Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

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

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Gingerbread Book Character Scavenger Hunt

I fell in love with this idea by Cinjoella. She did a teen version here, and I wanted to create a kid’s version. I used a few of her ideas … Continue reading

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Bones Adult Flannel Board

To celebrate its 10th season (and 200th episode!), I created a Bones flannel board. Since I already made Julie Benz for my Dexter set, I decided to add a couple … Continue reading

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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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One-Year Anniversary Thrive Thursday Roundup! (11/6/14)

We have an exciting roundup for this month’s school age blog hop! To celebrate the one-year anniversary, I’ve compiled some stats to share with you: We have 250 members on our … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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Here’s your chance to participate in this month’s school age programming blog hop! If you have an amazing program to share please post a link in the comments section below … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

If You Give…Numeroff Party for the School Age!

Inspired by Jbrary’s Book Character Roundup, I decided to do a Laura Numeroff Party after school. I read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake because it was the only … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Flannel Friday Roundup 10/17/14

Here is this week’s Flannel Friday! Carol has a “Taming the Monsters” storytime packed with monster fingerplays, flannels, and books. I thought I knew all the monster songs, but learned a … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment


Ragnhild Scamell’s Ouch is sadly out of print. I acquired a copy to create a flannel/puppet story to use in the fall. I changed a few details to make the … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Flannel Friday Placeholder 10/17/14

Now’s your chance to participate in this week’s Flannel Friday. If you have a submission, leave a link in the comments section. I’ll post a compilation at the end of … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

X-Files Adult Flannel Board

To celebrate Fox Mulder’s 53rd birthday, I made an X-Files flannel set. Complete with an alien and a “I Want to Believe” poster. Happy birthday, Mulder!

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Little Goblins Ten

Pamela Jane’s Little Goblins Ten is a perfect addition to any October storytime. The lyrical language reminds me of Ten Timid Ghosts. The Halloween version of “Over in the Meadow” … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

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