Spy Kids Program

Apr 4th, 2017 Programming, Tween Rachel Reinwald 10 min read

Spy Kids was a joint program that I planned with one of the other librarians for kids in grades 4-6. We started by giving kids spy badges instead of “nametags” with their team colors on them. We did not let them pick teams. We told them we were doing a library spy scavenger hunt and luckily they were really excited because I’m not cheesy enough…

Little Listeners: March/April

Dec 16th, 2016 Early Literacy Skills, Little Listeners, Programming, Songs Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

I figured I’d post the rest of my Little Listeners (3-15 mos.) plans. So here’s the March/April session. Look at my past post to see pictures of the setup and the transitional songs we sing every week. The other plans: January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December For this session, here are our choral read books (we do 1 choral read per class): Barnyard Dance by…

My First Ever Baby Playground!

Nov 3rd, 2016 Craft Programs, Early Literacy Skills, Little Listeners, Programming, Songs Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

This was my first ever Baby Playground program and the first for our library. Basically, I wanted to have a giant baby party that practices fine motor skills. I chose to focus on pincer grasp, gross motor skills, and eye tracking. It was so much fun! We had over 40 people attend. Babies were everywhere. Rice was everywhere (we used it as “sandbox” material). We…

Little Listeners: September/October

Oct 17th, 2016 Early Literacy Skills, Little Listeners, Programming, Songs Rachel Reinwald 7 min read

I figured I’d post the rest of my Little Listeners (3-15 mos.) plans. So here’s the September/October session. Look at my past post to see pictures of the setup and the transitional songs we sing every week. The other plans I have so far are: July/August November/December For this session, here are our choral read books (we do 1 choral read per class): Bunny Rabbit…

Family Storytime: Boxes

Sep 17th, 2015 Family Storytime, Programming Rachel Reinwald 5 min read

Opening Song Tippy Tap The Nowhere Box (Sam Zuppardi) This book was a lot better for the 4-Kindergarteners because I think they got the abstract concepts better. A boy is trying to get away from his two little brothers who keep destroying the toys he set up to look like kingdoms being sieged by pirates and trains going through a village. He hides in the…

Battle of the Books Question of the Day

Jul 7th, 2015 Contests, Programming Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

In which book does the main character inspire a taxi driver to return to college and pursue his dream? Reply with answer (title and author) in comments for entry into raffle for prizes. See contest rules.