[kids-lib] 10 Ways to Make 2010 Spectacular For Your Library

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Dec 31 08:26:20 PST 2009

Hello!  I just received the following email which is essentially a reminder about some of the resources ALA's Association for Library Service to Children has developed. When I visited the website this morning I noticed the Kids! @ your library toolkit now includes tween programs and added logos in Polish, Russian, and French.  


Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528

From: Farley, Michele [mailto:MFarley at library.IN.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 5:47 AM
To: inchildprog at lists.in.gov;yscon at lists.ncmail.net
Subject: [YSCON] 10 Ways to Make 2010 Spectacular For Your Library

Happy New Year to All! 
2010 is upon us there is no better time to reenergize your library.  Getting the new year off to a great start can be intimidating, but the Kids! @ your library toolkit can make that effort completely painless!  

Here are 10 FREE ideas from our toolkit to get you started.  More details for each activity can be found at the website: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/initiatives/kidscampaign/kidstoolkit.cfm

1.  Brighten up the library with beautiful artwork from award-winning artist, David Diaz. 
2.  Get your kids laughing with a fun game of Mad Libs. 
3.  Challenge your patrons to a scavenger hunt. 
4.  Get your kids singing along with Bill Harley and his catchy tune "@ Your Library". 
5.  Host a coloring contest using artwork from Michael P. White. 
6.  Let those tweens be creative with a Brain Challenge. 
7.  Invite local celebrities to a Read-a-Thon 
8.  Try out reader's theater with one of 3 scripts available in the toolkit. 
9.  Help your kids back into the learning groove with word searches and mazes. 
And last, but not least, 
10.  Do the Library Rap.  (You know you want to!) 
Best wishes for the New Year! 
Michele Farley 
Children's Services Consultant 
Professional Development Office 
Indiana State Library 
(317) 234-5649 
mfarley at library.in.gov 
Currently reading: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 
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