Stuffed Animal Sleepover

When Ella, the library’s resident elephant, noticed that there were no programs for stuffed animals at the library, she sprang into action. She begged. She cajoled. She pleaded. Finally, she was allowed to host a Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library on Friday, September 25. IMG_0526 Children were invited to drop off their stuffed animal friends to spend the night with Ella in the library. The stuffed animals were checked in by their loved ones and tagged, so they wouldn’t get lost. IMG_4183 Quite coincidentally, Miss Jennifer, the children’s librarian, left her phone behind the night of the sleepover (even though she swears she put it into her bag right before she left), and Ella was able to document their adventures. IMG_001 Grumpy Cat thought it would be fun to pretend to be a librarian. She found wonderful books for all her friends to read.

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Ella and her friends always wanted to try out the computers in the children’s area. IMG_0534Some of Ella’s other stuffed animal friends joined in to play games with Ella’s sleepover guests.

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The stuffed animals decided to find their own books! IMG_0538 They were happy to have the Legos all to themselves. Teeny and Cow Cow were small enough to go for a ride in the Lego cars!

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Crafts are always fun. Cow Cow loved rolling around in the Pom Poms, while Pete the Cat tried to pick up the spilled crayons. Uh, oh, Elmo! Crayons are not for eating!

Later, Ella showed off her storytime experience by reading a book to her friends. IMG_0543 IMG_0546

They all sat down together to watch one of Ella’s favorite movies. IMG_0548 IMG_0550

And, of course, at a sleepover there is always lots of yummy food to munch on. We hope the teens won’t be too upset that Ella and her friends raided their stash of snacks! IMG_0551Finally, all the fun wore them out, and they went to sleep. What a snuggly fun time! IMG_0554In the morning, the sleepover was over, and everyone went home. Ella will definitely be throwing another party in the future, but until then you can always take Ella home for a sleepover at your house! IMG_4175


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