Library Storytime -- Book Care


This library storytime lesson introduces the essentials of book care! Includes: washing hands, pets, babies, water, food, backpacks, and more! Storytime read-aloud not included. Editable.

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  • new PreK-Grade 2 elementary librarians
  • PreK-Grade 2 librarians on Specials rotation
  • secondary teachers who are now elementary librarians
  • busy parents who just don’t have time to create detailed storytime lessons

I have been all four of these at the same time! My storytimes are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new, overwhelmed, and exhausted school librarian.


  • Recommended for: Grades PK-2
  • Lesson Duration: 1 library lesson (about 30 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation 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.


  • 26-slide PPT + Google™ Slides
  • List of 15 recommended reads for books about libraries, books, and book care (1 page PDF)
  • Prep, set up, detailed lesson plan (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)


  • Storytime song (lyrics + YouTube link for hand motions)
  • “book” in American Sign Language
  • Slides for guided discussion of how the following might hurt a library book: dirty hands, dog, baby, crayons, food, water, backpack.
  • Reminder to turn book pages from the corners
  • “Our Librarian” Spotlight
  • Joke about bookmarks and answer
  • 5 visual booktalks; all are picture books about libraries and books
  • Vocabulary word, definition, and synonyms: scrub
  • “Did you know…?” slide
  • Reminder to tell the librarian if you see book damage
  • All slides are illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart for K-2.


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