Awhile back our friend Bryce asked us to create a Summer Hype Video for her lovely staff at the Washington County Cooperative Library Services. You know, something to help them get through the dog days of summer (reading). We were more than happy to oblige! In true Jbrary style, we wrote this song that ties in… Continue reading Get Ready, Set, Read!
Summer Reading Club
10 Years of Summer Reading Club
It’s about that time of the year. The time when children’s librarians kick it into high gear as we prepare for an influx of kids visiting the library and signing up for Summer Reading Club (SRC). Heck, some of you may already be in full swing. In Vancouver, our schools don’t get out until June… Continue reading 10 Years of Summer Reading Club
Summer Reading Club 2015: Build It!
Our Summer Reading Club theme this year is Build It and we could not be more excited! A little tired and stressed yes, but mainly excited. What will we be building, creating and imagining? What does Summer Reading Club look like around Vancouver? We’re glad you asked! First up check out these sites for ideas… Continue reading Summer Reading Club 2015: Build It!
Summer Reading Club iPad Programs
I know, I know, it’s the beginning of October and I’m just now writing about one of our most popular series of Summer Reading Club programs. This summer was the first time we offered iPad programs for kids ages 8-12 years old. I was fortunate to be able to run each of these programs at… Continue reading Summer Reading Club iPad Programs
Celebrating Summer Reading: A Visual Guide
Whether you prefer the hashtag #SRC or #SRP, children’s librarians across the world have been sweating over how to make reading over the summer fun for everyone. We wanted to throw together a quick post to show off some of the awesome we’re surrounded by and to say a huge congratulations to everyone for all… Continue reading Celebrating Summer Reading: A Visual Guide
Silly Songs Dance Party
As I’ve mentioned before, our Summer Reading Club theme this year is Funny Business. What better excuse to throw a Silly Songs Dance Party! I was completely inspired by magnanimous Angie at Fat Girl Reading who shared her Baby Dance secrets including her playlist! A lot of these songs I stole from her, but the… Continue reading Silly Songs Dance Party
Battle of the Funny Books: Summer Reading Club
As someone fairly new to school-age programming I am really enjoying the opportunity the Summer Reading Club presents to learn from my colleagues (near and far!) and try a few things out on my own. Last week I put on a Battle of the Funny Books program to kick off the Summer Reading Club at… Continue reading Battle of the Funny Books: Summer Reading Club
Afternoon of Disguise: Summer Reading Club Launch Party
Here in British Columbia, our Summer Reading Club theme this year is Funny Business. For our launch party, I decided to hold an Afternoon of Disguise where kids could create a mask or play dress up using some costume supplies. The tag line of the event was, “There’s something funny going on here!” which is… Continue reading Afternoon of Disguise: Summer Reading Club Launch Party