|This robot needs a body! The more kids read, the more stickers|
they add to the blocks that will become arms, legs, body.
We hope kids build her big!
This year we made sure to "soft" launch our program while most of kids are still in school. Parochial and homeschool kids come in first and then, afterschool and in the evenings, some of the public school kids make their way to the library. It will be a full nine days before the big public school crowds are on vacation and come pouring into register.
What does this mean?
- We have a "practice" week with a steady stream of SLP registrants - never overwhelming, but enough to hone our spiel and figure out the best, most economical and fun way to explain the mechanics of SLP.
- We sign up about a quarter of our total number of kids so subsequent weeks have far less registration stress.
- Staff is excited and energetic going into the following weeks when the pressure of wall-to-wall kids, programming mightiness and kids-in-care visits need all our attention.
|Robot at our North Branch|
We wish all our colleagues a happy summer library program and hope you have a calm but busy adventure!