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Peep-a-Palooza: Revenge of the Peeps

Now, I can't take credit for this as it was already in play before I started working at my new library but this is a really great program that has been a hit for two years in a row. And it's super easy on the librarian running it.

I feature these as family events because 1. we don't have enough family events and 2. it helps to have more adults who can wield a glue gun in the room.

I called up Payless Shoes about two weeks before the program and asked them to put some boxes aside for me. I also asked the staff (and gave them about 6 months of warning).  I ended up having almost 50 shoe boxes, 99% with lids. Not too shabby!

Then, before Easter, I panicked and ran to the store to buy Peeps at about 1.07 a package. After the holiday, I saw my panic was for naught as the box store had hundreds of them left at .57 a package. You never can tell, though. I also grabbed jelly beans, Easter grass, and these marshmallow things that looked like cupcakes (and I found some Darth Vader head Easter eggs I grabbed for the Teen Lock In- see previous post).

On the big day, I filled some tables with boxes of Peeps, basic craft supplies, snacks (pretzels) and let them have at it. I had printed out some pix of Peep creations I grabbed off the web, and some from last year's event and hung them up for Peep-spi-ration. This is a super easy and fun program for all ages and I think we will be continuing the tradition for a long time to come.

To see many of the great dioramas check out my album. Dance Moms was oddly popular.


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I have had an insane amount of fun this summer, but I always try to do something for Shark Week. This year I called it Shark Lab and we are making three crafts I have never done with the kids before.

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Tonight's storytime followed the same format I use for all of my day storytimes as I have temporarily suspended my idea of doing storytime in reverse in order to get the kids sleepy. They only seem to run out into the library to pick out movies and books and the effect is lost. So here is what we did tonight.

Our theme was teddy bears, but our night storytime is always wear jammies, bring a lovey, and low action.

My opening song is Hello Bubbles which I learned from Read Sing Play here. BTW this woman is a storytime goddess and I have picked up many great ideas on her blog.

Story the 1st: The Red Hat by Lita Judge

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