Category Archives: Programming

Add Flair to Get a Book Club Running by Christy Kepler

At the Oswego Public Library District we have had a lot of success with book clubs. We have 7 monthly book clubs! We offer a book club choice for kids ages K through 8th grade. What is it that attracts … Continue reading

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Children’s Programming Ideas

“Book-elation: Ideas for Creating Children’s Programming” was a series of programs presented at the annual ILA Conferences in 2008-2010. Programming ideas to celebrate 2009-2011 anniversaries were presented by the panel of Mary Adamowski (Orland Park Public Library), Amber Creger (Chicago Public Library), … Continue reading

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Kids Art Show

As children’s librarians it seems that we are always looking for activities that are new and innovative, however, there are some programs that just seem to work and they become anticipated annual community events.  At the Edwardsville Public Library, one … Continue reading

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Fairy Wings Craft

DIY Fairy Wings Thanks to Heaether for her directions for this craft. You’ll Need: 2 coat hangers Tights or nylons String or elastic Duct tape Glitter Glue White or      clear glue Markers Paint Sequins, foam      shapes, stickers, feathers, … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Bento Box?

By Portia Latalladi, Chicago Public Library, Garfield Ridge Branch Our library’s healthy-living themed summer reading program has just begun! In the midst of discussing literacy, nutrition, and exercise with eager young readers we have a special program planned for our … Continue reading

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Muffins with Mom

Years ago, at one of my first library jobs, I had a weekend morning program that I called “Doughnuts with Dad.” I believe it was around father’s day, but it might not have been. All I did was brew some … Continue reading

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STEM @ Your Library

STEM Programming @ Your Library By Mary G. Adamowski, Head of Youth Services, Orland Park Public Library Over the past several years, there has been a substantial awareness and focus on STEM education in schools.  As defined by Francis Eberle, … Continue reading

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