This week, I had my second Zoom session with my Book Worms kiddos. We read Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler and made Q-tip skeletons. I had fifteen kiddos and it was a wild ride from start to finish. We had multiple technical difficulties, one kid had a breakdown over the craft, and all of … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: October 2, 2020
Virtual programming has been a struggle for me. Keeping school age kids engaged digitally when they are burned out on hybrid schooling is hard. Going into this fall, I knew that I wanted to provide some opportunities for families to relax and laugh together. I worried at first that I might be met with pushback … Continue reading The Library Rules: A Hilarious Game Show Competition to Keep Your Patrons Laughing!
Just dropping in to say that the first episode of season two of Epic Athenaeum premiered this week! Give it a watch below! If you want to vote on the theme of our next episode, visit the Johnson City Public Library's Facebook page and comment on the post! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06DR7QfJxNg
I just wanted to pop in to share some good news from this week! Ever since our library closed, we've been hesitant to use Zoom for programming very much. We've used it for meetings and I've used it to update our Librarians-in-Training on library happenings, but not much else. Our preschool librarians are worried it's … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: September 4, 2020
Age Range: 5-12 years old; All AgesTime: 1 hourProgram Type: Drop-In; Registration; At Home As many families begin a new homeschooling, virtual school, and/or hybrid learning adventure this year, I wanted to talk about a couple of programs I've offered at the library that facilitate cross-curricular, open-ended learning. And the best part? They are so … Continue reading Cardboard and Engineering Challenges: Easy, At-Home Learning Opportunities!
I don't always recap programs in the Nibble, but this week, I felt like I was back on the horse with my regular school year programs and wanted to share! While I was gone to ARSL last month, I missed my very first Book Worms program of the fall (which Kip was kind enough to … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: October 4, 2019
Usually by now, I'm knee-deep in Thrill the World practices, but sadly, we could not make it work with our schedule this year. In lieu of those events, Youth, Teen, and Adult Services have teamed up to offer an after-hours Haunted Library Scavenger Hunt for ages 10 and up. We've had a pretty explosive response … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: September 27, 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
Anyone else find it hard to get back into the swing of things after a week off? That was definitely the case this week. Luckily, due to our downtime for planning in August, I'm pretty much caught up on everything and it didn't take long to make up for my vacation. Next week is our … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: August 30, 2019