Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Toy Stories: Traction Man Action Figure

The picture book series following Traction Man and his trusty sidekick, Scrubbing Brush, is filled with adventure and rescue missions. Here’s a craft that requires a little prep work, but … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Storytime University Thrive Thursday Badge!

Storytime University has a free, go-at-your-own-pace professional development program. It has amazing ideas and really made me expand my horizons by pushing my comfort level on so many things. I’m still … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 Comment

Thrive Thursday November 2014 Placeholder (1 yr. anniversary!)

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

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

September 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Smell-a-Rama Bingo

    I created a Bingo game to go with the summer reading theme, Fizz, Boom Read! This interactive Smell-a-Rama Bingo is easy and on the cheap side. I used … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Musical Melodies

I will be doing a Musical Melodies program this summer with my school agers. Since the setup is a little time consuming, I have done it ahead of time. You’ll … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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