A Few More Displays

In Durand:Kids register on groundhogs, ants or worms and they are added to the tunnel (created out of paper towels!)In Pepin, kids who read decorate a piece of the bookworm growing daily:In Bloomer, capitalizing on Badger-fever (and drawing talent!), here’s a...

Managing groups

This blog post from Marge Loch-Wouters has some marvelous ideas for making the summer visits from daycare centers, camps, and other organizations more manageable.  And if your summer is turning out to be full of mayhem from visits like this, it isn’t too...

Spring Valley Springs Forth!

After several years of declining Summer Library Program in Spring Valley, new director Elizabeth Steans and her fabulous staff are making up for lost time!  School visits, lots of talk, fun programs, and inviting decorations all added to the increased...

3 Great Early Literacy Opportunities!

1.  Some of you have already contacted me about the Early Literacy Minigrants being administered by the state this year, to help you create a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program or develop an early literacy space in your library.  In case you...

Digging in to Decorations in Somerset

 What do you do with a bunch of kids who are hanging around in the library when you’ve got so much to do–like decorate your space for the summer library program?  Hmmmm….well, if you are Mariah in Somerset, this is a match made in...