Middle Ground Book Fest is one bright, shiny, happy thing that’s in our library world right now. Let’s appreciate it, celebrate it, and lift it up. … Read More Middle Ground Book Fest: what is it, and why should you be excited?
You stumble across a new idea for a children’s program! Your screen glows with the promise of good things to come. To dive into the idea and learn more, keep reading. To ignore your instincts and abort the mission, hit ctrl + w. Choose Your Own Adventure is not affiliated with this program or blog… Read More Write Your Own Adventure – A CYOA Creative Writing Program for Kids
Creative writing in libraries is a no-brainer. I will always have a special fondness for creative writing programs: when I was a kid I would spend hours filling notebooks with my “novels,” and was encouraged to continue after winning a children’s creative writing contest put on by my local library. Now I have the opportunity… Read More Creative Writing for Tweens: 9 weeks of program outlines
National Poetry Month is approaching, and my library is preparing with a Poem-A-Day contest – the winners of which will be displayed during the month of April. There are three age categories, children, teens, and adults. Guess which one has received the fewest entries. Teens! We decided to run a lunch hour “Poetry Blitz: Inspiration Station”… Read More Teen Poetry Blitz: Inspiration Station in the Library (with free downloadable toolkit!)