Beginning this fall, I’m collaborating with Michelle, our teen librarian, on a series of STEM-focused maker programs, called Make! The first one was this week and featured Lego Mindstorms Robotics, which are small, customizable robots you program using special computer software. We did two programs back-to-back after school, with eleven kids in grades 4-5 followed… Continue reading Make! Lego Mindstorms Robotics
During October, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head have been hanging out at the front of the Children’s Department for kids to interact with. The Potato Heads have been modeling all sorts of Halloween costumes: We made all the pieces in-house, but the inspiration is from the Suring Area Public Library, via Pinterest.
Every fall, we invite the local kindergarten classes to take a field trip to the library. We just wrapped up this year’s visits and it was a success with over 200 kindergarteners coming through! The visits have two components; first, they get a tour of the Children’s Department, which includes a stop in the computer… Continue reading Grocery Store Play Literacy
Last week, I posted about App Advisory for Parents on the ALSC blog. In a nutshell, another librarian and I did a program called “Appy Hour” at which we talked with parents about our favorite apps for kids ages 2-10. I haven’t had a chance to update my library’s website with the handout from that… Continue reading Appy Hour App Advisory for Parents