Regional Resource Kits - Storytime Kits

Regional Resource Kits - Storytime Kits

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Description: 
Wapiti Regional Library developed a set of programming kits which are loanable by the region's branch libraries. These kits give branch librarians quick & easy programming options. 5 Storytime Kits were designed for use with kids 3-8. Each kit has a theme and comes with related books, flannel board activities, crafts, songs, rhymes & planning tools.
Length of program session: 
30-60 minutes
Audience
Primary Audience: 
Babies/Toddlers
Preschool (aged 3-4)
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Resources
Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.): 
- Book Description List - Opening Songs - Puppet Activities - Flannel Stories & Songs - “Get the Wiggles Out” Activities - Goodbye Songs - Craft Activities - Inventory List - Feedback Sheets. The Guides & materials for the Winter and Summer kits are included. The other 3 kits were a Canada kit, Canadian Nature kit and Canadian Authors kit.
Evaluation
What were the goals/objectives of your program?: 
Goals of the project included creating a set of kits at the Regional Office which are available for branch libraries use, and creating more standardized programming around the region. The storytime kits are meant to encourage early literacy and a love o reading.
Feedback from Participants: 
Participants loved the diversity of the books and felt board materials provided, as well as the crafts & songs.
Highlights - what worked well?: 
The mix of materials in each kit allowed each storytime to be different, and be tailored towards different ages.
Copies of program publicity (newspaper articles, letters of appreciation, participant feedback, etc.):