Category: Children

Passive Programming

If you are like many directors, you may be overwhelmed by the thought of hosting a Summer Reading Program at your library. Not every Summer Reading Program needs expensive presenters or time consuming programming.  With limited time and limited help, you may be tempted to forgo the effort.  However, passive programming may be able to …

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National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month: “a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.” To learn more about NFCM, visit the USA Child Welfare website. Since it’s difficult …

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2017 Summer Reading Workshop

If you missed Sherry Norfolk’s spectacular Summer Reading workshop, it is now available as a video! Click this link to watch: Summer Reading Workshop: Build a Better World Workshop Resources: Build a Better World Resources Build a Better World Breakout EDU

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Sphero Color Maze Challenge

With the final Fall Youth Workshop fast approaching, I thought I’d share a short video of some of the fun system librarians had coding Sphero. The final workshop will take place at the Emporia Public Library on Friday, September 23 from 10:00 to 12:00. It’s not too late to register.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day–September 19th

Planning to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at your library? Check out these program ideas: Themed Programs: International Talk Like a Pirate Day from Teen Services Underground Strike Yer Colors! There Be Pirates Here! Arrrrr! (TPIB: Talk Like a Pirate Day) from School Library Journal Avast! A Pirate Storytime for Booklubbers from The …

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Pokémon Go and Libraries

Have you noticed your patrons playing Pokémon Go? If you haven’t, you will. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game you can play using a smart phone. It released on Friday, July 8th, and is already a huge sensation. You want more information about the game and how you can use it in your library, check out …

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Free and legal Pictures…

If you are searching for pictures to use in a project and that are free and legal to use, consider this repository of free public domain pictures: http://www.pdpics.com/ Dec 2015

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Considering adding Apps to Storytime?

Check out this how to video: Media Mentorship and Using Apps in Storytime! I found this video through the Let the Wild Rumpus Start blog. The blog is a great resource for storytime and programming ideas. The blog’s author likes STEM stuff and tech, so she’s a good choice if you’re looking for ways to expand …

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Toys’ Costume Party

If you’re looking for a different Halloween program this year, consider a costumes for toys Maker party. Making kid-sized costumes can be overwhelming for an adult, but making costumes for stuffed animals and action figures. . .that’s completely do-able for almost anyone! This program is perfect for kids aging out of Trick-or-Treating, too. They have the skills …

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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2015

The Kansas State Library has updated the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers page with activities and curriculum tie-ins for Is Your Mama a Llama?  On the website, there is a link to the Is Your Mama a Llama Pinterest board which has loads of craft ideas! And, a link to register your own Kansas Reads to …

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