Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

One Mitten

Kristine O’Connell George’s One Mitten has been sitting in my TBM pile for about two years now! I had a vision in my head that required prep work and never … Continue reading

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Bear Hunt Obstacle Course

I’ve had A Librarian Less Ordinary’s Bear Hunt Idea in my file for one year. Finally I worked out the details in my head and had time to work on … Continue reading

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A Kiss Like This

A Kiss Like This is a cute, quick story perfect for Valentine’s Day. Each baby animal kisses their grownup. Easy to use with toddlers and preschoolers. To check out more … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Supernatural Adult Flannel Board

To celebrate Dean Winchester’s 36th birthday this month (January 24th if you want to light a candle), I added a Supernatural set to my adult flannel board collection. I added … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Snowman Book Character Scavenger Hunt

  I stole this idea from Cinjoella. You can find her version here. I used her ideas and added a few of my own to create a winter scavenger hunt. … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Resolve to Rock in 2015!

Storytime Underground is encouraging children’s librarians to Resolve to Rock in 2015! I used to choke when it came to goal setting when I started out my career. I’ve had … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 10 Comments

Olaf’s 1, 2, 3 Flannel Story

With the popularity of Frozen, I decided to flannelize the counting story, Olaf’s 1, 2, 3! I plan on using this until the pieces melt. Between my in-house and outreach … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elf on a Shelf Craft Program

I had a special December program that I called Elf on a Shelf Extravaganza. It was for all ages and a huge success! I picked a couple of books and … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Felt Board Table: The “Winter” Collection featuring Frozen

My Felt Board Table is the best independent “program” I’ve ever come up with. It’s more popular than my scavenger hunts! We have families of all ages play with this from … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Preschool Dance Party

After being inspired by a list of bloggers (Jbrary, Catch the Possibilities, Biblipbop, The Show Me Librarian, and Fat Girl Reading to name a few), I decided to have my … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

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