Special Events · Teen

LitBoxLoot — Teen Subscription Boxes (2021)

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 STEAM programs … and reaching teens is a whole different prospect. We did an online QuaranTEEN scavenger hunt over…… Continue reading LitBoxLoot — Teen Subscription Boxes (2021)

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween December Take Home Craft (2020)

How cute are these? They’re ornaments but don’t scream CHRISTMAS! They came individually wrapped from Oriental Trading and are perfect for both pandemic germ control and librarian time savings! I put each individual pack in a brown lunch bag to make them easier to distribute; included a flyer about our new subscription boxes (more on…… Continue reading Teen/Tween December Take Home Craft (2020)

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!

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Cookie Story Time ONLINE (2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGL8JBmB6bE&t=48s Welcome Song: We Clap and Sing HelloWe clap and sing hello,We clap and sing hello,With our friends at storytime,We clap and sing hello! Tap and sing hello // Stretch and sing hello // Wave and sing helloSource: Storytime Katie Song: The Wheels on the Bus Book: The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson; illustrated…… Continue reading Cookie Story Time ONLINE (2020)

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Pajama Storytime ONLINE (2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZPviLzCUJM Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell) We clap and sing hello, We clap and sing hello, With our friends at story time, We clap and sing hello! We tap and sing hello (tap knees) // We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) // We wave…… Continue reading Pajama Storytime ONLINE (2020)

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween November Take Home Craft (2020)

I’ve discovered the secret for teen take home craft participation! Order from Oriental Trading and they will come. These crafts were PERFECT. Cute for any teenagers bedroom in the fall AND they came individually wrapped! I put each individual pack in a brown lunch bag to make them easier to distribute and that was it!…… Continue reading Teen/Tween November Take Home Craft (2020)

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Thanksgiving Baby Story Time (2020) ONLINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V0XmAGO7OE&t=163s I got a lot of these songs and rhymes from the librarian where I did my practicum. Welcome Song: Open Shut ThemOpen, shut them,Open, shut them,Give a little clap, clap, clap!Open, shut them,Open, shut them,Put them in your lap, lap, lap!Creep them, crawl them, Creep them, crawl them, Right up to your chin, chin,…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Baby Story Time (2020) ONLINE

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween October Take Home Craft (2020)

Aren’t these adorable?? I got the idea (and picture!) from Smart School House. I bought green tealights on Amazon. They were actually white with green lights but when they’re turned on, they make the whole thing glow green so they worked pretty well. I would have preferred the awesome green sparkly ones in the picture…… Continue reading Teen/Tween October Take Home Craft (2020)

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Bird Story Time (2020) ONLINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcNnfzxLqvE Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell) We clap and sing hello, We clap and sing hello, With our friends at story time, We clap and sing hello! We tap and sing hello (tap knees) // We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) // We wave and…… Continue reading Bird Story Time (2020) ONLINE