Impromptu Shows at Hudson

A puppet stage made out of a refrigerator box for the summer program is still engaging the imaginations of kids in Hudson–and entertaining their audiences, too!The famous Hudson storytime mascot Baby Bear got his own garden this year, too. Storytime kids planted...

Summer Library Program Event

I know, I know! You are still in recovery from this year’s Summer Library Program! But if you have plans to attend the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Milwaukee in November, you have the chance to get energized about the theme (NIGHT TIME) and...

Laptops on the Loose in Rice Lake!

A wide variety of ages are drawn to work with Laptops on the Loose!Many of you attended the workshop last week about using technology in programs for kids and teens and got to try using Scratch and some other fun technology projects. If you didn’t go and want to...

Wow! Flannel Boards!

*Image from Roving Fiddlehead Kidlit BlogEveryone knows that a good, old-fashioned flannel board story, or a story with some props, will never, ever, ever go out of style in the storytime circuit. Even if you aren’t that comfortable with telling stories without...

Bus Tour Road Trip

I’ve heard many people say that seeing what other libraries are doing can be the best way to get re-energized at your own library. Sometimes this is as complex as coming up with a whole new space. Sometimes it is seeing a cool new display idea, or even a flyer...