A lot of these ideas could also work for a Percy Jackson party!!  For us, we decided not to call it that so we could also focus on telling the stories too. The idea behind this program was to replicate the success of our Dr. Seuss Birthday Party and have an event that was half stories and... Continue Reading →

Last year, we were fortunate enough to have Dav Pilkey come to our city to promote the first "Dog Man" book.  Normally we have our author events at the library, but this was so big that we had to host it at the high school auditorium.  It was pretty crazy and the biggest event I... Continue Reading →

Toy sleepovers are a really fun and cheap program to have at the library.  Libraries have been doing them for a while now, but if you're like me (and I know I am), you're starting to run out of ideas (we're up to our sixth sleepover at this point.)  So I thought I would share... Continue Reading →

A Dr. Seuss party is a great way to bring families into the library.  We break our event into two parts--a 30 minute story time, and a one hour playtime with crafts and games.  And cake...people will always come if there's cake. But first... The Story Time Dr. Seuss stories are amazing...but they are SUPER... Continue Reading →

Our Star Wars parties always drew a HUGE crowd, so it's a great way to bring people into the library.  Miss Gloria and I planned one for the past two years.  They're fun but can be a lot of work...and can get out of hand.  Learn from our mistakes and our triumphs, young Padawan. Our... Continue Reading →

Everyone wants to be a spy, so Miss Gloria and I did a program a few years back where are kids could learn how to become a secret agent.  It was a lot of fun and pretty low cost. We started by having the kids line up outside the Community Room (our activity room) and... Continue Reading →

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