Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Shark in the Dark

To celebrate Flannel Friday’s Shark Week I made a sequel to one of my kid’s favorites…Shark in the Dark. Nick Sharratt’s series is out of print and insanely expensive from … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Moon Might Be Milk

Lisa Shulman’s The Moon Might Be Milk is sadly out of print. But the story can still be used in puppet form if you can’t get your hands on a … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Puppet Story

Eve Bunting’s Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? is Seuss-esque and perfect for puppet storytelling! I used a cheat sheet Have You Seen My New Blue Socks, my puppet bin, … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Afterschool Program Resources

I just finished my Infopeople course, Afterschool and Out of School Programming. It was a fantastic experience! It was a great group of professional librarians exchanging ideas. I want to … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Today is Monday Felt Story & Song

  I love this classic story and song. I use it with all kinds of themes: food, Thanksgiving, animals, family, days of the week. Greg & Steve’s song is a … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian

This is one of my new favs–it reminds me of Pete the Cat! The story is so versatile to fit a number of themes: getting dressed, farm, animals, tractors, stories … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mo Willems’ We Are in a Play: Library Style

I wrote a play based on Mo Willems’ books featuring his famous characters Elephant and Piggie. I blended elements of a few stories together: My Friend is Sad, Are You Ready to … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

This is a new-to-me story, even though it’s about ten years old. I just fell in love with it and so have all of my kids. I had to make … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ouch!

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

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

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