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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Passive Programming for Summer Reading 2020 – Children

Fairy tale themed passive programming ideas for children and tweens/teens.

Preschool Space Story Time

This space themed storytime for preschool age children includes book recommendations, songs and rhymes, flannel board ideas.

Princess Themed Storytime

This princess themed storytime includes activity suggestions based on Heath McKenzie's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess.

Recycled Cup Turtle

Make a recycled cup turtle using a plastic cup, small craft items, and the provided template.

Rocketing into Space Storytime (Ages 2-8)

This space themed storytime includes book recommendations, songs and rhymes, and instructions to make a name rocket.

San Diego Zoo Kids

Through animal stories, live video feeds of animals in their enclosures, crafts and activities, conservation projects, games, and more, San Diego Zoo Kids website piques children’s interest in feathered, furred, and finned friends, as well as those with scales and antennae!

School Age Small Group Programming

This resource is filled with ideas for space themed STEM/STEAM activities and games as well as book recommendations.

Science and Engineering Challenge Cards

The James Dyson Foundation provides free resources help students use their hands and their heads to solve real-world problems. Resources include a variety of science and engineering challenges specifically for children ages 7+.

Science Time Videos

Understanding basic science concepts is key to enjoying STEM and the world around you. Astronauts on board the International Space Station have conducted experiments to explore some basic science concepts. Come explore with the astronauts!

Shark Week Storytime and Activities

This Shark Week storytime script includes books, songs, flannel board rhymes, craft ideas, and a sensory activity. Also included are ideas for a Family Fun Shark Party, Three Little Fist and BIG BAD Shark puppet show script, Tween/Teen Shark Week activities, and a Chocolate Shark Bark snack recipe.