This morning I put on my first Play to Learn program at the new library. The actual program was the same as I did in August and blogged about here. Today was more a lesson in logistics (and some showing off on my part).
I moved from putting the program on in a meeting room that seats 100 to having a dedicated children's activity room that seats 24. (Isn't it pretty?) I like having the dedicated children's program room, but we had to bump down the program limit to 20 kids. We also had 4 strollers being pushed around the room with siblings inside so we couldn't ask parents to leave the strollers outside. This meant that we had to have space enough for those strollers to move around the room.
I put out 2 flannelboards, which are usually stored in our story time room. The glitch here is that the story time room is on the exact opposite side of the department from the activity room.
Above is another thing that I love. We have a stuffed couch and chair, along with an end table, in the activity room. This is the perfect setting for parents to share books with their children!
One end of the room holds three giant magnet walls. My early literacy juices are running with these.
Plus, we have child-sized tables and benches. While these are great for kids, the benches are sturdy enough for adults too.
While I liked my old building, I am loving the new one. There is a lot of untapped potential here as I get settled in.