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Eric Carle Author Study ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8XXQZc-78 The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favorite children’s books so I chose Eric Carle for my latest author study subject. A quick biography: Eric Carle was born on June 25, 1929 in Syracuse, NY and moved to Germany (where his mother was originally from) when he was six years old. Homesick for…… Continue reading Eric Carle Author Study ONLINE (2021)

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Mo Willems Author Study ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-txcdrzEgo This was my first time doing an author study and I really enjoyed it! I decided to do Mo Willems because, obviously. And while I know kids have read a ton of his books, I wasn’t sure they’d looked at his style with a critical eye or if they knew much about him as…… Continue reading Mo Willems Author Study ONLINE (2021)

Special Events · Teen

LitBoxLoot — Teen Subscription Boxes (2021)

March 2021 UPDATE: I did a follow up post about what exactly is in each box. Check it out! Happy New Year! I’m so excited to share this new 2021 program with you! Reaching patrons during the pandemic has been a chore. We’ve done a million videos from story times to Harry Potter projects to…… Continue reading LitBoxLoot — Teen Subscription Boxes (2021)

Special Events · STEAM

STEAM — Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows ONLINE (2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCQg6wfrG6U Doing a STEAM program online presented small challenges like making sure materials used were available to people at home or at least wouldn’t be too expensive to purchase, and how to do an experiment with kids that weren’t there! When you’re in person, you talk about the reactions taking place or the things they’re…… Continue reading STEAM — Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows ONLINE (2020)

Crafts · Special Events

New Year’s Eve — Party in a Bag!

I got the idea for a NYE “party in a bag” from a librarian in a Facebook group! I thought it sounded like such a fun idea and take home bags/crafts are really popular at my library. I wanted to include a variety of activities that could work for a wide range of ages and…… Continue reading New Year’s Eve — Party in a Bag!

Magic Tree House Book Club · Special Events

Magic Tree House Book Club — Dinosaurs Before Dark

Welcome to our first ever Magic Tree House Book Club! I had originally planned to open our club by reading chapters 1-5 of Dinosaurs Before Dark but I only had a few kids attend (it was SO nice outside today!) so I amended my original plan slightly. After reading chapters 1-3 we made our medallions.…… Continue reading Magic Tree House Book Club — Dinosaurs Before Dark

Special Events · story time

Kindergarten Story Time (2019)

One of my favorite annual storytime events. I love to get the kids excited about starting their school careers. School is such a big part of a child’s life for such a long time and kindergarten is the start of it all!To start, we talked about our kindergarten storytime rules: Sit criss-cross applesauceKeep our hands to…… Continue reading Kindergarten Story Time (2019)

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Space Craft — Second Session — Aliens & UFOs

This is a little #latergram but I still wanted to include it! I thought it would be fun to introduce the kids to aliens, UFOs, and conspiracy theories. 🙂 I started off with a PowerPoint presentation: Then it was time to make our craft: I found this idea on Green Kid Crafts. The first thing…… Continue reading Space Craft — Second Session — Aliens & UFOs

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Space Craft — First Session — Planets

This summer I’m holding a three-part space art program. In our first session we explored the planets! I was also able to re-use a couple print outs from my Ready, Set, Kindergarten — Space program, which was handy. To start, I read a few pages from The Planets by Gail Gibbons. (If you use this book,…… Continue reading Space Craft — First Session — Planets

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Toddler Drive-In

This was my first toddler drive-in and it was so much fun. And really, a super easy and cheap program! I created a slide in Canva so caregivers would know the supplies needed to create their child’s car: We did have registration for this program to ensure we would have enough materials for each kid.…… Continue reading Toddler Drive-In