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
Here I am, back at it again. I just can't help myself. =) In all seriousness though, there is something I wanted to put out there this week for discussion. I finished filming and editing my final summer reading video this week. For almost four months now, I've been doing this digital programming thing and … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 17, 2020
“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
Bring on the highly anticipated three-day weekend! I am ready! Our pace has slowed significantly as we wrapped up our Epic Athenaeum series last week (for more info on this digital program series, check out this Weekly Nibble). I'm now working on a much simpler weekly series called Fairy Tale STEAM (stay tuned for July's … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 3, 2020
Trying to remember this little snippet of wisdom as it looks like it may be a while yet before my job returns to any semblance of "normal." It's been so easy to get caught up in comparing my digital programming to what other people are doing (including sometimes, my own coworkers). Never have I felt … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: June 26, 2020
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
We now have two weeks of curbside service under our belts! I have learned so much about circulation, and it's been so great to see some of our regular Youth Services patrons and meet some of the adult patrons I never get to see. Here are some highlights from the past two weeks of curbside: … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: June 12, 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 has been another of highs and lows. Professionally speaking, it's going as well as it can right now. We are wrapping up our portion of setup for our new online summer reading program and getting ready to send it to the company for quality assurance. We are starting to look at what our … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: May 1, 2020