Age Range: 5-12 yearsTime: One hour for three challenges with in-person groups; One hour per challenge at homeProgram Type: Registration; Series; Online When COVID-19 shattered our plans of in-person summer reading programming, we scrambled to retrofit many of our pre-planned programs to be viable online options. This saved us a lot of valuable time several … Continue reading Fairy Tale STEAM: A Digital Program Series That Encourages Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
“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!
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
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