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Dinovember

Dinosaurs have invaded my library. We’ve turned this November into Dinovember. Dinovember is the month when the dinosaurs come out to play. It was started by two parents who decided to have some fun with their children’s dinosaur toys and a month of dinosaur antics was born. You can follow the dino adventures on the Dinovember Tumblr. The creators also recently released a book, What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night.

Inspired by these silly dinosaurs, my staff and I decided to have some fun. We transformed one of our giant workroom windows in a calendar. Each day we post a new picture of what the dinosaurs have been up to at the library. The kids (and the parents) are having lots of fun checking out the photos and have even been looking around the department to see if they can catch the dinosaurs in action. All the staff have pulled together to make Dinovember happen with taking pictures, sharing dinosaur toys, helping us come up with ideas, and letting us invade their departments with dinosaurs. It’s a very simple thing to put together and the response has been great. I love inspiring imagination in the kids and they are getting a kick out of all the silly things the dinosaurs come up with to do each day.

Here’s a peek of what our dinosaurs have been up to:

Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert
Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert
Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert
Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert
Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert
Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert
Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert
Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

We’ve been having so much fun, I think we should make Dinovember a yearly treat. And I hope other libraries join us in the fun!

 

5 comments

  1. Jane Breen

    Sammy and the Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow gets us playing with the dinosaurs too.
    http://piperlovesthelibrary.blogspot.com/2012/06/almost-flannel-friday-dinosaur.html

    Love Dinovember! Bravo!

    1. Sarah

      Oh I love this idea! I’m adding this next year and doing a dinosaur bucket of my own! 🙂

  2. Rebecca Aaron

    Hmmm. A little late for me to start Dinovember this year. What about Dinocember?

    1. Kate Hamper

      Dino December sounds catchy too!

    2. Sarah

      Yes! Dinosaurs year round!

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