STORYTIME CRATES My library system seeks to be as efficient as possible and to avoid duplication of workload. Some tasks are centralized (i.e. collection development). Other tasks and responsibilities are split between a team of librarians. This is the case with storytime planning. Nine of us are responsible for planning and presenting storytime sessions. We…
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This was another successful, Saturday morning children’s program I conducted while employed as a Children’s Librarian for a small, city library in rural Idaho. Prepping the program was super simple, and the munchkins had a loud and noisy blast putting together their DIY tambourines. This is a great project for kids as it promotes phonological…
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This was one of many monthly, Saturday morning children’s programs I conducted while working as a Children’s Librarian in Idaho.* I miss planning and implementing them. These were super fun, and I always had such a nice turnout (10-20 children and their adults). For this particular program, I set up three crafting tables complete with…
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This is Five Little Raccoons flannelboard set I created for the Raccoon themed storytime crate I put together during the Fall of 2015. Flannelboard: Five Little Raccoons (via Delta Township District Library) One little raccoon looking for things to do, Along came another and then there were two. Two curious raccoons trying so hard to…
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These are the three felt animals I created to flesh out the flannelboard collection that already existed at my library. I combined the two sets in order to say the Into the Woods flannelboard rhyme during a series of Raccoon themed storytime sessions. Flannelboard Rhyme: Into the Woods (via Abby the Librarian) In the woods,…
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Five Little Moose flannelboard set I created for the Moose Storytime Crate I put together during the Fall of 2015. As you can tell from the photo, I got a bit carried away and used too much glue. Lesson learned.
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This is the graphic I put together for the Spooky Fun with Math and Science Workshop I’ll be conducting on Monday. This particular graphic took 10 minutes to create using Microsoft PPT.
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Next month Idaho will celebrate Family Read Week (November 16th–22nd). This year’s theme is Building a Community of Readers. Given the theme, I am planning a “Build it at the Library and Read” program featuring guest celebrity, Bob the Builder. Bob the Builder will read stories, and meet and greet children and their families. This…
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Another graphic I put together to market the monthly children’s program using Microsoft PPT. This time simple graphic took 5 minutes to create.
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Here’s a photo of the Halloween themed library book display I put together for this month using Microsoft PPT and colored construction paper.
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