Gingerbread Man Hunt

Hi Guys,20161227_091257

This week is winter break for all of the kiddies at the library and we’ve got a few different
programs planned. One that I am running is a Gingerbread Man Hunt.

Every day this week, we are hiding the Gingerbread Man somewhere in the library. The kids can come to the children’s information desk for a clue. I will post all my clues in a slideshow below.20161227_091344

When they find the gingerbread man, they come and tell the librarian. Each day, when they find him, the kids can earn a stamp on their Gingerbread Man bookmark.

When they find him two times they earn a prize… a little gingerbread man pencil. If they find him all five times we have some bookish giveaways they can choose from.

We are a couple of days into our Gingerbread Man Hunt at the library and it is going great!

This is just a fun little hunt for the kids to do while they are at the library. It is a quick, easy, passive program that all ages can participate in. 20161228_173922

Some notes/suggestions if you are going to do your own gingerbread man hunt:

  • Make sure the gingerbread man is visible and not actually hidden or else the younger
    ones will get frustrated.
  • Be prepared to read the clues for the kids and make a big deal when they find the gingerbread man.
  • Finally, make sure you put the gingerbread man somewhere high. And make sure everyone on the staff knows that they kids are to spot the gingerbread man, not to actually catch him. You don’t want to have keep putting him back in his hiding spot. The kids can tell you where he is, although they may want to show you too.20161228_205952

Overall, this has been a successful little program. I am excited to see if I have any kiddies come back every day this week and how many will earn the giveaways.

That’s all for now!

-M-

 

 

 

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3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

Hi Guys,

Thanks again to PoojaG for the nomination for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! Final day here I come:

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are… all bookish quotes from some of my favorite/recent reads:

1.  JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit

“Bilbo rushed along the passage, very angry, and altogether bewildered and bewuthered–this was the most awkwatd Wednesday he ever remembered.”

2. Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells

“Summer was a lady who didn’t give up her spotlight easily.”

3. Kiersten White, And I Darken

“On our wedding night,” she said, “I will cut out your tongue and swallow it. Then both tongues that spoke our marriage vows will belong to me, and I will be wed only to myself. You will most likely choke to death on your own blood, which will be unfortunate, but I will be both husband and wife and therefore not a widow to be pitied.”

 My nominees for today are:

simple Ula

Young Adult Lit Reviews

bookowly

Hope you enjoy!

That’s all for now!

-M-

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

Hi Guys,

Thanks again to PoojaG for the nomination for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! Here goes day 2:

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are… super random:

1. Gotta love me some Hemingway:

I drink to make other people more interesting.” – Ernest Hemingway

2. Haha a fun one for your all:

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

3. And a quote all librarians love:

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr.Seuss

My nominees for today are:

TheCanaryReview

between folded pages

jenacidebybibliophile

Hope you enjoy! Look out for Day 3.

That’s all for now!

-M-

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

Hi Guys,

Thanks to PoojaG for the nomination for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! Here goes:

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are:

1. One of my all-time favorites and one I even have a tattoo of:

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – EE Cummings

2. I came across this one the other day in the dedication page of a book I was reading:

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

3. Another favorite of mine. Just a lovely little poem about inner strength and so much more:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

-William Ernest Henley

My nominees for today are:

doddyaboutbooks

BookSlayerReads

ahouseofbooks

Hope you enjoy! Look out for Day 2 & 3.

That’s all for now!

-M-