Category teens

drop-in art: salt sand art

I got this wonderful idea from a colleague at another branch in my system. Basically, you use chalk to color salt and then use it to make sand art. I already had some chalk, so I bought a bunch of salt (I estimated one container of salt would fill about 2 bottles). I bought some […]

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 […]

collection development: power to the people

I am responsible for managing both the juvenile and teen collections here at my library.  I am more of a Children’s Librarian, both in title and at heart, so when faced with purchasing teen materials I feel less confident. I can look at circulation statistics, but I know from doing the pull list that a lot of […]