Sep 26, 2014

The Supper Club: A new App Storytime

 A new evening family storytime featuring apps instead of books -- and also supper.  Mmmm... supper....

What it is:
I started a new program series this month called The Supper Club. We meet on the Third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and families are invited to bring a picnic supper or order from one of the five restaurants near our library (they'll deliver food to the library right before storytime and they created some great "family meal deals" for our storytime families!).  Then, everyone enjoys eating dinner while I read a few book apps, sneak in a few quick tips about healthy ways to incorporate apps into family life, and introduce a few non-book apps (games, puzzles, creativity apps, etc.).

This month, one of the featured book apps was Ink Robin's Picadilly's Circus.  The developer generously sent me some free copies of the app to give away to storytime participants and this great illustration showing an early sketch from the book:
If you'd like to find out which other apps were featured this month, check out the full list here!

Our hands-on craft this month was a DIY pinwheel as an extension of Duckie Deck's Huff n Puff app. You can download the template and instructions and make your own pinwheel here!

Since this is a new program, I need your (yes, you Dear Reader!) input-- would you like to hear more about the Supper Club?  Should I post the apps we featured each month?  Is the pdf version of the list okay, or would you strongly prefer clickable links right in the blog post itself?  Do you love this idea enough that I should add it to the sidebar and include an FAQ page?  Do you have other questions about this new program?  Or should I stick to the hands-on maker-y posts for this blog?  Chime in readers!

Click here to see a longer list of apps I'm happy to recommend (it's a work in progress at this point...).


  1. I would love to hear more about your Supper Club and which apps you use! Clickable links to the apps would be more useful than a pdf.
    This is my first time visiting your blog (I heard about it through Little eLit) so I can't really give feedback about the rest.

  2. I'd love to read more about Supper Club and clickable links would be easiest. Thank you!


Template developed by Confluent Forms LLC; more resources at BlogXpertise