The Morristown Centennial Library recently held a Diary of a Wimpy Kid party, and it was a hit, drawing kids and families to the library on a Saturday morning. Rachel Funk, the Youth Services Librarian, found good ideas at:
The kit included on this site is for Dog Days, but can be applied to any Wimpy Kid party. They played two games listed in the kit, read the first “diary entry” of The Ugly Truth, and had cake. Rachel also created bookmark-shaped list of “If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you might like…” and listed some of the books that are part of the library collection
Posted in Book Lists and Collection Promotion, Children's Programs
Tagged activities, book character, children's program, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, family programs, Jeff Kinney, Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville, party, program
The Mark Skinner Library has started one to one basic computer literacy training, supported by library staff. Nice article from the Manchester Journal online.
MANCHESTER – For years, there had always been
someone else around to do the lifting when it came
to using a computer. But when the health and rehabilitation center she works for as a part-time nurse announced they would be moving to a more computer- based system for dispensing medication and other tasks that used to be handled by pen and paper, Helen Judd knew it was time to bite the bullet.
The Manchester resident signed up for a new one-on-
one computer literacy class being offered at the
Mark Skinner library. The main thing was getting
over some fears about the computer itself and
practice a few basic skills, she said. “I didn’t know anything about it and wasn’t interested,” she said. “Everyone around me did what I needed to get done.”
Outside of work, she wanted to learn how to send email
as well as surf the Web for information about
medicine and health care…