i love hearing what people plan to use their masks for- usually it’s playtime/dress up, birthday parties, or weddings. but it especially warms my heart knowing my masks will be used in a library program or other learning situation. there is so much you can do with a mask; when you slip it on you instantly become another character! librarians are brilliant at using resources and coming up with fabulous ideas that both entertain and educate children of all ages.
today i am shipping a set of 3 masks to a library in New York! here’s the note i received with the order:
Your masks are great! Our library’s summer reading theme for 2012 is night creatures so we would like to order the raccoon, owl, and skunk masks. We put each child into a mask and take their picture for a guessing game all July and August. These are perfect! Stillwater Free Library Stillwater, New York.
such a fun idea! i love it!
and on thursday of this week i will be hanging out at my local library as part of the kick-off for their summer reading program .this years theme is “dream big”. i will have a mask-making station for kids to make their very own super-hero mask! i’m very excited to work with stephanie, the children’s librarian (for 13 years!) the masks we are making on thursday will be paper, makers and glue- but i know the kids will love them nonetheless! i’ll even have some of my felt masks there for the kids to try on and play with. (monroe county library- ellettsville branch– if you are local, stop by on thursday- they have a fantastic kids program this summer!)
libraries offer wonderful programs for kids during the summer. it’s worth it to look into, no matter your kids ages. children’s librarians work very hard to make the library an extra fun (and educational) place to hang out. even if you don’t have kids, i challenge you to find a children’s librarian this summer and thank her/him for making your local library come alive! (and while you’re there, grab a few books, movies, and some music- cause it’s free!)