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
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
This week was Snoozefest! I have been looking forward to this ever since we started it last year! A week of pajama parades, stuffed animals, and lullabies; I mean, what more could you ask for after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? I've alluded to our Kids in Need Foundation grant a couple … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: January 10, 2020
I finished up my last few programs of 2019 this week! Looking back on a year of programming is always fun to do. This year has had its highs and lows for sure, but overall, I think it's been a good one! As an exercise in reflection, I'm going to spend this Nibble looking back … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: December 20, 2019
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!
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!
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 Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through.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!
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
Age Range: 5-12 years old; All AgesTime: 1 - 1.5 hoursProgram Type: Registration; Drop-In In 2017, I decided to host a Star Wars Party for school age kids to coincide with the release of The Last Jedi. My program was by registration so that I could get an idea of the amount of supplies I … Continue reading Star Wars Celebration: May the Fun Be With You!
Some light, casual reading. As library professionals, all of us have had those moments where we think, "Am I actually getting paid to do this right now?" And fortunately, because our jobs are literally the best in the world, we are usually thinking it because whatever we happen to be doing at the time is … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: March 8, 2019