Some stories, crafts and more for the Christmas holiday. Karen Chase – Catch the Story Bug.
Reuse an Old Favorite Story
Tell the story “The Twist-Mouth Family” with, well, a twist. The basic story is about a family that cannot blow out a candle so they can go to bed. Each family member can only blow in [...]
compiled by Kim Lehman
Why didn’t the skeleton dance at the Halloween party?
It had no body to dance with.
What do goblins drink on Halloween?
What do ghosts eat for dessert?
Cut and tell pumpkin story
THE DARK HOUSE
The leader chants each line or every half-line in a soft, slow, sepulchral voice. Children repeat each line in the same [...]
Youth from Giddings Public Library created these worms as part of a summer program. Youth volunteers glued googly eyes to chenille sticks. They also attached a chenille stick “leash” to each worm. Children lined up to get their worm and some beads after the program. Then each child sat down and using fine motor [...]
Events, tidbits, and resources rounded up for you by Kim Lehman, our Youth Services Specialist Extraordinaire:
Austin Teen Book Festival
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
Keynote: Scott Westerfeld (Uglies and Leviathan series)
I invite you to visit the website, Facebook, and Twitter page for more [...]
Youth News from around the nation, pulled together for you by Kim Lehman, our Youth Services Specialist:
2011 Virtual Diversity and Outreach Fair
Held on June 25 at Annual Conference in New Orleans, this year’s Diversity and Outreach Fair highlighted innovative and successful library outreach initiatives and programs during a poster session open to [...]
Youth at Smith-Welch Memorial Library in Hearne, TX created these lovely butterflies using the shape of their hands to make the wings. Thank you Silvia Garcia for sharing these with us.
The heat is on and rain is nowhere in sight-at least not REAL rain. Here is a simple, inexpensive way to make a rain prop for storytimes. Cut strips of clear plastic, gather together and tape to a stick. You can also draw blue raindrops on the plastic strips with a permanent marker if [...]
Frank Kros came to Austin last week and presented a wonderful workshop on the teen brain. Here’s a list of his recommended reading/watching if you want to delve further into this amazing, surprising topic:
How the Brain Learns by David Sousa
Why Do They Act That Way? By David Walsh
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness by Edward [...]
Cindy Sue Lytle at Schulenburg Library knows how to stretch a dollar. She found these sturdy, wooden child-sized chairs at a yard sale. Everyone wins!