- Make a scene (Christmas) - Kids went to the wall to dig letters from the snow to spell the mystery word.
- Overdrive - Borrowed ebooks to read
- Animal - I didn't project but play the "guess what animal" sound game.
- Purchased books: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, Napkin Man and Turkey Gobble. These had little interactive areas for us to do while reading.
- SeeTouchLearn: I used for alphabets
- Feltz & Mother Goose on the Loose: felt board
So I didn't use it that much, probably a good 5 - 10% per session. I'm not sure if it was the weather or the iPad but my attendance started to increase. At the end of the six weeks I passed out my post-survey, the results were: Everyone thought using iPad during story time was appropriate; some felt it was interactive; some had issue with the set-up of the projector, some felt iPad should be used a few times but not during every story time and everyone loved seeing the book enlarged on the wall.
In the end I have decided to apply for a grant to purchase a ceiling projector for the Story Room. My plans are to project more stories on the wall and when using iPad for a game to let the kids one at a time use it while others look on.
Youth Services Librarian
Geneva Public Library