Autumn Library Storytime – Back to School – Fall Library Lesson


This Autumn Library Storytime is perfect for back to school and fall activities. Includes a librarian-led discussion of fall objects, plus additional scrolling slides with fun facts, autumn idioms, vocabulary, would you rathers, and more! Includes differentiated scavenger hunt, recommended reads, and editable lesson plan.

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This Autumn Library Storytime is also in this bundle of 10 Back to School Library Storytimes.


  • Recommended for: Grades K-3
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (total of about 60 minutes)
  • Formats: PPT or Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this Autumn Library Storytime is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 40 PPT + Google™ Slides (editable text)
  • List of 28 autumn-themed Recommended Reads (1 page PDF — print and give to students, teachers, and parents; editable text)
  • Two scavenger hunt activities, differentiated (2 page PDF and PPT; editable text)
  • Scavenger hunt answer key (1 page PDF and PPT; editable text)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT; 100% editable)
  • Lesson tips and tricks (6 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for Part II scrolling slides (2 pages, PDF)



Part I is a guided whole-class discussion about objects associated with autumn. Each Autumn Library Storytime slide includes fun facts and information about that object. The slides walk you through the entire class discussion, from start to finish.

  • 2 recommended read-alouds + three autumn-themed video links for K-3.
  • Storytime song “Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down”
  • ASL sign language for “autumn” or “fall” — includes video link and clipart image of the sign
  • ASL fingerspelling of “fall” — includes images for each fingerspelled letter
  • Whole-group discussion questions about 9 autumn objects: acorns, chestnuts, squirrels, tractors, harvest, falling leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and raking leaves.
  • Slide to introduce your read-aloud (paste the book cover on the slide).
  • Checkout reminders slide — add your own reminders!
  • “What Should We Do Now?” slide — This is very clear instructions (with images!) on what students should be doing after the autumn library lesson.


The second part is the scrolling slides. Set them on a timer to scroll on a screen during library checkout. Students can use the scrolling slides to complete one of the two Scavenger Hunts. All images and information in the slides relate to the Autumn Library Lesson theme.

  • What is apple bobbing?
  • Should we say “autumn” or “fall”?
  • Do scarecrows really scare crows away?
  • Are pumpkins fruits or vegetables?
  • Are pumpkins good for you?
  • Fact about monarch butterfly migration
  • two autumn idioms — “turning a new leaf” and “apple of my eye”
  • Vocabulary word: pigment
  • Sign language: “squirrel”
  • Who is our music teacher?
  • would you rathers
  • this or that
  • Happy Birthday to…
  • Book care tip: “Fall leaves are not bookmarks!”

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