If you know Georgia and Cynthia, you know that Keeping Up with New Richmond can be tricky--they are a busy, creative bunch over there. So busy and creative, that sometimes they have a hard time keeping up with themselves! (The happy teen hanging out in the library at the left would probably agree)
In order to keep track of their own projects: what worked, what didn't work, what they want to try again, and what the heck they did 10 programs ago, they have created 2 blogs--which is super, since all of us can keep track of what they are up to, also!
There is one blog for teens: Library CPR for Teens (Creative Programs Recollected)
And another blog about storytime:
Storytime Plans: The Good...The Bad...And What Doesn't Work at All. (Storytime Plans by Georgia and Cynthia for Preschool and Toddler Storytimes)http://cynthiaandgeorgia.blogspot.com/
To give you a tease, here is one of their inspired creations, to help parents understand what is expected of them during storytime:
The "Ready for Storytime Song" (to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle")
Choose a spot where they can see,
Making eye contact with me.
Keep your child off the rug,
Pick them up and give a hug.
If they need a chance to chill,
Please come back, when they are still.
Sitting on your lap or floor,
They’ll enjoy the stories more.
Dance and Sing, Read and Rhyme,
Ready now for StoryTime .
by Georgia Jones & Cynthia Hanson 9.28.2011