Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

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

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Room on the Broom Bingo

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one to celebrate the spooky season! This one is a little different. The book and … Continue reading

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Pre-K Halloween Party

Over the past few years I’ve slowly introduced preschool holiday celebrations. I’ve done this for a couple of reasons: 1) Some preschoolers do not go to preschool. They have friends … 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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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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Bones Adult Flannel Board

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

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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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

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