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

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

Bees are incredible creatures. And without bees, our ecosystems would be irreparably damaged. But bees have a bad reputation among children (they’re scary!), and I want to change that. I’m sharing all my resources for this program so that you can help change that too. If you are a teacher or a librarian, feel free… Read More Un-BEE-Lievable Science: A bee themed lesson plan for grades 3 – 6

An Indoor Teddy Bear Picnic

While planning summer programs, I became super excited about the idea of throwing an over-the-top adorable Teddy Bear Picnic. We have a beautiful big park and pond behind the library. I pictured doily bunting on stakes, hanging around plaid picnic blankets. “Toss the cupcake” lawn game. Cookies on faux china plates, and lemonade in tea… Read More An Indoor Teddy Bear Picnic

Superhero Party in the Library – Program Outline

We do a big, all ages, pop-culture themed party once every 2 months, and March Break seemed like the perfect time to try a Superhero Party! This station based party was even zanier than the previous ones. Over 100 people trekked through a blizzard – most of them in little superhero costumes! Here’s how we… Read More Superhero Party in the Library – Program Outline