Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Ideas

This past week, I attended the Children's Services Division Meeting of the Maryland Library Association. I just wanted to share with you some of the wonderful up and coming programs, as well ideas and programs that are being done around the state. These meetings are every month at different library branches and are well worth the time. This group is also responsible for the Blue Crab Award for literature. Feel free to go to the MLA website and check it all out!

Up and coming:
Kids Are Customers is taking place on Thursday, October 15th at the Best Western in Westminster. There were be lots of different sessions on homeschooling, challenge materials, online book groups, book clubs, mutlicultural programming, music programming, and much, much more. The fee for registration has been reduced. It promises to be an educational event!

Look for a Blue Crab/CSD page on Facebook. Soon there will be a page up to get the word out there.

Program Ideas:
  • Manga drawing
  • Teen Team Reading where teams of teens compete to see which team can read the most pages in a set amount of time
  • Lego programs
  • "Discover Your..." sessions discovering/exploring different topics
  • Stuffed Animal Slumber Party
  • Yoga for Tots
  • Anime drawing
  • Creating Duck-tape wallets
  • Musical instruments from around the world
  • Chess clubs
  • Teen Activities Blog
  • Teen Summer Reading Club Blog of Book Reviews
  • Wacky Water Fun Fests with Water Games
  • Measured reading collections online
  • Bookmark Contests with prizes for each age group
  • Art Show for the community put together by kids
  • Mall story-times
  • Percy Jackson Parties
  • Fancy Nancy Parties

All kinds of fun things are going on around the state! Feel free to share what you are doing or even use some of these ideas on the list.

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