Monday, August 3, 2015

Thrive Thursday Roundup for 8/6/15

I am the lucky host of August's Thrive Thursday blog hop!

The idea behind Thrive Thursday is to compile great ideas from children's librarians who work with school age kids. It was dreamed up by Lisa Shaia of Thrive After Three. Currently assisting in this endeavor will be Meg, Jennifer, Brytani and myself. Every month a different blogger hosts the roundup and shares posts about programs and other school age library awesomeness.

So without further ado, here is what was shared this month:

In keeping with this summer's hero theme, Kendra shares her superhero training camp and obstacle course at Read Sing Play. I may just have to use a couple of these ideas at my end of summer reading party!

For more fun superhero party ideas check out Tales from The Nerdy.

Angie at Fat Girl Reading shared some passive programs she did at her library this summer. Totally planning on using her showdown idea at my library!

At The Show Me Librarian Amy wrote about some terrific pop up programming she did this summer with the help of her teen volunteers.

Also harnessing the power of volunteers, Carolyn from They Call Me Miss Carolyn did a Just Dance Party.

Ingrid at Magpie Librarian shared her catapult program. Her targets are a great addition, especially Voldemort and Justin "Beaver".

Over at Hey There Library Nikki's Jackson Pollack program sounds like wonderful and messy fun.

Our Neighborhood Librarian Brytani combined learning about Jane Goodall with fort making for an awesome jungle campout.

Marge at Tiny Tips for Library Fun gives an overview of how her library did summer reading this year.

Sarah, the Green Bean Teen Queen, did a comic con at her library that sounds like a blast. Love the way she included local groups!

Thank you all so much for sharing! For more information and school age program ideas you can check out the Thrive Thursday website, Pinterest page and Facebook group.


  1. Here's my catapult program:

  2. Here is my Jackson Pollock program!

  3. Here's my Jungle Campout!

  4. A low-prep and awesome superhero training course from Kendra:

    Angie's run down of passive programs for the summer:

    Another superhero party from Tales from the Nerdy. I love her spin on mystery bags!

    Amy shared her fun and easy ideas for pop-up programming over the summer:

    Carolyn harnessed the power of her teen volunteers to put on a Just Dance Party! Check out the dance painting idea!

    Of course you can always count on Marge to have the best summer reading commentary. She gives an overview of their program here:

    And who wasn't a little love with Sarah and her three part series on pulling together a comic con in the library?

  5. We did a Minion program this summer to tie in with the movie.