A few pre-weekend nuggets

If you are anything like me, it is difficult to be inside working on a day like this (especially when there is so much work to be done OUTSIDE at home!).  Here are a few tidbits I’ve run across this week that might make staring at your computer more fun.No...

A Book Opera in Ellsworth

“I can’t check it out!”Julie Belz and the other fabulous staff in Ellsworth came up with a terrific skit to promote their summer library program, but this could be used to promote the library any time of year!  Here’s what she...

Homemade Lava Lamps

Thanks so much to Christy Rundquist from Pepin for this terrific guest post! The Homeschool Group at Pepin made “Lava Lamps” that would be a great activity for summer reading.  They also got to mix colors to make orange and purple, besides just the...

Summer Reading Lists from ALSC

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has updated and released three Summer Reading lists. The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Lists are available for K-8 students. Each is available to...

Storytimes that Fit!

Caregivers and babies (The Commons Getty Collection) One of the sessions I attended at the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries conference last week was by Ashley Theim-Menning about the importance of addressing the developmental milestones of the children...

School Age Survey

Marge Loch-Wouters over at Tiny Tips for Library Fun is working with Lisa Shaia from Thrive After Three have created a survey for librarians to find the pulse of what is happening in programs for school-age kids.  Take a few minutes to help out these generous and...