Ninja Night!

Summer Reading Program 2015 For our family night this summer we decided on ninja night! It was SO FUN! BOOKS TO SHARE Ninja! by Arree Chung Ninja Boy Goes to School by N.D. Wilson My Grandma’s a Ninja by Todd Tarpley Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Olson DRESS LIKE A NINJA! Headbands: Using scraps of superhero…

Life-size Candyland

FAMILY PROGRAM It really doesn’t get much more fun than this friends! The “heavy lifting” part of this program is all of the preparation.  Actually running it is not too labor-intensive. Here’s how we set up…. THE GAMEBOARD We used pieces of taped-down construction paper for the gameboard. The other option – if you know…

FROZEN Family Night

What better way to bring in the cold winter than by having a Frozen Family Night!? This was one of the most popular family programs we’ve had! This would be a great summer program too,  “Beat the heat with a Frozen Night!”. A MUST to try at your library! FOOD Blue Cake Bars I knew…

Merry Grinchmas!

Our library hosted a Grinch themed family night in December and it was a hit! We had so much fun and had a great turnout. FOOD Whoville Cookies My awesome co-worker made this since I am not the best baker 🙂 Below is the recipe she used from Midget Mamma Ingredients: (Recipe makes 4 dozen cookies)…

Creepy, Crawly, Café

Sticking with the Summer Reading theme for the week, Grossology, we hosted Einstein’s Creepy, Crawly, Café! This was such an awesome family night! Although it took a bit of prep work to make all the food it was definitely worth it to see the kid’s reactions. This would be a great idea for Halloween too…

LEGO® Family Night

LEGO® family night was such a HUGE success, I highly recommend hosting one at your library! Who doesn’t love LEGO®? 🙂 ARTWORK & PRINTABLES: What Poppeline Sees Blog LEGO PRIZE TABLE Our library received free tickets to The LEGO® Movie and a Mini LEGO® City Police Car to give away as prizes during family night. We normally don’t do prizes…

Superhero Family Program!

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES! After wrapping up Summer Reading, we wanted to start our fall programming with a BANG. What better way than to host a superhero family night!? This was a BLAST and I highly recommend doing it with your families 🙂 SUPERHERO BOOKS BOOK 1: Mighty Max by Harriet Ziefert BOOK 2: Superdog by Caralyn…

Holiday Caroling Family Night

  Everyone met at the library to pick up song sheets before we headed out to sing.  Having the words to the songs is important! Here are a few well-known tunes that celebrate the season, rather than a specific holiday. Let it Snow Deck the Halls Frosty the Snowman Jingle Bells The Most Wonderful Time of…

A Halloween Family Night

FAMILY PROGRAM Last night we held a Halloween Family Night!  We had about 40 people attend and all of the kids came in costume.  (And of course, Miss Mollie and I were in costume as well – we were Minnie Mouse & Little Red Riding Hood.) OPENING To begin the program, we had the children…