excellence in Programming

Librarian's Aide Publications

Autumn 2010

Puppet Plays for Libraries
Edited by Deanna Baran
ISBN 978-0-9843251-0-8
October 31, 2010  ♦ 120 p. ♦ $19.99

Look Inside!

20 original puppet plays designed for a one-librarian show. Plays with library cards. Plays with library books. Plays about how libraries are relevant to the everyday lives of their young patrons.



Program ideas

for your Storytime

+ Pair a puppet show with a book, or alternate sessions between puppets and stories

+ If you're self-conscious about your puppetry skills, try fun, informal stick puppets

+ Keep your storytimes short for young attention spans—15-25 minutes is ideal

+ Incorporate songs and activities to help them work out their wiggles and feel involved

+ Let kids wear their pajamas to an evening storytime to accommodate working parents