Weekly Nibble: April 24, 2020

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

Weekly Nibble: March 13, 2020

Whew! This feels like the longest week I've experienced in a while. In combination with the full moon, Friday the 13th, and spreading fears about coronavirus, it's been insanely busy. On Monday, I had my first outreach visit to a new (to us) afterschool program doing Rhino in the House with over 50 kids. On … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: March 13, 2020

Unicorn-ival: A Punny Pony Party!

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!

Battle of the Books: A March Madness Style Bracket that Works Year Round!

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 Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through.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: 2nd-4th or 5th gradeTime: 1 hour each week over the course of 15-17 weeksProgram Type: Outreach; Cumulative Series One of my favorite things about … Continue reading Battle of the Books: A March Madness Style Bracket that Works Year Round!

Astronaut Training: Educational Fun Based on Real NASA Training Exercises!

Age Range: 5-12 years oldTime: 1-1.5 hoursProgram Type: Registration; in-house outreach When planning for A Universe of Stories this summer, I came across this link on NASA's website that lists dozens of lesson plans that are based on real training exercises completed by astronauts. I knew I wanted to do an astronaut training program and … Continue reading Astronaut Training: Educational Fun Based on Real NASA Training Exercises!

Tea (Rex) Party: A Dino-mite Program!

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 Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through. Age Range: 5-12 years old; preschoolTime: 30 minutes to 1 hourProgram Type: Registration; Drop-In; Outreach Happy spring! This month’s program is a perfect mesh of high-interest topics for kids from all walks of … Continue reading Tea (Rex) Party: A Dino-mite Program!