Library Storytelling Morning activity for March 2013

Come to the “telebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Carrie and Trisha as storytellers.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Forty children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of €3 per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out through the IIE Facebook page.

March 2013 storytelling around the book:

“Too many fairies” by Margaret Read MacDonald & Susan Mitchell

Saturday March 16st 2013

at 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m. –English version with some Spanish to help understand. (For Intermediate English level learners)


There was once an old woman who hated chores. “Work! Work! Work! How I hate it! Hate it! Hate it!” One day some fairies show up. They . . . clankety clankety-clankety—clean all the dishes. Swishety-swishety-swishety—sweep the house. Flumpety-flumpety-flumpety—shake out the bedclothes. Clickety-clickety-clickety—work on all the knitting. But then there is nothing left to do. So, they tear everything apart and start again! Clankety-clankety-clankety, swishety-swishety-swishety. . . . The fairies are driving the old woman crazy! How will she get them to leave?

(Once upon a time there was an old lady who hated doing housework: Work, work, work! How I hate it! One day some fairies appeared and cleaned the dishes, swept the house, shook out the bedding and knitted everything.) that was pending until there was nothing left to do. Then they undid everything they had arranged and started again. The old lady was going crazy with them. How could she make them go?)

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