Anyone have a ton of display space at their library and constantly looking for display ideas? *raises hand* Having a lot of display space is a blessing and a curse. It’s a great chance to make the children’s area an inviting, exciting spot to stay and play. Sometimes you can make the display interactive or… Continue reading Guess Who Book Character Silhouette Display
Hey remember when I put a call out for guest posts? Well I am delighted that some of you have taken me up on my offer! I’m here today to feature another wonderful guest post by Anne Pott. Anne is a Library Assistant II in the Youth Services Department at Herrick District Library in Holland,… Continue reading Guest Post: Readers’ Choice Award Program
Last year I wrote about the Star Wars Day program I held on May the 4th. It’s been such a popular post that I thought I’d share some new activities I tried this year. But first I’d like to give a shout out to the the youth services community on Twitter. You all rock my… Continue reading May the 4th Be With You 2017: Star Wars Library Program
Will Star Wars ever go out of style? Unlikely. This year I decided to put on a May the 4th Be With program for school-age kids partly because I thought it might draw in some new faces and partly to promote all the different Star Wars materials we have in our collection. I kept it… Continue reading May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Library Program
Play seems to be in the air this Winter: learn about inclusive play, read about toy collections in public libraries, or catch up on the Babies Need Words Every Day blog tour which includes multiple posts on play. We even chimed in with our webinar Press Play! Injecting Play into Library Programs for Kids. All… Continue reading Go Forth and Fort: Family Fort Night
Every since I used Lisa’s What Will Pumpkin Be? Halloween scavenger hunt last fall, I knew I wanted to create my own version at some point. Spring seems like a great time for a passive program, so I went with a spring bunnies theme. One of the library assistants at my branch contributed her amazing… Continue reading Spring Scavenger Hunt!
Since starting my current position as a “middle years” focused children’s librarian, I’ve spent a good chunk of time developing relationships with the Teacher Librarians at my area schools. It’s been a wonderful part of my job – all of my TLs are super friendly and open to collaboration. We’ve been developing ways we can… Continue reading Adventures in Booktalking
We could not be more thrilled to host this month’s Thrive Thursday Round Up and for those of you who might be new to Thrive Thursday, here’s what it’s all about: Thrive Thursday is an online blog hop in which participating bloggers post a description of an after school activity on their blogs the first Thursday of the… Continue reading Thrive Thursday December Round Up!
Way back when, the teachers in British Columbia were on strike for VERY GOOD REASON which led to more kids in the library than we were used to in June and September, and the Summer Reading Club (while so much fun) didn’t quite stretch far enough. It was at this time that I learned of… Continue reading Passive Programs Throw Down!
This fall I started a monthly program called Family Dance Party. Inspired by the success of my Silly Songs Dance Party over the summer, this program is all about movement and music. Here’s my rationale behind the program: Music programs promote our audio collection – both online streaming and Audio CDs – a part of… Continue reading Family Dance Party!