Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Why I Continue to Read Middle Grade Fiction

I’ve been asked by friends, colleagues, and family members, “Why do you read kid’s books?” My current position is more administrative. I no longer book talk to kids (or their … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Defeating the “Decline By 9”

Scholastic released their Kids & Family Reading Report. There were a lot of interesting seeds in there, but my biggest concern is the “Decline By 9.” I’ve seen this firsthand … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Fractured Fairy Tale Club: Book vs. Movie

In honor of our local theater featuring The Little Mermaid this summer, I decided to do a fractured fairy tale club to coordinate with them. Some local children will be … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book vs. Movie: Ant Bully

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one: Read the picture book The Ant Bully to the children. That way there is no requirement … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book vs. Movie: Epic

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one: Read the picture book Leaf Men to the children. That way there is no requirement … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book vs. Movie: Meet the Robinsons

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one: Read the picture book A Day with Wilbur Robinson to the children. That way there is … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book vs. Movie: Babar

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one: Read the picture book Babar to the children. That way there is no requirement to watch … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book vs. Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one: Read the picture book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to the children. That way there … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mary Poppins Club

Over a four-week period, I did reading club featuring the classic story of P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins. It was hugely successful with a high retention rate of early elementary school … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

Winnie the Pooh Book vs. Movie

Over the eight-week summer reading program I had a reading club featuring the classic stories of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. It was hugely successful with a high retention rate … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

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