About a month ago, a much beloved children’s librarian left our staff to move to D.C. I took over a few of her regular programs, including the monthly Girl’s Club for girls ages 8-12. One Monday a month the girls gather to watch a movie, have a snack, and make a craft. This beloved librarian had also thrown the girls a Saturday pajama party twice a year.

I had my first Monday Girl’s Club a few weeks back, and it was about time for a pajama party as well. This past Saturday was my scheduled weekend to work in April, so I decided to jump in and carry on the tradition. My limit of 15 girls was quickly reached, and I had a waiting list of another 15. From 11am-3pm we watched High School Musical AND High School Musical 2 (with the girls singing along to all the songs) while doing all kinds of fun things. I wore my hair in pigtails to work and sported my favorite PJs, which made the girls giggle to no end. They all wore their pajamas, too. This seemed to delight them more than anything: wearing their pajamas in the library! We had an icebreaker to get to know each other, I made them lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (when they registered they had to tell us if they were allergic to peanuts), we braided each other’s hair, AND we made these fabulous Sculpey clay pens for everyone to take home. The picture is fuzzy because it is hard to get 15 giddy little girls to stand still long enough for a picture. Plus it’s hard to focus on those darn pens.

The day was fabulous and we all had a great time, but now I have completely lost my voice as a result of talking over 15 hyper little girls.

If you want to know how to make Sculpey pens, check out the details here.