NEWI Youth Services Grassroots Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
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I forgot to mention that our "to go" kits have been very successful, as well!
I also forgot to mention that our libraries reported having more interaction and circulation with library programming in comparison with performers/presenters.
In Kiel we loved using the Beanstack badge books. Parents seemed to be tired of virtual programs and computers.
From Collette Ross: "Pine River report: Paper tracking of reading was popular. All activities were outside next to library and went well. Only one cancelled due to weather, but overall average attendance was a success for us. StoryWalk is still popular also."
From Marion library - we did good this summer, all in person, 3 performers, we did National night out with the city. Our program was only 6 weeks.
I'm interested in hearing what those libraries who host in-house indoor programming are doing to keep kids safe (masking? social distancing?)
Marion has a big basement so we were spaced out.
Kiel again: We had a weekly story time on the lawn from May thru August with 65-75 people in regular attendance. We offered a weekly craft or project in our meeting room which could be done Monday thru Friday from 9-6, avoiding any big crowds. For every visit to the library to get materials, kids could enter our weekly drawing for a free book and 5 winners were drawn each week. The Beanstack badge books were well received, providing a nice way to record daily reading and also try some of the activities in the book.
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no mic today
Hi all, I'm the teen services librarian at Ripon. I don't have camera or microphone on my computer - but, one thing our children's librarian did this summer that was well received was an idea we got from Anne Horjus at Baraboo PL, to go out and interview local business owners at their business and video a bit of their day and have them read a short story. We posted the videos to our YouTube channel. Teen services held 2 anima/manga canvas painting events and both were well attended. It was face-to-face but limited seating because of covid restrictions. Teen take-and-makes were hugely popular. We will continue those into the fall and winter.
No mic as well. I'm also from Marion with Kelly
I just posted
Anyone willing to share some of their teen take and makes? Sue is there a way/place to create a google folder we can drop them in?
We did indoor programming all summer. We had limited capacity, spaced in family groups, and masks required until recently.
ZooZort I think it was...
Becky - so glad the Anne Horjus webinar in February gave you some good ideas! Everyone can view the recording, slides, and tons of handouts at https://newilibraries.org/past-events
We only had one program inside because it was raining, we had Jackie from the Kettle Moraine forest come in and talk to us about tracking tails. She showed the children different animal prints and the children learned how to "read" the tails that they left. We just tried to keep children spaced out and had hand sanitizer readily available
We had a teen baking challenge take and make that was a blast. The teens loved it. We also had a scrabble coaster take and make that we will be doing again. I'll share, just let me know where to share it to.
Awesome! I have several I'm willing to share. I feel that typing instructions is all I've done this summer. I'd love to "borrow" some!
It would be great to put them in google drive?
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anything you'd like to share with everybody! I'll find a good place to give folks access to your ideas. :-)
Kiel does an annual "fishery" with the local fish and game club. Families love it. The club provides bait and prizes.
They fish the river, which river is that?
The fish and game club gives each child a rod and reel. It is awesome!
The Sheboygan River runs through Kiel and the library overlooks the river.
It is gorgeous.
Freshwater for me!
I think fresh water would be a great idea, the kids can relate to it more than ocean life
YASS! Sandhills are our noisy neighbors.
Im new here, can you explain what it is and how to use it, how do I get it?
CCBC Choices workshop, April 13, 2022: https://newilibraries.org/content/ccbc-choices-2022-workshop
And don't be afraid that older patrons won't want to use it. Even those who protested at our library AT FIRST love it now!
As far as freshwater ideas, Fremont is across the street from the river. I thought of using our plethora of glass jars and letting the kids fill them with river water. When the sediment settles we can start monitoring what small critters (hydra, planaria, etc) show up over the summer. But i'll have to streamline the idea.
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AND premade challenges you offer.
Thank you so much!
I would suggest starting with a Fall/Winter challenge first as usually there are less participants and you can try it out before Summer.
To my knowledge Discord is a lot like Whatsapp
I've worked with Discord!
We recently became a Monarch Waystation and set up an interactive trail through our gardens—similar to a story walk. Here is a link to photos if anyone is interested. Shoot me an email if you want the files. :) https://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/albums/72157715982203266
Thanks Joy & Katherine & all!
Thanks for sharing everyone!