Steal This Idea: Family Fort Night at the Library
My local public library (Herrick DL).
Family Fort Night.
For an hour after the library closes, families have run of the children’s section. After a whole group story time, kids and their grown-ups build forts out of whatever materials they bring (clips provided by the library).
Grab some books and read in that fort.
Put your stuffed animal to bed in that fort.
S’mores were served.
It was a fun night, and I think it’s a program that would work in libraries everywhere.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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