Summer Programming

Sort by:






Escape rooms and other immersive experiences in the library

Escape rooms and other immersive experiences in the library

Kroski, Ellyssa, author.
2019

"Escape rooms are live, interactive, adventure games in which participants must team up to solve a series of riddles, puzzles, and challenges in order to win. "Immersive experiences" are a sort of Escape-Room Lite, more casual, no timers or lockdowns. Escape Rooms worldwide have quadrupled in the past three years, and libraries are getting in the act. Scavenger hunts have been a library orientation staple, puzzles, clues, and team competitions add to the fun. When it comes to STEM or curriculum support, what better way to learn chemistry than the immersive play of a wizardry potion class. Author Ellyssa Kroski, an escape room enthusiast and potions class graduate, shows a full range of options with how-to guidance, on such topics as: Hosting a pre-designed game from leading educational supplier, BreakoutEDU.com. Start-to-finish, replicable model Kroski developed for her library--Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian. How to design your own escape room from scratch. Descriptive listing of16 library projects with audience demographics, run-time, required staff, and budget. Resources for making crossword, soduku, or jigsaw puzzles. Escape room board games or a digital breakout with Google tools. Pop-up escape rooms to take on the road foroutreach. Bring LARP to your library, live-action role-playing, the most popular immersive experience. How to create an escape room flow-chart for planning. Designing a kid-friendly escape room. Vendor listings of the all the supplies you'll need. Planning template for an escape room project"-- Provided by publisher.

Show More


Get your community moving : physical literacy programs for all ages

Get your community moving : physical literacy programs for all ages

Carson, Jenn, author
2018

Movement-based programs bring new people into libraries, help promote community health, and stimulate literacy for children and adults alike. This is a guidebook for serving library patrons of all ages, both mind and the body together. It is essential reading for any programming librarian, administrator, or community coordinator.

Show More





LGBTQIA+ inclusive children's librarianship : policies, programs, and practices

LGBTQIA+ inclusive children's librarianship : policies, programs, and practices

Green, Lucy Santos, 1977- author.
2022

"School and public librarians are serving ever greater numbers of LGBTQIA+ children and families. Transgender children may begin to express a strong sense of gender identity as early as 2-3 years of age. Children are also identifying as gay much sooner than earlier generations--often between the ages of 7 and 12. Additionally, more children than ever before are living with LGBTQIA+ caregivers. In seeking to make our programs and services inclusive and equitable for these growing populations, librarians may court controversy and face community backlash from patrons who feel queer-inclusive content is inappropriate for young children. This book codifies a set of best practices for librarians as they rise to this challenge, defining queer-inclusive programs, identifying potential barriers to implementation, and offering strategies and resources to overcome them"-- Provided by publisher.

Show More


Libraries & gardens : growing together

Libraries & gardens : growing together

Banks, Carrie Scott, author.
2019


Libraries designed for kids

Libraries designed for kids

Lushington, Nolan, 1929-2013
2008


Library marketing and communications : strategies to increase relevance and results

Library marketing and communications : strategies to increase relevance and results

Anderson, Cordelia, 1974- author
2020

This book addresses the relevance question that libraries face today and explains how libraries can rise to the occasion by implementing strategic marketing and communications planning to tell their stories effectively.

Show More



More storytime magic

More storytime magic

MacMillan, Kathy, 1975- author.
2016



The ramped-up read aloud : what to notice as you turn the page

The ramped-up read aloud : what to notice as you turn the page

Walther, Maria P., author
2019

When you read aloud from a children's book, do you ever draw your audience's attention to the cover illustration? The vocabulary words? The ideas and themes vital their all-over experience? Walther wants you to look at the whole book. Each of her two-age spreads focuses on one title, and helps teachers and librarians find things to share with their audience. She also suggests similar titles for themed programs. The book is aimed at classroom read-alouds, but can be used for any situation. -- adapted from perusal of book

Show More



Reading the rainbow : LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction in the elementary classroom

Reading the rainbow : LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction in the elementary classroom

Ryan, Caitlin L., author
2018

"Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K-5. The authors show how expanding the English language arts curriculum to include representations of LGBTQ people and themes will benefit all students, allowing them to participate in a truly inclusive classroom. The text describes three different approaches that address the limitations, pressures, and possibilities that teachers in various contexts face around these topics"--Cover.

Show More


Summer matters : making all learning count

Summer matters : making all learning count

McChesney, Elizabeth M., author
2017