Friday, March 4, 2011
Clip Art: I got a call today from a librarian who was having trouble with the CSLP clip art (the disc that comes in your manual). This year, the disc is a DVD, because they put some super-cool videos on them. If you don't have a DVD reader on your computer, you will need a CD. Let me know if this is the case for you and you need me to make you a copy of the non-video files.
Postcards: Also...I got a message from Mark Arend in the Winnefox System: "One of our smaller libraries is getting postcards from around the world through this program" (A website that allows you to sign up to exchange post cards with people from around the world).
Star Wars: Maybe you were excited about the Star Wars costumed characters coming to the library for free that Terry Ehle described at the Summer Library Program Workshop this year. She used http://www.rebellegion.com/. I found another WI group, and their MN counterparts, as well.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a full kit containing:
*Community Guide Pages
*Sign-up Sheet, Flyer, Poster
*Martha Speaks Stickers and Pencils
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Librarians do not need to be experts at scientific theory to guide scientific inquiry with children. Opportunities to have fun with children exist every day using household materials as well as standard science equipment. The Chippewa Falls Children's Dept obtained funding through the Rutledge Foundation to pursue science programming on a continuous basis.
One of the first programs we did was a two-hour science Saturday program on February 19.52 children, plus their parents came and tried out 9 different experiments and activities. The program's success was due mainly to the volunteers-local National Honor Society students that were recruited to guide the children through the experiments. The library
plans to do more science programming during the summer reading program, as well
as in the fall. If you would like to know more about these programs, please
contact Colleen Crowley at the Chippewa Falls Library.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
A Flip Video Kit. This kit has 2 Flip Video cameras and accessories. If you have considered making a movie about your library, having kids make their own book trailers, or having your teen advisory board create content for your library's website or facebook page, this is a great kit for you! The software and equipment is very intuitive and easy to use.
Puppet Show Kit. 8 puppet scripts. More than 25 gorgeous puppets. Props (not so gorgeous). And a full-sized, portable puppet stage! This kit would work great for doing an all-day puppetry workshop with tweens, and ending with a show for younger kids. Or for use for a couple weeks--have a few rehearsals and perform. Preference will be given to libraries using this kit to perform with kids, but if you want to use it to put on a show using your staff, let me know! (Available after March 3)
Both kits were created with funds from a 2010 LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. They can be borrowed by sending an email to email@example.com or calling the IFLS office!