I heard about impact stories in passing while attending ALA Annual in July 2022. Since then, I feel it can be a game changer to how you not only handle story time, but also marketing, outreach, and just how you see yourself in the library. Think of impact stories as just a positive survey, or... Continue Reading →

Scavenger hunts are always an easy win. But cutting out all your Waldos or whatever, and placing them around the library can be a pain. That's why setting up a "permanent" scavenger hunt can be a huge time-saver. It's great for rainy days or large groups too!! I got this idea from the Milwaukee Art... Continue Reading →

Blog Update: Holy cats, I haven't posted in a year! Sorry about that! Since we still can't do Lego Club in person, I haven't really been coming up with any new ideas for them. But instead, I thought I would share my lesson plans for library visits. My library is in quite a unique spot,... Continue Reading →

The current outbreak has obviously made it impossible to meet up for a Lego Club.  But there's still many ways to engage with your kids and inspire creativity.  So for my first virtual Lego Club, I told my kiddos to take photos of their minifigures going on adventures in their house. I explained that all... Continue Reading →

So this is a art project I came up with for our "Santa Bruce Storytime," which we had during the holiday season.  I liked that our "Pete the Cat Storytime" wasn't JUST crafts, it was experiences like the "Walk with Pete" trail, and a community art section where kids could paint with shoes.  So with... Continue Reading →

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