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!
This week, I'm putting out a plea! One of my programs that was cut short when we closed the library was an annual Battle of the Books with my outreach book club. Every week, we'd learn about two books and the kids would vote on which one made it to the next round until we … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: April 24, 2020
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
Well, we've survived another week of quarantine! This week our governor announced his recommendation that schools keep their buildings closed for the rest of the academic year. I have been curious as to how or if this announcement will affect our decision of when to reopen. I have been avoiding the news largely, so I'm … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: April 17, 2020
I feel like it took a week or so for the initial shock of what's happening in our community, state, and country to wear off as the COVID-19 situation swiftly changed every aspect of our lives. However, this past week, I've had lots of virtual meetings, both professional and personal, and I finally feel like … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: April 3, 2020
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
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
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