IT'S ALIVE!!  Not sure what inspired this idea to begin with, but this is a program I wanted to do for awhile.  This one can be a little daunting though, since there is the possibility of someone getting injured.  But as long as everyone's following the rules, all of your kiddos will leave with an... Continue Reading →

Bad Art Night is such a good program for any library to do.  Not only does it allow kids to unlock their creativity, it cleans out your old craft supplies!!  A lot of people have already blogged about this, so I'm just going to talk really quick about what worked for us, and what I... Continue Reading →

The escape room that we made last year was so much fun that I knew that we had to do it again.  But we can't just do the same one, that would be boring and kids would already know most of the answers.  So I knew we had to start from scratch.  That sounds really... Continue Reading →

It took awhile to come up with a good idea for the 2018 SRP theme of "Libraries Rock," but I came up with one that's really simple and creative.  Our tweens and teens took parody photos of famous album covers around the library! To get kids inspired, I printed out a bunch of pre-approved album... Continue Reading →

This is a great one to do in stations, since every station can be a different class.  This one is almost guaranteed to give you a good turnout, because who doesn't like Harry Potter??  (If you don't, keep it to yourself.  Librarians are practically forced to like Harry Potter I've found out.  I was shamed... Continue Reading →

So I got this idea while subbing for Miss Gloria's craft program.  She's been doing a really cool art program for kids, each meeting revolves around a famous artist, and the kiddos imitate that artist's work in their style.  This time around was pointillism and Georges Seurat.  Gloria's idea was that kids would make first... Continue Reading →

Last year, we 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 ever... Continue Reading →

Emoji Day lands right on July 17th, so it's a perfect summer reading program event.  Not really sure why emojis need their own day, but it's a great way to get tweens and teens into the library.  We did a lot of pretty simple crafts that kids loved; some I took off Pinterest and I'll... Continue Reading →

Library Escape Rooms are really big right now, so I tried to design this program so that any library can try to duplicate it.  Because making something like this is kinda daunting--where do you even start?  From what I've read, starting at the end is the best way to do it. UPDATE: My "Escape Room... Continue Reading →

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