This image is the highlight and the heartbreak of this week. It was the first time I had seen my book club kids since early March. It was wonderful to bring them summer reading prizes, talk to them about books and everything they've been doing since we saw each other last, and see their excitement. … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 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
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
We started our third annual Battle of the Books last week, and I wanted to share our new bracket with you today! The books are always selected by the children, and it's so interesting to see which titles are the same from year to year and which new ones appear. Here's how the first round … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: January 24, 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: 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!
I'm a firm believer in focusing on the little things that bring you joy. This week, it was an unexpected (perhaps even unintentional?) donation that came our way. I have been wanting a portable rolling crate for outreach for a while, but figured I'd make do with my free tote bags from library conferences since … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: November 8, 2019
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!
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!
We wrapped up summer reading this week with dance parties for outreach groups (I cannot tell you how tired I am of hearing kids request "Old Town Road") and a huge block party for the public (we had an estimated 400 people attend)! I spent most of the day today clearing my office of the … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 26, 2019