Thrive Thursday

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After school programming.

Record breaker party -Activities to challenge kids and engage them in the popular Guinness World Records books! Library Games, Teen Library, Library Activities, Activities For Teens, Library Ideas, Party Activities, Teen Programs, Library Programs, School Programs

Afterschool World Records Program - Mallory Tells Stories

An afterschool world records library program for K-5

Looking for Summer Reading program ideas – check out Bryce’s awesome superhero party! Villains Party, Superhero Villains, Superhero Ideas, Superhero Party, Build A Better World, Summer Reading Program, Library Programs, Slc, Super Heros

Superhero PK-2 Party

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 Kelly at the Library: Life Sized Chutes & Ladders

Kidding Around: Life Sized Chutes and Ladders

For this month's Thrive Thursday blog hop, I am sharing a life sized Chutes and Ladders program I did yesterday at our monthly program Kidding Around. I was inspired to do this program by Amy at the Show Me Librarian and Anna at Future Librarian Superhero. I basically followed the same plan Amy and Anna did at their programs, with a few minor changes. It was surprisingly fun, easy and inexpensive. The only money I spent was for a bag of fun sized candy to pass out if kids made it through the…

Anne from So Tomorrow shared her self-directed maker stations that could also be used as passive stations in your library. Teen Programs, Library Programs, Steam Learning, Summer Reading Program, Stem Steam, Coding For Kids, Media Center, Programming, Crafts For Kids

Self-Directed Maker Program

We have started doing regular maker programs for kids (grades 3-6). These will be self-directed programs where the attendees can choose fro...

Library Spy Program: the prep work - Miss Meg's Storytime Secret Agent Party, Breakout Edu, Spy Kids, Spy Party, Library Programs, Programming For Kids, Last Day Of School, Class Projects, Story Time

Miss Meg has a blog series about her Spy Academy, which took place over multiple events.

In the Coretta Scott King Book Awards presented the John Steptoe Award for New Talent to Theodore Taylor III, illustrator of "When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop," written by Laban Carrick Hill. Dj Kool Herc, Carnegie Hall, Black History Books, Black History Month, Black Children's Books, Coretta Scott King, King Book, Thing 1, B 13

Proposed Program: Meet the Music

It all started with Little Melba! Little Melba and Her Big Trombone was one of my favorite books of 2014! This swinging picture book biography (winner of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for…

Angie's Noon Years Eve Party looks like way too much fun!

Noon Year’s Eve @ Your Library!

Last January, I first heard about libraries hosting Noon Year’s Eve parties for kids on New Year’s Eve, celebrating the new year at NOON instead of midnight. My only regret was that I …

Tips on booktalking from the experts over at Jbrary! In High School, After School, Kids Library, Library Ideas, Reading Adventure, Build A Better World, Teacher Librarian, Library Programs, Library Displays

Adventures in Booktalking - Jbrary

Since starting my current position as a “middle years” focused children’s librarian, I’ve spent a good chunk of time developing relationships with the Teacher Librarians at my area schools. It’s been a wonderful part of my job – all of my TLs are super friendly and open to collaboration. We’ve been developing ways we can... Continue reading Adventures in Booktalking

 & grade parents and teachers: An online comics club for kids with weekly book recommendations and Comics Creation Challenges! Book Club Books, Good Books, My Books, Books For Tweens, Activities For Boys, Library Programs, Student Reading, Book Girl, 5th Grades

Comics Club: Why encourage kids to read and create comics?

I will be leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students this spring. I’m very excited about it. I thought I could lead a stripped down version of comics club here at Deli…

Amulet: The Stonekeeper, Kazu Kibuishi This graphic novel series is the gateway drug to reading for kids who are reluctant readers. Great Books, My Books, Books To Read, Reading Books, Guided Reading, Book Series, Book 1, Kids Series, Books For Tweens

Tween Book Club Extension Activities - Jbrary

Book and activity ideas for a library Tween Book Club.

 Kelly at the Library shares another great American Girl Party idea, featuring Grace. American Girl Books, American Girl Parties, Girls Club, After School, Kid Stuff, Thursday, Ms, Homeschool, Party

American Girl Club: Meet Grace

For this month's Thrive Thursday bloghop, I figured I would share a new post about one of the most popular programs at my library, our American Girl Club. Every year, American Girl releases a new "Girl of the Year". The "Girl of the Year" has stories set in present day, and is only available for one year. This is kind of a good news/bad news situation for my library's American Girl Club. The good news is there is a new American Girl to focus on, which always seems to excite the kids that…

I have wanted to do a Harry Potter Party at my library for a long time, mainly because I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Big surprise, right?

ATLAS: Harry Potter Party

I have wanted to do a Harry Potter Party at my library for a long time, mainly because I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Big surprise, right? I tried to plan one last fall, but the beginning of the school year meant not many kids could come, and my plans were foiled. I've been waiting for an excuse to use my ideas, and the recent Harry Potter Book Night worked perfectly. In this post I will take you through each part of the event, and share tips and tricks I learned. Part 1: Sorting Ceremony…

An inventive low-prep car program for school break / half-day ideas!

Car Day

If you are from the Midwest, then you know that January in Michigan is cold and snowy. By the end of the month, both the kids and parents have been cooped up too long and are going a bit stir crazy. This program idea came out of both that and something that I used to do when I was little-make masking tape roads for cars. I started by booking the largest room in our library-the auditorium. Our auditorium easily fits 200 people, while our Activity Room where play times are normally held fits…

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Toy Stories: Traction Man Action Figure

The picture book series following Traction Man and his trusty sidekick, Scrubbing Brush, is filled with adventure and rescue missions. Here’s a craft that requires a little prep work, but wil…

Flannel Stories – Thrive After Three Thrive Le Vel, Thrive Experience, Flannel Friday, Story Time, Beachbody, How To Look Pretty, Feel Good, Thursday, Sick

Storytime University: Thrive Thursday Badge!

A while back, Lisa, creator of Thrive Thursday, asked if there might be a place in Storytime University for a Thrive Thursday badge, much like the one existing for Flannel Friday. At first thought,…