So how did our Easter Library Tour 2019 go?
I assembled my eggs, found a cute basket, knew I had a great lesson plan and I was ready for my Easter Library Tour 2019!
Easter Egg props, templates and basket.
My tour began on Monday 8th April at Swiss Cottage Library! I had a fantastic group of 42 children who took part in my Easter activities and it was absolutely brilliant! My event was announced over a tannoy at the library which was a pretty cool moment! My Storytime packages sold like hot potatoes and lots of parents signed my Mailing List. Woohoo!
My first visit to Maida Vale Library was next, and was quite a test for me, as I had another large group of children. However this time, I had to cater for a larger age range! From babies and toddlers right up to 8 and 9-year-olds! Pretty tricky for me! I have had this situation many times at libraries so it's no surprise but each story needs to be altered so I can make my session interesting, engaging and fun for all of the children in the group.
On this tour, every Storytime was slightly different depending on the space I had in the library, the number of children and families at the library and the age range! It was a challenge, I had to think on my toes but somehow I managed to make it work every time!
I ended my first week at West Hampstead Library. I had a lovely little group of toddlers who enjoyed my activities, especially the "eggs in basket" bit during the drama section! It was a great way to end a wonderful week! The first leg of my Easter Library Tour had gone extremely well and I hoped the second week didn't go too quickly, as I was having so much fun with the kids, I didn't want it to end!
The second leg of my tour kicked off at Kentish Town Library on Monday 15th April with another lovely little group! Children had created Easter artwork which was displayed on the walls of the library. It was the perfect setting for my Storytime! I referred to the egg designs hanging on the walls when we talked about Easter and my story at the start of my session. It was great!
My next two Storytimes would be in the heart of busy London city!
Shoe Lane Library! Surrounded by tall London business buildings, it seems unlikely that this library would have any sort of community feel to it what so ever. However, this library has such a lovely atmosphere, all the families and children know each other and everyone is so friendly. I had a wonderful group of 41 children taking part in my story and activities and they loved my colourful eggs! There was an excitement in the library and everyone was enjoying themselves. It was pure joy!
Easter fun at Shoe Lane Library! Listening to my story. Giving out eggs and having fun singing and dancing around the library.
Adding up eggs with the children at the Barbican Library. Collecting eggs in my basket and talking about drawing eggs!
BIG thank you to all of the wonderful London Libraries for being part of our Easter Library Tour 2019 and well done to all the children who took part.
See you all soon again,