Children’s Programming and Book Discussions

Book Talk Discussions and Children’s Programming

Book Talk Tips:

What a hook for the book?

  • Cover, specific topic or element,
  • Enthusiasm, concise (don’t give away too much), read a short segment
  • Book trailers

 

Books to recommend:

Teen:

Nimona

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Marbury Lens

Porcupine of Truth

The Testing

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Tween:

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Children:

Snoozefest at the Nuzzledome

 

Children’s Programming:

  • Book Club discussion, have questions ahead of time, snack, activity or craft, possible skype with the author
  • Length 50-60 minutes

 

Other Youth Services Programming:

  • Library Con, fandoms for children (storytime/Fandom starts early), tweens, and teens
  • Program ideas that can be used for all age groups
  • Turning those programs into different versions for different ages
  • Most ages groups enjoy crafts

 

Acre the Mouse Education Series by SM Higgins

  • Costume character meet and greet (Pete the Cat)
  • Cookie Club, visit the library during the winter month 6 times, get stamps on card and then get invitation to come to Cookie Club party
  • Cinco De Mayo Skimpy John Jones Party, learn Spanish, make Cinco De Mayo crafts
  • I Spy

 

 

 

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