This week, I had my second Zoom session with my Book Worms kiddos. We read Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler and made Q-tip skeletons. I had fifteen kiddos and it was a wild ride from start to finish. We had multiple technical difficulties, one kid had a breakdown over the craft, and all of … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: October 2, 2020
The Library Rules: A Hilarious Game Show Competition to Keep Your Patrons Laughing!
Virtual programming has been a struggle for me. Keeping school age kids engaged digitally when they are burned out on hybrid schooling is hard. Going into this fall, I knew that I wanted to provide some opportunities for families to relax and laugh together. I worried at first that I might be met with pushback … Continue reading The Library Rules: A Hilarious Game Show Competition to Keep Your Patrons Laughing!
Weekly Nibble: September 11, 2020
Just dropping in to say that the first episode of season two of Epic Athenaeum premiered this week! Give it a watch below! If you want to vote on the theme of our next episode, visit the Johnson City Public Library's Facebook page and comment on the post! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06DR7QfJxNg
Cardboard and Engineering Challenges: Easy, At-Home Learning Opportunities!
Age Range: 5-12 years old; All AgesTime: 1 hourProgram Type: Drop-In; Registration; At Home As many families begin a new homeschooling, virtual school, and/or hybrid learning adventure this year, I wanted to talk about a couple of programs I've offered at the library that facilitate cross-curricular, open-ended learning. And the best part? They are so … Continue reading Cardboard and Engineering Challenges: Easy, At-Home Learning Opportunities!
Weekly Nibble: August 7, 2020
It's back to the old grind this week, and I wanted to share with you a really great service we've been offering our patrons for a few weeks now. Word is starting to get out about our professionally curated Book Bundles, which are bundles of several titles on a theme or topic selected per patron … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: August 7, 2020
Weekly Nibble: July 31, 2020
Image is an Animal Crossing villager diving into the ocean from a cliff. Caption reads: "Should I go to work tomorrow or should I fling myself into the ocean" Luckily, this week I haven't had to choose. (Animal Crossing for days! I have really worked on improving my island and breeding flowers.) Hallelujah for vacation … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 31, 2020
Weekly Nibble: July 24, 2020
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
Fairy Tale STEAM: A Digital Program Series That Encourages Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
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
Weekly Nibble: July 17, 2020
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
Weekly Nibble: July 10, 2020
I have been thinking about these blog posts for a few weeks now. They were originally intended to be a small reflection, anecdote, or useful tidbit from each week's work. With COVID-19 ramping up everywhere and no reopening in sight, I just don't think these posts are sustainable in a weekly format at the moment. … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: July 10, 2020