Pirates Storytime Week!

Pirates Storytime Week!

Ahoy maties! We be excited this week t' take sail as pirates 'n we 'ave some great programs, books, 'n shanties t' share wit' ye. Skewer on the search bar above 'n type #ahoymatey fer a list o' great books ye can check out.

Here be a look at our fall pre-reader programs. Ye can find more information about each program or register where ye need on our library calendar

Fall programs pirate

Here be a look at some o' the pirate shanties 'n fingerplays fer our young sailors!

A Pirate Went to Sea Tongue Twister
A pirate went to sea, sea, sea
To see what he could see, see, see
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea

If you're a pirate and you know it
If you're a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you're a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you're a pirate and you know it,
then you'll hear the sea winds blowin’
If you're a pirate and you know it,
swab the deck (swish, swish)

If you're a pirate and you know it, walk the plank(stomp, stomp)

If you're a pirate and you know it, say ahoy
Ahoy! (with arm movement)

The Day I Went to Sea
When I was one (hold up one finger)
I sucked my thumb (mock sucking thumb)
The day I went to sea.
I jumped aboard a pirate ship (jump)
And the captain said to me. (point to self)
We're going this way
(lean and sway while pointing right)
And that way (lean and sway while pointing left)
And forward (rock/walk forward)
And backward (rock/walk backward)
Across the deep blue sea. (spin in circle)

When I was two, I tied my shoe . . .
When I was three, I scraped my knee . . .
When I was four, I shut the door . . .
When I was five, I
learned to dive . . .

Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Sail, sail, sail your ship
Gently over the sea
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A pirate’s life for me!

My Bonnie
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
my Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
O bring back my Bonnie to me.
Chorus:
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me:
Bring back, bring back,
O bring back my Bonnie to me.
O blow ye winds over the ocean,
O blow ye winds over the sea.
O blow ye winds over the ocean,
And bring back my Bonnie to me.