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
2020 marks our library's 125th anniversary! We have a range of exciting events planned throughout the year to celebrate this momentous occasion, the first of which happened last month. We hosted a birthday year kick-off event after hours that served as a sort of open house. The super fun part was that each department in … Continue reading Outfit of the Month: January 2020
Happy Valentine's Day! This Nibble is a little late because it has been an eventful week! In years past, we've done a series of Dr. Seuss skits and puppet shows for Read Across America. Last year, however, we introduced an Elephant & Piggie skit into our repertoire and decided to move away from Dr. Seuss … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: February 14, 2020
Yesterday was the first installment of this month's Book Worms program. Our book this time is Rhino in the House: The True Story of Saving Samia by Daniel Kirk. I love to incorporate non-fiction when I can into this program, and the children LOVE books about animals. The story of conservationist Anna Merz and Samia … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: February 7, 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
Age Range: All AgesTime: 30 minutes to 1 hourProgram Type: Drop-In; Passive This program is perfect any time of year, but especially as February is approaching along with Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 16-23, 2020). Kind-bombing is so simple to do that it doesn't even have to be a time-allotted sit-down program. You could … Continue reading Kind-Bomb the Library: Spreading a Little Love
This week was Snoozefest! I have been looking forward to this ever since we started it last year! A week of pajama parades, stuffed animals, and lullabies; I mean, what more could you ask for after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? I've alluded to our Kids in Need Foundation grant a couple … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: January 10, 2020
Age Range: All Ages (tailored to fit specific age groups for individual programs)Time: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours (depending on age group)Program Type: Registration; Drop-In; Series/Theme Across Age Ranges Often when planning my monthly Book Worms program, I consult the weird holiday websites to search for a fun theme. Last winter, when looking for new … Continue reading Snoozefest: Start Your Year Off Right – in PJ’s!
My first time as a webinar presenter went off without a hitch! I am incredibly grateful to the Nebraska Library Commission for allowing me to present on Librarian-in-Training this week on their NCompass Live show. I hope that the more we spread the word about this program, the more libraries will adapt it and encourage … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: December 13, 2019