Storytime Bonanza Follow-Up

I can’t believe I forgot to take photos at the Storytime Bonanza Workshop!  I find I’m always too interested in what is going on to take time to remember things like taking pictures–especially when we have such great presenters as all those IFLS...

Cool IFLS-Related Posts

In case you don’t have the Youth Services Shout-Out (WLA’s Youth Services Section blog) on your regular list of blogs to read:1.  You should consider adding it to your list–lots of great information and inspiration there!2.  Check out the...

Springy Display in Ladysmith

I’m starting to feel like I’m in a children’s fantasy book, where some Spirit of Winter or White Witch has made it so we will never have Spring.  If I went into the Ladysmith Public Library and saw this cheery display, I’d have new...

Preschool Superhero Party in Eau Claire

I’m not sure where this idea originated, but the fun-loving staff at the Eau Claire Public Library took it and ran with it!  I’m just going to give you some captioned photos so you can experience the fun by feasting your eyes.  These pictures...

St. Croix Falls Teen Intern Grant!

Cole Zrostlik wrote recently with the happy news that the St. Croix Falls Public Library has received another national grant!  YALSA and Dollar General sponsor a grant to help libraries hire teen interns to help with the Summer Library Program–both to help...

RLPL Geeks Folk Dancing!

Many thanks to Ashley Bieber, Rice Lake Public Library, for this guest blog post! A couple of months ago I was introduced to an Americorps volunteer that is in town through November.  It turns out she was very interested in folk dancing and had taught at a...

SLP Incentives–take 2

I got a great message from Alisha at the public library in Eau Claire in response to a recent blog post about incentives (THANKS, Alisha!).  She’s trying out an exciting new incentive program for the Summer Library Program: I decided to try something new...

Drive-In at the Library

Thanks to Julie Belz from Ellsworth for this post!I just wanted to share with you a very awesome, fun, cute storytime we had last week.  I borrowed this idea from Marge Loch-Wouters Tiny Tips for Library Fun for a Drive-In Movie day.  I had the parents bring...

Silly Mysteries for Storytime

Many thanks to Jerissa Christianson, the youth services librarian in Amery, for sharing these fun ideas for jazzing up storytime with a little bit of intrigue! Activities JarWrite out a variety of activities on several small pieces of colored paper. Example activities...