“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling We’ve all wished for and needed a little magic these past few months. My first Book Scouts of the summer, inspired by our “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program, is a tribute to all things magical. The books … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Magical Reads
Age Range: 5-8 years old; All AgesTime: 45 minutesProgram Type: Drop-In; Online While I really want to share some of my larger programming ideas with you, at this point in time, I still think it wise to share ideas that are simple and that could be carried out online or at home. That's why I … Continue reading The Spiffiest Giant in Town: A Clothes Relay You Can Play at Home or at the Library!
This week I want to share with you a series of digital programs that a coworker and I have had a ridiculous amount of fun (and spent a ridiculous amount of time) creating this summer. This was the brainchild of Kip and she has done all of the video editing magic. Typically during the summer, … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: June 19, 2020
Age Range: All AgesTime: 45 minutesProgram Type: Drop-In; Online At the time of writing this post, I'm not sure where we all will be by mid-May. I know this was a sort of target for our organization particularly, in hopes of being back to work, but it's looking more and more like that target is … Continue reading Dance Party Workout: At Home or At the Library!
Age Range: 5-8 year olds; All AgesTime: Video is roughly 15 minutes long; with accompanying activities 45 minutes to an hourProgram Type: Online (Pre-recorded) When our library made the decision to cancel all programming through mid-May, I panicked. I had so many fun things in the works! I couldn't bear the thought of disappointing our … Continue reading Book Worms During COVID-19: My First Venture Into Virtual Programming
Age Range: 5-8 year olds; All AgesTime: 45 minutes - 1 hourProgram Type: Registration; After Hours I can't remember when I first heard about Earth Hour, but for years, I have looked forward to turning out the lights, shutting down, and thinking about my carbon footprint and what I can do to lower it. I … Continue reading Red Knit Cap Girl: Celebrate Earth Hour!
Age Range: 10 and upTime: 1-2 hoursProgram Type: Registration; Drop-In For years since I began my library career, the thought of a tech take-apart day had been running through my mind. I think I originally saw the idea on Pinterest and absolutely loved the open-ended, inquiry-based destruction. The problem was that I had no idea … Continue reading Breakerspace: Running a Tech Take-Apart Workshop for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
2020 marks our library's 125th anniversary! We have a range of exciting events planned throughout the year to celebrate this momentous occasion, the first of which happened last month. We hosted a birthday year kick-off event after hours that served as a sort of open house. The super fun part was that each department in … Continue reading Outfit of the Month: January 2020
Happy Valentine's Day! This Nibble is a little late because it has been an eventful week! In years past, we've done a series of Dr. Seuss skits and puppet shows for Read Across America. Last year, however, we introduced an Elephant & Piggie skit into our repertoire and decided to move away from Dr. Seuss … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: February 14, 2020
Yesterday was the first installment of this month's Book Worms program. Our book this time is Rhino in the House: The True Story of Saving Samia by Daniel Kirk. I love to incorporate non-fiction when I can into this program, and the children LOVE books about animals. The story of conservationist Anna Merz and Samia … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: February 7, 2020