Monday, June 7, 2010

St. Patricks Day Storytime!

May the luck o' the Irish be with you as you plan your storytime event for St. Patricks day! Check out some cool books to celebrate the holiday.  Learn more about the day with these books for your storytime!

Shamrocks, harps, and shillelaghs: the story of the St. Patrick's Day symbols by Edna Barth - Explores the origin and meaning of the symbols and legends associated with St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day by Brenda Haugen - Briefly discusses the history and customs connected to the celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

If you are a crafty librarian and having an art program I couldn't suggest more this book.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts by Carol Gnojewski

Provides information about the origin and customs of St. Patrick's Day, ideas for celebrating this holiday, and directions for making such crafts as an Irish shamrock, a Blarney Stone, Celtic jewelry, and Wee Ones puppets.

And here is my favorite Irish Folktale...

Mrs. McCool and the Giant Cuhullin: An Irish Tale by Jessica Souhami - The very clever Oona saves her husband, the giant Finn McCool, by outwitting Cuhullin, who seeks to prove that he is the strongest giant in the world by beating Finn.

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