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  1. Programs on a Shoestring Jennifer Schultz Youth Services Librarian Fauquier County Public Library Youth Services Forum Executive Committee

  2. Why “Programs on a Shoestring?” • Expensive performers • Budget restrictions

  3. Gathering Ideas • Go local • Many benefits of using local talent/resources • Partnership with local businesses • Parks & Recreation

  4. Websites • Making Friends • Disney’s Family Fun • EZ Library Programs • Kaboose • 4 YA • YALSA Wiki

  5. Email Lists • PUBYAC • YALSA-YAAC

  6. Community Partnerships • Theater workshop with local community theater • K-9 unit demonstration • Musical “petting zoo” and performance with local performing group/music fraternity • Amateur performing groups, karate/dance centers, local businesses

  7. K-9 program

  8. Musical Menagerie

  9. Musical Menagerie

  10. Musical Menagerie

  11. Super Science • Lava Lamp • Pencil Through Bag • Uninflating Balloon

  12. Crafty Creations • Jackson Pollock program • Cards for Troops • Goth sock puppets • Sidewalk chalk art

  13. Cards for Troops • Low maintenance program • Can be an all-day “make and leave” program • Good community event • Don’t use glitter-can make troops visible at night • Operation Write Home • Scrapbook Royalty Cards for Troops

  14. It’s the Simple Things • Sock hop • Express Your Inner Child (Arlington County) • Local author visit and story time • Smoothies • Ice cream in a bag • Wacky Wednesday (10 wacky things in the library)

  15. Toddler Sock Hop

  16. A Bubbly Program • Materials: water, liquid detergent (Joy or Dawn), Karo syrup, food coloring (optional) • Mix everything together (ideally, 4 hours before program) • Make bubble blowers with pipe cleaners • Will it Pop? science experiment

  17. Express Your Inner Child

  18. To the Top • Mountain climber presentation w/show and tell • Craft: paint rocks • Booktalk: The Young Adventurer’s Guide to Everest/Chester • Snack: climber’s food (chocolate bars, camper’s food) • Program idea from CRRL

  19. Express Your Inner Child

  20. Going Green (Earth Day Celebration) • Informational tables from local parks & rec and local environmental groups • Decorated banner • Teen Council collected and distributed free plant clippings to every participant • Seed guessing game • Face painting • Program organized by CRRL Teen Council

  21. Happy Trails (hiking theme) • Scout troop demonstrated hiking/camping gear and hiking safety • Storytelling: SodySallyratus • Food tasting: camping food • Snack: DIY Tail Mix (children mixed cereal, raisins, small pretzels, M&Ms) • $21.47 • Program idea from CRRL

  22. DIY Magazine Bows • Free Kids Crafts website • Cut 9 strips from magazines/catalogs • Recommended ¾” wide and 9” long • Loop one end of the strip, then the other end • Poke a brad through the middle • Slide each remaining looped piece through the brad • Open the brad

  23. Magazine bows

  24. Bow #1 up close

  25. Bow #2 up close

  26. CD Scrapbook—Supplies Needed • “yes paste” • Foam brushes/craft sticks • Olds CDs with a small hole drilled in top • Hole puncher • Scrapbooking papers • Gold rings/ribbon • Double sided tape • Gel pens, stamps, ink pads, stickers • Rulers, penvils • Thin markers, scissors • pliers

  27. CD Scrapbook Instructions • Everyone gets 3 CDs • Trace & cut out 6 paper circles to glue onto the CDs • Punch a hole in the paper where the hole is on the CD • Glue circles to the CD (using “yes paste”) • Decorate and attach decorations using doubled sided tape • Attach a gold ring/tie lace to hold CDs together

  28. Contact Information • jennifer.schultz@fauquiercounty.gov • Twitter: @kiddosphere