Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

Shark in the Park

To celebrate Flannel Friday’s celebration of Shark Week I decided to expand my storytelling version of Shark in the Park. It’s one of my most asked for stories with my … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Dexter Adult Flannel Board

After all the fun comments I received on my Breaking Bad flannel board for adults, I decided to make one for Dexter! I included Dexter, his kill suit, Trinity, Rita, … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Breaking Bad Adult Flannel Board

As I was coloring Bradley Cooper with my pack of multicultural crayons, the muse hit me! Why don’t I make a felt board set for grownups? After all, felt is … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 7 Comments

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