Webkinz in the Library

Those of you that read my blog on a regular basis might recall that I have at least one daughter (but actually it’s now two) that are Webkinz crazy. So when Tony Tallent, PLCMC’s Youth Services Director told me about the Matthews’ branch latest programming success for kids, I just knew I had to share …

Via Tony @ Yes to Know
“Yesterday was Webkins Day at the Library! This meant a whole bunch of fun, chat and getting to know a group of kids in a very new way. Matthews Branch Library (Thanks, Trish!) here at PLCMC hosted two back-to-back Webkins Club programs for kids…”

Read the full post.

Tony makes some excellent points about opportunities “to meet kids (read: our whole community) where they are by reflecting their delights, their fancies … It creates connections, makes "our" world and theirs collide in meaningful, deeper, and yes, FUN ways.”

Great job Trish & Matthews children’s staff. Let me know when the next Webkidz Day is. I have two young fans that would love to join you.


Jessi said...

I'm not too ashamed to admit I have a webkinz on my desk at work named Dewey. I try to find 5 minutes a day to login and keep him happy. I think of webkinz as "web 2.0 in training." It is certainly a trend we should all be watching and thinking about.

Anonymous said...

Hey,thats cool and all but you should try this instead!!

Marian said...

We started a Webkinz Club at our library this summer. It has been a huge success. We use our portable laptop lab, so that we do not take up all the public computers. Though there are not enough computers for each child, the kids either work together or rotate to other stations to do crafts or play games together that are not online. One is a racing game and the racers are the Webkinz pets. We also have our version of the wheel of wow so kids can win prizes. We currently have a waiting list for this program!

So far we have only tried it at our Central location, but I am hoping other branches will follow our lead.