Program Resources

Browse through a variety of program ideas and resources contributed by librarians throughout Northwest Ohio. Have a resource you would like to share? Email a brief description along with a copy and/or link to Erica Pax, Emerging Technologies Educator at

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Educational Activities You Can Do at Home

On this site, you will find resources to engage learners in grades pre-K to 12 with science, the natural world, wildlife and conservation.

Elephant Family Craft

Create a herd of elephants out of simple materials. While kids are making these elephants, teach them a few fun facts about these magnificent mammals.

Escape Room: How to Create an Escape Room for Tweens and Teens at Your Library

This presentation explains how to create an escape room in any library with an emphasis on space, story, puzzles, and props. Ideas for space-themed, popular culture, and sci-fi escape rooms are provided.

Fairy Rings: The Rise of Imagination (Presentation)

This presentation includes information about fairies and fairy-themed game ideas.

Fairytale Storytime

This fairy tale themed storytime provides recommendations for books, songs, fingerplays, flannel boards, snacks, and crafts.

Family Space Storytime (ages 18 months - 5 years)

This space themed family storytime provides recommendations for books, flannel boards, songs, crafts, and sensory science crafts.

Finding Dory Interactive Movie Script

This interactive movie script outlines audience actions for scenes throughout Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory.

Goldfish Crackers STEAM Activity

Learn how to make a three-wheel recycled cardboard pulley system using simple supplies and goldfish crackers.

Homemade Floam Recipe

Step-by-step instructions for making homemade Floam and recommendations for use with children of differing abilities.

Homemade Shaker Eggs

Step-by-step instructions for creating shaker eggs out of plastic eggs and dried lentils or split peas.