Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? | Programs That Pop. Article on Play-based active programs for adults. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/opinion/programs-that-pop/why-should-kids-have-all-the-fun-programs-that-pop/#_.
Audrey Barbakoff. 2016. Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults. Includes chapter on Book Bikes and Nerf Capture the Flag programming ideas. Adults-Fun-Nerf.pdf
Emily T. Wichman. Chapter on Scavenger Hunts (including Letterboxing and other movement-based programs). Librarian’s Guide to Passive Programs: Easy and Affordable Activities for All Ages. ScavengerHunts.pdf
Joiner, Sara K., and Geri Swanzy. Teen Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. [Chapter on play and active teen programs.] Teen-Services-Today.pdf
Lunch at the Library. Programming. http://lunchatthelibrary.org/toolkit/programming/. Resource on creating fun, active programs in public libraries that host summer lunch programs.
Kacper Jarecki. 2016. Ping pong at the library. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/08/ping-pong-at-the-library/.
Association for Library Service to Children. 2010. Letterboxing at Your Library. http://www.ala.org/alsc/issuesadv/kidscampaign/gamesactivities/letterboxing
ALSC. 2016. Curiosity Creates INNOVATIVE LIBRARY PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN. Written for the Association for Library Service to Children by Paula Holmes. Report highlights in part programs that focus on “Action and Movement: Boost creative potential through physical activity.
2015. Toddler Obstacle Course. Library Lalaland: Exuberant Engagement in Library Fun. http://lalalalibrary.blogspot.com/2015/04/toddler-obstacle-course.html
Kathleen Crouse. 2016. Hungry Hungry Hippos. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/hungry-hungry-hippos [Program is life-sized version of this game]
Jenn Carson. 2016. Prevent Bullying through Exercise. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/prevent-bullying-through-exercise
Jenn Carson. 2016. Kinetic Literacy. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/kinetic-literacy
Jenn Carson. 2016. Library Mini-Golf. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/library-mini-golf
Kathleen Larson. 2016. Superhero Training Academy. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/superhero-training-academy
Blog post on life-sized candyland: http://lalalalibrary.blogspot.com/2015/03/life-sized-candyland.html
Kaplan, Allison. 2014. Get up and move! Why movement is part of early literacy skills development. http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/Mediasite6/Play/742415b55a104bb7a9cfb5542de850d41d and http://vanhise.lss.wisc.edu/slis/documents/2014KaplanWebinarBib.pdf
Payne, Rachel G. 2013. “Read, Play, Grow!: Enhancing early literacy at Brooklyn Public Library,” School Library Journal. http://www.slj.com/2013/07/standards/early-learning/read-play-grow-enhancing-early-literacy-at-brooklyn-public-library/#_
San Diego County Library. Rockin’ Recess Program. http://www.countynewscenter.com/happening-county-library/
Dance! Dance! Dance! Youth Services Shout Out Blog. http://yssevents.blogspot.com/2017/01/dance-dance-dance.html
Program Idea: Parachute Playtime. http://www.sotomorrowblog.com/2013/08/program-idea-parachute-playtime.html
AnjiPlay at Madison Public Library http://librarymakers.blogspot.com/2016/06/let-wild-rumpus-start.html and http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/wild-rumpus
Katherine Hand. 2016. Laser Tag at the Library. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/laser-tag-library
Priscilla Lewis. 2017. Afterhours: Extreme Hide-and-Seek. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/afterhours-extreme-hide-and-seek