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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Button-Making Challenge

Thanks to Sam Carpenter at LEPMPL for sharing this idea for a super-fun passive program!  Remember, if you don't have a button-maker, you can borrow one from IFLS, we have 2 tiny button-makers.

To celebrate National Library Week, the youth services staff in Eau Claire put together a button-maker challenge for each day of the week and encouraged people to show their completed buttons to the librarians.  Here was their challenge:

Sunday:  Do you have a dream?  Misty Copeland, ALA's honorary chair for the week, dreamt of being a ballerina.  Draw a picture of your dream or use the word "dream" on your button.
two boys with their arms around each other showing off their buttons.  One button reads:  I dream about stars

Monday:  The American Library Association's theme for the week is "Libraries Transform:  Libraries Lead."  Create your own library slogan or logo.

Tuesday:  Honor your favorite book or book character with a picture or a quote.
a person looks at a book of illustrations from Captain Underpants and works on making an illustration himself to put on a button
Wednesday:  What is your favorite color?  Design a monochromatic button.  Monochromatic means using only one color, but you can use different media:  pencils, crayons, markers, etc.

Thursday:  Design a button that honors Earth Day

Friday:  Use every color of the rainbow on your button

Saturday:  April is National Poetry Month!  Use two rhyming words, a haiku (3 lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables), a simile (The library is like...), or a short poem on your button.

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