Nicki Stohr from the Wilson County Public Library in Floresville created a wonderful passive program for her library. She graciously and generously shared it with us.
From Nicki, “We have just developed a new a component for our STEAM Summer Reading Program that I would like to share. We are introducing what we are calling our “Who Am I?” on our gallery wall. Our hopes with this program is draw an older age of participants into our summer reading program by incorporating simple technologies that involve a smart phone.
We have a huge cinder-block wall in our meeting room that is unused. So, to compensate we have installed a gallery style railing system to display artwork on wire cables.
For this summer we have 10 photos of known voice over actors from the movie industry along with QR codes that lead to a sound bite from one of their movies. We are asking summer patrons in this scan and tell program to guess as many of the movies and characters as they can for an extra entry into the prize drawing of their choice. “
Click on each name to view and download each poster. Can you tell me the animated character’s name and the name of the movie?
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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.
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.
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.
They have been making YouTube videos with instructions for paper crafts and posting them to their blog and Facebook. Melinda Hodges says, “It’s been really fun, pretty easy and we’ve had good responses to them!” They use a Canon PowerShot camera to do the filming. Check it out.
Thanks to Melinda Hodges for sharing.
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