Three Things I’ve Stolen from the Grocery Store

Original image was originally posted to Flickr by SeattleMunicipal Archives under the terms of the cc-by-2.0In order to make ends meet, I recently served a brief stint as a cashier at a national grocery chain. Before I could even touch a register, I had to spend six grueling, consecutive hours watching training videos and another … Continue reading Three Things I’ve Stolen from the Grocery Store

Create & Innovate: Post-It Note Pixel Art

For our monthly teen crafting program, we invited teens to decorate the library with Post-It Note pixel art. You basically create giant mosaics with the Post-Its!A very simple activity, you just need various colors of Post-Its and window or wall space. We did this program a year ago, and we found out the Post-Its don't … Continue reading Create & Innovate: Post-It Note Pixel Art

Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for making…

Last year I had so much fun with Teen Tech Week, I couldn't wait to start planning this year's events at the Oskaloosa Public Library. We're still about a month out, but I've gotten everything finalized and the promo posters are off to the printer! Not wanting to do the exact same thing as last … Continue reading Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for making…

Create & Innovate: Giant 3D Snowflakes

We have a small group of teen regulars at my library who are hardcore crafters. When I took over/started helping out with teen programming, I started a monthly crafting program called Create & Innovate (that's edgy, mature and modern right?). Each month I plan either a specific craft or go very general and open the … Continue reading Create & Innovate: Giant 3D Snowflakes