Can I just say…WOW. My wonderful coworker (Maura) and I had NO CLUE this new program would be such a big hit the first time around! I also need to say that KIDS. CAN. EAT. OMG. We ended up having total of 15 preteens/teens at our first Pizza Time, which is a great start because our teen programs have been poorly attended in the last months. I’m saying 1 or 2 or 0 kids. So we figured we would create this Preteen Pizza Time for kids in grades 5-8 to help grow them into library loving teens! This program is being offered the last Saturday of every month from 12-1:30pm. Obviously, we offer pizza and some sort of activity. This time around we did mini bowling and giant pictionary. The kids seemed to love it! Of course, there was some eye rolling and drama, but that’s to be expected with this age group. Overall it was great! And TIRING. And we ran out of pizza. So this time around we are going to set up our Wii and a few board games for them to play. Then Maura and I will hand out the pizza so no one gets greedy. That will be happening this Saturday so I will be sure to let you all know how it goes! I’m really hoping we still get a good crowd 🙂
It just goes to show that if you put the word “pizza” in a program title, they will come.