Need inspiration for storytime programs? Watch the Fingerplays, Rhymes and Songs videos King County Library System provides for kids at their Tell Me a Story page.
You'll find there a huge alphabetical list of fingerplays, rhymes and songs — just click on the ones in red to watch a video clip.
Are you including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in your library programs? Now I've heard of another education initiative called STEAM that incorporates the Arts into STEM too.
Amy Koester at the Show Me Librarian blog sez:
September is Civic Awareness Month, an opportunity for your library to promote civic engagement and cultivate an informed, involved citizenry that can work in partnership with your local government.
Get inspiration for "civic literacy" events you can do — consider these programs offered by other libraries:
As we gear up for the winter holidays, consider hosting a cookie exchange at your library. Angela Hanshaw said it best: "Cookie swaps are a great way to bring people into your library while having them do most of the work."
Sara Wilson — director of Mill Pond Public Library in Kingston, Wisconsin — shared this tip: