This is another book club I did last summer with another librarian. This time we read The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall. I just love the Penderwicks books and the first one makes a great title for a summer book club. The plan: We… Continue reading The Penderwicks Book Club
I did this storytime today and only had two families come. (It’s our first nice day–60 degrees!–in months, so I’m sure everyone was outside enjoying the weather.) The two boys were pretty wiggly, so I cut it shorter than I normally would and made some changes on the fly, which I describe below. You can… Continue reading Baby Storytime: Bugs
I was going through some old files and found the plan for a book club another librarian and I did together last summer, for the book 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass. The book club was for 4th and 5th graders. Even though the book is from 2009, the entire series continues to be well-read at our… Continue reading 11 Birthdays Book Club
Remember the Drive-In Movie? Well, it was so cute, we decided to do a similar program, but we turned boxes into train cars this time. AND IT WAS ADORBS. The kids had a lot of fun decorating their train cars and then running around our “train tracks” and we got a lot of positive feedback… Continue reading Wild About Trains!
I tend to very loosely theme my baby storytimes because it gives me some focus when planning. That said, in this storytime I only did three things related to my train theme. I did, however, use the parachute for only the second time ever! I got it last summer and haven’t gotten the hang of… Continue reading Baby Storytime: Trains
The past couple summers, we’ve done a Life-Sized Candy Land program. And it has been a huge, crazy program both times, but the families LOVE it. We do two sessions on consecutive days and get about 400 people total over both days. You can see pictures here, and they give a pretty good idea of… Continue reading Life-Sized Candy Land