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Thursday, August 16, 2012

After-Hours Fun

Last week, the Hudson Area Library, in cooperation with the Teen Advisory Board, offered an after-hours Fun and Games Night at the library.  From 6:30-10:00 pm, the 11 TAB volunteers and two adult chaperones kept busy running games, ice-breakers, and more for the 18 ten-twelve-year-olds who attended.  They took over the whole library!

The library borrowed a board game kit and Guitar Hero Kit from IFLS*, and then supplied plenty of fun of their own.  Carol Hardin, teen librarian, says:  "We had a trivia contest and ended up with a Prize Game show where the kids had to choose between box #1 & box #2. (With silly prizes...thanks for the great idea from other librarians' sharing at one of the IFLS workshops!) If the noise level was any indication, it was a blast! The exit surveys concur.

*To borrow IFLS Kits, contact Leah at langby @ ifls.lib.wi.us.

Games in the children's room:

 Playing spoons in the adult stacks:
 Trivia in the teen section
 More games in the periodical section:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Numbering the Stars in Colfax

Charis Collins invited Paul Vernon, a middle school science teacher in Menomonie, to bring his inflatable planetarium to the library in Colfax this summer.  The kids loved hearing about it, and loved going into it even more:

Then the participants spent some time creating their own constellations--either ones they saw in the planetarium, or ones they wished were there!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Roll, Glow and Blow

Centuria had a great summer, with plenty of fun activities.  One of the best days was called Roll Glow and Blow.  Kids made sculptures and spray painted them with glow-in-the-dark paint:
They also made some terrific bubble-machines using styrofoam cups, straws, and cheese cloth:

It's hard to go wrong with bubbles, for any age!

Thanks to Lynne for sending in these fun photos.