Galaxy Jars with Mini-Lesson on Nebulae

I heard through the grapevine that my neighbours to the south are celebrating A Universe of Stories as their Summer Reading theme this year! Canadians are celebrating Our Natural World. I know some people might not consider galaxies as part of our natural world, but I sure do. I imagine hundreds of American Librarians (hey,… Read More Galaxy Jars with Mini-Lesson on Nebulae

Un-BEE-Lievable Science: A bee themed lesson plan for grades 3 – 6

Note: While the lesson plan and program guide for Un-BEE-Lievable are complete, some of the resources are a work in progress. Because the program fits in perfectly with children’s summer programs (especially in Canada where the 2019 SRC theme is Natural World), I decided to post it as early as possible. I will update with… Read More Un-BEE-Lievable Science: A bee themed lesson plan for grades 3 – 6

How to Teach Kids the Basics of Ukulele Playing

It’s small town front page news! Kids can learn how to play the ukulele at the library. Teaching ukulele skills is a fun way to engage children with music education – and it might even inspire a life long passion! Parents are so appreciative for a cheap and casual alternative to expensive and intense music… Read More How to Teach Kids the Basics of Ukulele Playing

Tween Club: How to Build a Tween Community at Your Library

This week I was thrilled to attend the OLA Child and Youth Expo in Toronto. I was also thrilled to present my first ever poster board, all about how to build community at your library with Tween Club. I loved connecting with other librarians who serve tweens, and sharing ideas about how to improve their… Read More Tween Club: How to Build a Tween Community at Your Library