Multicultural • Inter-generational • Interactive


Upcoming Events

Lee M. Drescher developed the Treasure Time concept from a deep understanding of childhood learning processes gained from more than a decade of teaching and working with young children.

July 14, 2021

At the Falmouth Public Library. Make a video about Katharine Lee Bates and sing patriotic songs. Have a parade down the brick path with flags.

July 21, 2021

Read Dory Story at Woods Hole Library at 10:30 AM.

By: Jerry Pallotta / Illustrated by: David Biedrzycki / Published by Charlesbridge
Be prepared for a few surprises when Danny ventures out into the bay in his dory.

July 28, 2021

Book Rich Environment in New Bedford, Blue Meadows, 4-6 PM.

August 4, 2021

Smooth Sailing Into Kindergarten, 10 AM -12 PM. Buttonwood Zoo, New Bedford

Online Story Hours Summer 2021

Mrs. Treasure will be doing weekly story hours on Facebook, You Tube and her website.
Online stories are in units, with 3-4 books, each read by itself and then a group of activities to accompany the theme.



Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Neal
How Groundhog’s Garden Grew, by Lynne Cherry
The Sleepy Songbird, by Suzanne Barton
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?, by Rita Gary, illustrated by Kenard Pak


  • Sing a birdsong skit with Arianna
  • Learn about how birds build their nests
  • Make a bird and a nest with babies out of paper plates



Duck on a Tractor, by David Shannon
Beautiful Don, by Kathyrn May Howard Whitaker
Click, Clack Moo, by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Spots, Feathers & Curly Tails, by Nancy Tafuri


  • Identify farm animals and the sounds they make
  • Sing farm animal songs with Arianna



Catching the Sun, by Coleen M Paratore, illustrated by Peter Catalonotto
The impossible Patriotism Project, by Linda Skeers, pictures by Ard Hoyt
The Story of America’s Birthday, by Patricia Pingry, illustrated by Stacey Venturi-Pickett – Talk about Falmouth and Katharine Lee Bates
Hats Off for the Fourth of July, by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Gustaf Mille


  • Sing America the Beautiful
  • Make a drum and have a parade



Dory Story, by Jerry Palotta, illustrated by David Biedrzyck
The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister
Curious George Rides a Bike, by H. A. Rey
The Leaping Grasshopper, by Jeanne Archambault & Dwight Smith


  • Make a Curious George boat out of newspaper
  • Sing Baby Beluga & the Whale Song



Yes We Can!, by Sam Mc Bratney, illustrated by Charles Fuge
A Friend is Someone Who…, by Marilee Joy Mayfield, illustrated by Tanya Maneki
I Can Yell Louder,  by Jennifer Gaither & CJ Centeno
Fiona Flamingo, by Rachael Urritia Chu, illustrated by Kate Jeffery – Sing Even Though We’re Different and the Friend Song


  • Activities & Songs will be included

Online Story Hours Winter/Spring 2021



First Snow, by Kim Lewis – talk about sheep & sing Mary Had A Little Lamb
White Snow, Bright Snow, by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
Snow Falls, by Kate Gardner, illustrated by Brandon James Scott
The Three Snow Bears, by Jan Brett- build an igloo out of blocks


  • Talk about snowflakes
  • Cut a snowflake out of paper
  • Sing the snowflake song and make an angel in the snow (pretend)
  • Cut paper angels



Stranger in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neil
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers – Talk about poetry & encourage kids to write their own poems or draw a picture.
Crocodiles Need kisses Too, by Rebecca Colby, illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan


  • Make a pretend snowman (creative movement)
  • Make a cottonball snowman & an indoor snowman
  • Sing and dance to Frosty the Snowman



The Gingerbread Man,  by Gail Yerril – Sing the Gingerbread Man Song, Make cookies w/Arianna
Cozy, by Jan Brett
The Song of Spring, by Hendrik Jonas
St. Patrick’s Day, by Anne Rockwell, illu by Lizzy Rockwell – Grab an instrument and march to McNamara’s Band

STEAM PLUS Programs by Treasure Time promote literacy through the arts and sciences to children aged 2-8, along with lessons of life. These plays and stories expose children to text and enrich children’s lives, as they acquaint them with a myriad of topics which delve into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEAM; while PLUS is for issues which kids confront during childhood. Treasure Time programs can help children to become informed and catch up after being isolated for a year due to the pandemic or they can just help them to acquire reading skills and learn new facts.