Category passive programs

drop-in art: yarn bowls

I’m always looking for new ideas for my weekly drop-in art program. Usually I look for projects that are relatively easy, low mess, and low cost. This yarn bowl project was low cost and pretty easy, but it definitely wasn’t low mess. But it was loads of fun! Here’s how we did it. (By the […]

make your own stamps

I saw that another branch in my system had done some vegetable stamping. I wanted to do stamping, too! But I had no vegetables, and didn’t want to spend any money. So I grabbed some Chobani cups (I use these for everything) and random stuff I found in my drawer. I had some square foam […]

craft: sneaker design

As part of the library system’s participation in YWCA’s Stand Against Racism┬áday in April, I was asked to plan an activity. Drop-in stuff seems to work well at my branch, so I wanted to plan a drop-in craft or something that would make a nice display. I found a few sneaker design templates online, enlarged […]

craft: dream catchers

To be honest, I wasn’t that excited about this craft. It was scheduled for me at my new library before I started as one of the summer reading activities that would happen at all of the branches. However, it ended up being a total blast. I modified the original plan (a weekday afternoon from 3-5pm) […]