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Monday, January 16, 2012

Magnet Boards Move In

I accidentally posted this at the YSS Events, News and Info. Blog (take a look for some great reading), but I meant to post it here!

Menomonie Public Library's children's desk has an inviting new feature: a magnet board! Jodi Bird, children's librarian, says they plan to switch out magnets every once in a while. A lack of wall space (Menomonie Public Library is mostly windows) did not deter the children's staff. This magnet board is a (ahem) magnet for kids, and makes the desk even friendlier and more appealing.

What's even better is this is just sheet metal, purchased from a local guy for $27. Not breaking the bank, but sure making the library more fun, and supporting literacy to boot.


  1. I've been using magnet boards instead of feltboards during storytime and lesson plans through my schooling. it's another nice way to incorporate the kids into the story. :) I still do felt, but getting out the old sheet pan and magnet pieces always gets the kids interest!

    1. Changing it up is a great idea! They do great things with magnets at the Hennepin Co. Library in Minnetonka, too, if you ever have a chance to stop there.