Weekly Nibble: January 24, 2020

We started our third annual Battle of the Books last week, and I wanted to share our new bracket with you today! The books are always selected by the children, and it's so interesting to see which titles are the same from year to year and which new ones appear. Here's how the first round … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: January 24, 2020

Kind-Bomb the Library: Spreading a Little Love

Age Range: All AgesTime: 30 minutes to 1 hourProgram Type: Drop-In; Passive This program is perfect any time of year, but especially as February is approaching along with Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 16-23, 2020). Kind-bombing is so simple to do that it doesn't even have to be a time-allotted sit-down program. You could … Continue reading Kind-Bomb the Library: Spreading a Little Love

Snoozefest: Start Your Year Off Right – in PJ’s!

Age Range: All Ages (tailored to fit specific age groups for individual programs)Time: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours (depending on age group)Program Type: Registration; Drop-In; Series/Theme Across Age Ranges Often when planning my monthly Book Worms program, I consult the weird holiday websites to search for a fun theme. Last winter, when looking for new … Continue reading Snoozefest: Start Your Year Off Right – in PJ’s!

Unicorn-ival: A Punny Pony Party!

Age Range: 5-8 year olds; younger elementary; familiesTime: 45 minutes to 1 hourProgram Type: Registration; Drop-In; Outreach I've alluded to this program a few times on the blog and on Instagram, and I mentioned it to my ARSL audience in September. Therefore, I think it's finally time that I share it here in full! I … Continue reading Unicorn-ival: A Punny Pony Party!

Battle of the Bands: My First Ever Made-From-Scratch Escape Room!

This post was originally published at Bryce Don't Play. Edits have been made to the original post. Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through. New information has been added in red. Age Range: All Ages; Families with children 8 and upTime: 15 minutes for brief & 45 minute time limit for the room; total of one … Continue reading Battle of the Bands: My First Ever Made-From-Scratch Escape Room!

Weekly Nibble: September 20, 2019

If you follow the Much Hamsters Instagram, you know that I mentioned starting a brand new program series this week. When I first took over school age programming, the book club structure had been the same for a while. The staff person running the book clubs would select one chapter book that the kids would … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: September 20, 2019

Battle of the Books: A March Madness Style Bracket that Works Year Round!

This post was originally published at Bryce Don't Play.¬†Edits have been made to the original post. Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through. New information has been added in red. Age Range: 2nd-4th or 5th gradeTime: 1 hour each week over the course of 15-17 weeksProgram Type: Outreach; Cumulative Series One of my favorite things about … Continue reading Battle of the Books: A March Madness Style Bracket that Works Year Round!