Category: Children

Superhero Training Camp Programming Idea

Who couldn’t use a little more superhero mid-week?  Here’s a library programming idea from Augusta Public Library that might work for those libraries that have a good number of staff and/or volunteers.  They hosted a superhero “training camp” last weekend.  They shared some photos on their Facebook page. Lisa Oglesby Daniels explains a bit more …

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What’s New in Storytime?

During my first week here at NCKL, I discovered a great archived webinar called What’s New for Storytime that I highly recommend.  Infopeople (in California) is known for high-quality webinar programming, offered nationally.  They didn’t disappoint with this nicely paced event featuring new children’s books with the 6 early literacy skills in mind.  Though this is …

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Common Core Standards

Many of you may not have heard of Common Core State Standards, but if you still have a school librarian in your community, they know all about the standards.  Forty-five states including Kansas have adopted the standards that will take affect in 2014.  The authors of this initiative are the National Governors Association Center for …

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Summer Reading is Awesome!

Recently, I joined Susan Mueller and volunteers at the Herington Public Library for stories, crafts, and wonderful snacks.  The younger children made bat masks and everyone had an opportunity to frost a homemade bat cookie.  Chocolate milk and gummi worms rounded out this yummy treat.  If I counted correctly, there were over 60 children for …

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READ ACROSS AMERICA

Each year, the National Educators Association sponsors Read Across America.  This awareness program calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.  This year the theme is green and the spotlight will be on the book, The Lorax.  March 2 is also the day the movie, The …

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Reading is Not Optional

Author, Walter Dean Myers, was sworn-in yesterday as the nation’s third Ambassador for Young People’s Literature at the Library of Congress.  His slogan for the two-year post is “Reading is Not Optional.” In an interview with David Greene from NPR, Myers stressed the importance of early literacy by saying,   “Well, one of the things …

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Little Pigs at Storytime

NCKLS subscribes to the Children’s Programming Monthly from ALA Editions.  This month, little piggies make an appearance at storytime.  The author of the article is Rob Reid.   He suggests reading If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff.  Then have the children join in with the traditional nursery rhyme, “This Little …

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2011 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

I hope everyone is enjoying Kansas Reads to Preschoolers week!   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is such a creative work that lends itself to lots of different activities.  Manhattan used their new magnetic board for a self-directed play activity for children and parents. 

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Create a Culture of Reading at Home

I came across a great blog entry that you might want to pass on to parents of the children who visit your library.  This is from the website of the magazine Mothering.  They no longer have a print magazine, but have daily articles online. Create a Culture of Reading at Home.

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Fifty Ways to Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer

A nice post on the blog Mothering.com by Gwen Spencer. If you’d like to encourage your kids to read more (and watch less) this summer, here you will find half a hundred easy ideas. Reading isn’t the most important thing, it’s the ONLY thing! Read more of the article here: http://mothering.com/fun/fifty-ways-keep-your-kids-reading-all-summer Mothering was a print …

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