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Monday, January 16, 2012

Magnet Boards Move In


I accidentally posted this at the YSS Events, News and Info. Blog (take a look for some great reading), but I meant to post it here!

Menomonie Public Library's children's desk has an inviting new feature: a magnet board! Jodi Bird, children's librarian, says they plan to switch out magnets every once in a while. A lack of wall space (Menomonie Public Library is mostly windows) did not deter the children's staff. This magnet board is a (ahem) magnet for kids, and makes the desk even friendlier and more appealing.

What's even better is this is just sheet metal, purchased from a local guy for $27. Not breaking the bank, but sure making the library more fun, and supporting literacy to boot.

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  1. I've been using magnet boards instead of feltboards during storytime and lesson plans through my schooling. it's another nice way to incorporate the kids into the story. :) I still do felt, but getting out the old sheet pan and magnet pieces always gets the kids interest!

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    1. Changing it up is a great idea! They do great things with magnets at the Hennepin Co. Library in Minnetonka, too, if you ever have a chance to stop there.

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