Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Felt Board Table: The Fall Collection

    I tested out my felt board table during this year’s summer reading program. It was a huge hit! Children of all ages, and most of their grownups, loved playing … Continue reading

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What Will Pumpkin Be? Halloween Scavenger Hunt

My scavenger hunts have been the perfect activity for all ages. It usually takes a couple of hours planning my my part and about $15-20 for a book, and it … Continue reading

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Successful Public and School Collaboration

  Over the past few years my school partner and I have been getting the word out about our successful relationship. Marge Loch-Wouters asked me to share some tips for … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book vs. Movie: Madeline

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one to celebrate the 75th anniverary of Madeline! Read the picture book Madeline aloud. That way there … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer Reading Bingo Game

You may remember my Summer Reading Board Game from last year. While it worked well, some of my great readers went through a game in one day! So this year … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rick Riordan Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the upcoming book in Rick Riordan’s series, I created a riddle scavenger hunt. It’s easy and ready to steal! Print out the file with the ballots and picture … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Scavenger Hunt

I’m having so much fun with my Independent Learning Station! The kids have loved the scavenger hunts I’ve been setting up and it appeals to all ages. To celebrate the … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Library Lend a Friend

Inspired by my local preschool and Future Librarian Superhero, I began a flat friends project at my library called Lend a Friend. (I didn’t want to use stuffed animals because … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 5 Comments

Slime Making: Fizz Boom Read!

  We got really messy this week in our Weird Science program. We made three different slime recipes and played around with each one to see which was the gooiest … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Another Great Book Review!

Do you have summer reading burnout! Here’s a great gift to yourself… Shaia, Lisa M. After-School Clubs for Kids. Chicago, American Library Association, 2014. 192p. index. $45.00pa. ISBN 13: 978-0-8389-1202-7. … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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