Libraries & summer reading programs

@Virgie60 (556)
United States
June 21, 2011 10:17am CST
Hi! I am a librarian and trying to think of fun summer reading programs for the kids. I have a very small library and the kids range in age from 4-16. I am thinking of hosting a board game night. The kids will be able to play many different kinds of board games and will probably serve some snacks. What do you think kids that age would like to do?
3 responses
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
21 Jun 11
I think that'd be a great idea!!!! I am from the old school and was raised on board games. Monopoly, was our favorite...we'd keep that game going for days...just shove it under the bed until tomorrow! But SLAM is a good card game...who can make 4 letter words the fastest! Candyland was my fav and now my grand daughters fav game for younger ones. Good luck and you could do some kind of reading game...read this many books for this prize or something like that.
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
22 Jun 11
SLAM! I kind of forgot about that game. That is a good one!! They do read for prizes which is kind of neat. Just wanting to do a little something else for the kids that would be fun. My brother has SLAM so I might just have to borrow it. Thanks.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
23 Jun 11
Maybe and a "book review" and all the kids tell about their favorite book and have some thre for the others to check out. I have a hard time choosing books cause the little blurb on the cover doesn't really say much...and it is worse for kids as they don't have the little blurbs at all...so if one kid tells what a book is about, it might intrigue another to read it.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
23 Jun 11
I think a board game night is great! My son is just finishing up 5th grade and I think he signed up for the summer reading program. At first I couldn't understand what the difference is with just getting a book at home, and reading it. But from your post I realize that you could actually make it fun and exciting.
@beingwell (3627)
• Thailand
22 Jun 11
I enjoyed playing scrabble and other word games when I was a kid. Do you have boggle? That would be a fun game too!