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Youth programming ipad app: Singing Fingers!


Singer Fingers About page:

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Stop-Motion Animation

Whiteboard animation loosely based upon Homer’s Iliad. Created for Junior Classical League. Placed first in NCJCL (North Carolina) State competition. Placed first in NJCL National 10th grade entry. Made at Imaginon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Original Soundtrack created by Rachel Rust with animation collabration between Rachel and Rebekah Rust.

How to guide: Stop-motion_animation_-_Anythink

Stop-motion animation tutorials for Windows:

From the Stop-motion animation PLA program, Kristen Stehel from the Utah State Library participated in a team project and created the following video.

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Teen Tech Week 2014: Circuits, makey makey, and more!

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 9.30.59 AMAn entire week of programming ideas for teen tech week thanks to The Unquiet Librarian!

  • Makey Makey kits
  • Squishy Circuit kits
  • Conductive and insulating playdough
  • MakeyMakey piano and bongo
  • Duct tape crafts

Vine videos, images, details on The Unquiet Librarian blog:


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Doctor Who Party–The Hurricane Branch of the Washington County Library System


If you are thinking of having a Doctor Who party, and why shouldn’t you be, the Hurricane Branch of the Washington County Library System can get you started. Sarah Hall of the Hurricane Branch writes: “We had over 50 attendees – ranging from an 18-month-old (who was dressed as an Adipose) to a gentleman in his 60’s. It was so much fun!”

Here are the fliers and activities to get you started.

Doctor Party 10

Doctor Who Trivia

Doctor Who Trivia answers

Consonants for Gallifreyian

how to write in gallifreyian

Vote for Your Favorite Companion

Doctor Who Display March 2011

Garland Public Library Program Ideas

Here are some great program ideas from the Garland Public Library and from Dani in particular. Each of these events would work at just about any public library in Utah. Great job Garland Public Library for having fun with your teens and kids. HAVING FUN IS ESSENTIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorites is the PIMP MY CART activity. Check it out and let the kids decorate your drab gray carts.

battle of the bands 2013

Dance Macabre Poster 2 Proofed (1)

makeup club nov, dec, and jan

pimp my cart

Garland Public Library Harry Potter ideas:
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mandrake poster

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mandrake care

Sarah Hall’s Book Recommendations


We received a great a bunch of book recommendation brochures from Sarah Hall of the Washington County Library. They are thoughtful and beautifully designed. I have found repeatedly at my library that readers advisory makes patrons feel served better than just about anything I do at the library. Great work from Sarah Hall.

Chick Lit brochure

Contemp Teen Brochure

Epic Fantasy Teen Brochure

Horror Brochure

Magic Teen Brochure

Paranormal Teen Brochure

Tween books Brochure

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Dark Fantasy brochure

Dystopian Teen brochure

Fairy Tale Rewrites pg 1

Fairy Tale Rewrites pg 2

Historical adventures brochure

Historical Romance brochure

Humor Teen brochure

Mysteries Teen brochure

Mythology based books brochure

Pop-horror twilight brochure

Science Fiction brochure

Sports brochure

Steampunk brochureb

Teen Christmas brochure

True to life brochure

Urban sci-fi fantasy brochure

Halloween Tween Program: Chocolate Wars

Kelly Jensen from the Beloit Public Library in Wisconsin generously shared her report on this program. Activities range from finger painting with chocolate to nose-racing chocolate whoppers. (which could also be done with marbles)

Click on the picture to see details for the program!

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