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June 20, 2013

Farmers' Museum to offer story time

A family story hour aimed toward children in pre-school through first grade will be offered Tuesdays at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.   

Story Time will take place each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning June 25. The program will run through August 27.

Children should be accompanied by a grownup. They will get the chance to hear a story in the historic Filer’s Corners School. Then they will play a game, sing a song or make a craft in one of the museum’s historic buildings. Each week features a new story and fun activities related to the story.

The schedule is as follows: 

• June 25 – “Ox Cart Man” by Donald Hall, illustrated by Barbara Cooney (1979): See a carved broom at the Westcott Broom Shop. Go to Todd’s General Store and trade potatoes, yarn and candles for peppermint sticks.

• July 2 – “Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter (1902): Learn about the plants in Mr. MacGregor’s garden. Press flowers in waxed paper.

• July 9 – “Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry: Bring animal puppets to life by making the sounds of the animals. Visit the Children’s Barnyard.

• July 16 – “The Chicken Problem” by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson: Gather eggs in the Lippitt Barnyard hen house. Collect toy chicks and singing the song from the book.

• July 23 – “Warm as Wool” by Scott Russell Sanders (2007): Card some wool and see it spun on the wheel. Watch the weaver working the loom. Hand-spin wool and make bracelets.

• July 30 – “A Carousel Tale” by Elissa Klevin (2009): Visit the Empire State Carousel. Make a magic bird.

• Aug. 6 – “The Quilt Story” by Tony Johnston (1996): See the sleeping chambers and different beds at Bump Tavern. Have a tea party on the porch.

• Aug. 13 – “Farmer Boy” by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1933): Visit the print shop and meet the interpreter. Help the children print something on the Liberty Press. Have a fun math lesson with slates and dominos. 

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