When I came up with this one, I wanted to do something tie into the the Summer Reading theme of "Universe of Stories."  But I didn't want to do just rockets or spaceships.  Instead I got inspiration from the egg drop challenges I did in grade school. So after we went over rules, I told... Continue Reading →

NEW challenge and NEW library!  I recently changed libraries, and started a new Lego Club, same day and same time (Thursdays @ 6 PM).  I was initially worried that no one would come to Lego Club, those worries were quickly put to rest.  We started small at first with only 8, but by the second... Continue Reading →

So I thought up this idea a few weeks ago.  A library assistant suggested that we have a library mascot over the summer and hide it around the library or around town and we take pictures of it.  I think most libraries do something like this on Facebook, and it's a great way to engage... Continue Reading →

Races are always a great idea for a Lego Club.  They can get a bit chaotic, but kids definitely get really into it.  We've done a few races over the years, from zip line races to wind racers.  The goal was always to build something fast, but this time I thought it would be great... Continue Reading →

The one question I always try to answer with my programming is "why?"  As in, "Why should I come to the library?"  It's always easier to not do something, then to go out and do something, so I always try to keep that in mind when programming.  Library programs should be engaging, inclusive, educational, and... Continue Reading →

I thought this one would be great for Halloween!!  It was a good concept, but my kiddos seemed to have more of a problem with this one than normal--so here's what I learned. After going over rules, I told my kiddos that we would making monsters for Halloween.  BUT we would only be making HALF... Continue Reading →

So this one was a little out there, even for me.  But I really do like to challenge my kids, and liked the idea of making multiple pieces that created one big story at the end. So after we talked about rules, I told my kiddos that our theme today would be "Mad Libs."  So... Continue Reading →

I've done several storytimes about body parts, but this is the first one I did solely about hands.  Eye hand coordination is obviously very important for a child's development, so I think I picked some great stories, rhymes, and an activity to help with that. Stories "High Five Animals!" just came out and it is... Continue Reading →

This one is kinda like my opposite storytime, which I'll write about later, but talking about size is another easy theme.  And talking about perception is a great way for kiddos to learn about how to more effectively communicate through classification.  So here's what I've used to talk about size. Stories "I'm the Biggest Thing... Continue Reading →

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