“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money
will get you through times of no libraries.”
Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Interactive Songs
There is a lovely German circle game song about Sleeping Beauty I learned years ago. The traditional presentation of the game involves the children forming a circle, singing the song and doing some movement. One school presented a wonderful version of both of these songs and stories. Pass these ideas on to child cares and teachers or incorporate these variations into your programs.
Sleeping Beauty and Snow White: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zha9zDO8-Tg&feature=related
Sleeping Beauty circle game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFBu2ZVrP0M
Stories, Skits, and Songs
Karen Chace presented a workshop on storytelling with youth at the National Storytelling Conference She posted these activities on her blog. You could do these activities for an afternoon program, a summer series, or exercises with your youth volunteers.
Continue reading Youth News July 2012
Groesbeck Public Library had a summer program presented by a dog rescue group. Two dogs found a home that day. Lucky dogs! Another program this summer was presented by the Texas Parks and Wildlife. Thank you Rhonda Bass for sharing these photos.
Residents of Lampasas may soon add a new verb to their vocabulary — “geek.”
The Lampasas Public Library is participating in Geek the Library, a community-based public awareness campaign that features local educational material that introduces “geek” as a verb and encourages the public to talk about what they geek — whether it’s engineering, superheroes or art.
It highlights what people are passionate about, and how libraries support them. The campaign also serves to heighten awareness about the critical funding issues public libraries face.
“As the economic downturn slowly recovers, the Lampasas Public Library is here to support educational opportunities, job-searching resources and entertainment,” said Shanda Subia, Lampasas library director.
“While many people visit the library and understand our important role in the community, they may not know that libraries are just as at-risk for budget cuts and that local funding is heavily influenced by community members. We need your help to make sure the Lampasas Public Library does not become a statistic, like so many throughout the country that have had to close their doors,” said Ms Subia.
Public libraries play a special role in their communities, and the local library is no different,” the library director said.
“This fun, interactive campaign is a great tool that allows us to get out in the community and talk to people about what they geek, and how the library supports them in whatever that may be. This campaign will also help us determine how we might better serve our community.And many people still think of a library as a dusty old place with books, but libraries actually serve more as community centers these days. They are about not only information and education, but also recreation and connection.”
Library staff and volunteers will be on-site at local events to promote the campaign and to ask Lampasas residents what they geek. Campaign news and information is posted on the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Everyone is encouraged to follow the campaign on Flickr as well.
Look for the Lampasas Public Library Geek table at the upcoming College for Kids Kickoff Party May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lampasas County Higher Education Center, 208 E. Ave. B, near Badger Field.
“Share what you geek, and get some fun prizes,” said Ms. Subia.
Contact the library at 556-3251 for more information.