Capes and Community Heroes
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Posted by: Nathan Swartzendruber
At Monday’s Summer Reading Program workshop, people shared
hero-related programs they had held in the past and pitched ideas for
new programs to try.
Speakers from PLCH shared a twist on the build-your-own obstacle
course. They started with a superhero outfit and a hula hoop. The hoop
stands in for phone booth. Start the timer and the hero leaps in to don
cape, mask and other accoutrements. Then she’s out to run the course and
back to change into civilian dress.
They also created a superhero photo shoot. On the ground, lay out a
blue sheet for sky and other pieces to create your scene. Then the
superhero lays down but poses like they’re flying. Parents step up onto a
ladder and take photos, looking down, to complete the illusion.
Racheal Mick, SWON’s CE Coordinator, put together a Pinterest
board of community heroes. On it, you’ll find everything program
designs, community heroes to invite to your library, and hero-related
books for a range of ages.
Nothing’s like hearing the speakers in person, but several shared
slides and documents you can view at the Children Services Special
Interest Group page. You’ll need to log in with a free SWON site account
first. Then go to the SIG and click “Group Pages” to get to the Fall
2015 Summer Reading Workshop page. Or log in and click
- Nathan Swartzendruber, SWON Technology Educator
Fall Luncheon and Membership
Our Fall Luncheon is on the calendar, November
13th in Hamilton, Ohio. We’ll have several speakers from our region
talk about the maker spaces in their libraries, from a portable box of
maker tools to Lane Libraries’ Community Technology Center which we’ll
get to tour. See