Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Insanity (Summer 2014 Post One)

This summer has been gangbusters, and not just with an insane amount of programming but also with larger numbers of kids I have even seen before. I can only credit the large amount of outreach I did at all of the schools and local events prior to the start of summer.

In this first post, I'm going to show off my library a little bit.
In the meeting room, I have all of the upcoming events flyers. Originally this was going to read "These programs are IMMINENT:" but the Unassistant thought that was too pretentious, so I went with "Commence Countdown...."


I had the robot in the basement. He's actually my brother's. Long story short,  this was one of his childhood dream toys and I just kind of snagged the robot and put him to good use. He is an Emiglio. Check out the jazzy commercial below.



Next we have the Robot Creation Station. I stole this idea from somewhere. If I figure out where I grabbed it from, I'll come back and add the link. They are just coloring images that have been laminated and velcro'd and an old flannel board I had laying around. It's been a big hit.

I call him Professor X (probably because I saw XMen DOFP 2x), but the kids call him "Eimsteim". A retired librarian friend of mine painted him for us. Isn't he awesome?

I also created displays for science related books and, for the most part, people are checking them out. So yay.




I even included a poster of this guy:






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