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Books about school and library activities for children and young adults, including storytimes, crafts, games, puppet shows, and flannelboards


The Hipster Librarian's Guide to Teen Craft Projects

Leading Kids to Books through CRAFTS

25 Latino Craft Projects: Celebrating Culture in Your Library Series


Storytime Magic: 400 Fingerplays, Flannelboards, and Other Activities

Storytimes for Two-Year-Olds, Third Edition

More Family Storytimes: Twenty-four Creative Programs for All Ages

Family Storytime: 24 Creative Programs for All Ages

Preschool Favorites: 35 Storytimes Kids Love

Cool Story Programs for the School-Age Crowd

Caroline Feller Bauer's New Handbook for Storytellers

Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library®: Partnering with Caregivers for Success

Books in Bloom: Creative Patterns and Props That Bring Stories to Life


Gamers…in the Library?!: The Why, What, and How of Videogame Tournaments for All Ages

Sex, Brains, and Video Games: The Librarian's Guide to Teens in the Twenty-first Century

Gaming in Academic Libraries

Summer Reading Program Fun: 10 Thrilling, Inspiring, Wacky Board Games for Kids


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Storytime in the library


How to Do "The Three Bears" with Two Hands: Performing with Puppets

Leading Kids to Books through PUPPETS

Storytelling with Puppets: Second Edition

One-Person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified: With 38 Folk-Tale Scripts

Young Adults

Hosting a Library Mystery

Resource-Based Learning Activities: Information Literacy for High School Students

Picture Books Plus: 100 Extension Activities in Art, Drama, Music, Math, and Science

Exploring Science in the Library: Resources and Activities for Young People

Other reading activities

Connecting Boys with Books: What Libraries Can Do

Booktalking Bonanza

Reading is Funny! Motivating Kids to Read with Riddles

A Box Full of Tales

Poetry Aloud Here!: Sharing Poetry with Children in the Library