Wholesome Hour aka Read-a-loud Time or Cocoa Club

Picture this: A room full of school aged kids, quietly sipping hot chocolate, nibbling on popcorn, and listening to the librarian read-a-loud from a novel. Some are sitting on pillows, completely rapt. Some are at nearby tables, doodling. Others are lying down with their eyes closed and a smile on their face. This is not… Read More Wholesome Hour aka Read-a-loud Time or Cocoa Club

Marvel Trivia for Tweens and Teens

I have run tons of trivia events for tweens and teens: Star Wars, Pokemon, Stranger Things, NHL, Harry Potter, Superheros, and now: The Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ideally, I run trivia events shortly before or after a major movie release. That’s pretty much all the time when it comes to Marvel movies (and every December when… Read More Marvel Trivia for Tweens and Teens

Draw Cute Animals – Tween Program Outline

This program was a huge draw (sorry I had to!) Kids come together and learn how to draw cute animals step by step. They also learn how to develop their own personal style, and how to infuse their drawings with characterization. It’s about drawing skills, yes. But it’s also about characterization skills. Storytelling. Humor. Artistic… Read More Draw Cute Animals – Tween Program Outline

How to pull off a Library Board Game Cafe on a budget

Board games and libraries are an obvious dream team. Libraries value literacy, critical thinking, storytelling, community building, and unique experiences – board games encourage all of those things too. But board game events can seem dry and old fashioned to people who don’t yet know how awesome new board games can be. There are so… Read More How to pull off a Library Board Game Cafe on a budget