Kid-Made Ornament: I Am Blop Inspired

We’re back! You may have noticed that we’ve been kind of quiet around here. It’s kind of a long, uninteresting story that I won’t bore you with, but the important thing to note is that we are back! Today, we are going to jump right in with a book-inspired, hands-on project. I’ve recently discovered the world […]

10 Reader’s Theater Resources

Reader’s Theater is a literacy activity where scripts are adapted from works of children’s literature and each child takes on the role of a character from the story. By acting out their parts, kids gain practice in reading aloud, including the use of proper inflection and expression and appropriate facial expressions and gestures. This is […]

Meet Sharon Hrycewicz, Children’s Reference and Technology Coordinator

This month, The Library Adventure is pleased to welcome Sharon Hrycewicz, Children’s Reference and Technology Coordinator at Downers Grove Public Library in Downers Grove, IL. Sharon blogs at Rain Makes Applesauce, and she is part of the team behind  Robot Test Kitchen. The Library Adventure: Please give a brief description of your current position. Sharon: I’ve been blessed to […]

Books & Activities to Explore Snowflakes

Maybe it is because of the popularity of Frozen in our house or just the impending big winter that is forecasted for our area, but all things snow have been on my mind for a while now. Today I have a list of books for exploring snow and snowflakes, plus a list of crafts and […]

25 Questions to Spark Book Discussions with Young Readers

Talking with kids about what they read helps strengthen their communication skills and gives teachers, librarians, and parents an opportunity to assess reading comprehension. Here are 25 open-ended questions to get kids talking about books at the dinner table, in book groups, in class discussions, and anywhere else you want to chat about reading. What […]