Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
This was a nice, easy program to run for this year’s summer reading program. I asked my coworkers to save some materials:
I also supplied:
I found a funny picture book conveniently titled Egg Drop by Mini Grey that I read to everyone at the beginning of the program. I then asked the children to get into teams. I instructed each team that they were allowed to use:
Each team had to construct something that the egg would fit into (I wouldn’t allow the eggs to brought out until the very end of the program). Luckily it was a gorgeous day outside and I’m blessed to have an amazing library property. So I took all the kids outside and lined them up. Each team had a chance to secure their egg, then give me their team name and egg name. We counted down from 5 and I dropped the egg from about 10′. The local newspaper came and printed some awesome photos!