Midlo Library premieres Virtual Variety Show

Virtual Variety Show


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The Midlo Library debuts their Virtual Variety Show on December, 7, 2020 for all to participate in.

With the return to virtual learning instruction, the Midlothian High School Library presents a Virtual Variety Show in an effort to connect with students. Generating content that corresponds with various themed days, the weekly installments allow for librarians Mrs. Heather Murfee and Mrs. Emilia Evans to remain a positive force in the lives of students, despite the challenges accompanying distance learning. 

Each week, the librarians post new videos to the Virtual Variety Show website, as well as on the Midlo Library’s YouTube channel. From personalized crafts to mouth-watering recipes, students of all grade levels have the opportunity to separate themselves from the stresses of school and take part in engaging activities. By reimagining the popular events that they host through the school year, the library uses technology at their disposal to creatively reach the student body. “We are really missing having kids in the building, so we wanted to find a way to connect. We decided to do a few holiday-themed recipes and crafts in place of our usual Global Celebrations event,” Mrs. Emilia Evans said.

Starting off the week, Maker Monday provides students with easy-to-follow art tutorials. With the holidays just around the corner, the first DIY project featured a holiday glitter ornament. Whether this craft is the perfect addition to your Christmas tree or a thoughtful gift for that hard-to-please someone, it represents a simple handmade way to spread holiday cheer. To make the activity as easy as possible, the library will provide all the necessary materials to the first ten people who message them. Supply pick-up takes place during the curbside Library On Demand. Following Monday’s festivities, Book Trailer Tuesday recommends a different book for students to read each week. Inspiring all to uncover their reading personalities, engaging book trailers allow students to virtually visit the library to find the book genre most suitable to them. Tasty Thursdays appeal to those interested in expanding their taste buds. Offering unique recipes, instructional videos guide viewers through a step-by-step cooking process. Rounding off the week, Spirit Fridays showcase those with the most Midlo pride. By submitting a picture to the library, students have the chance to showcase their school spirit for all to see. 

When school resumes in January, the Virtual Variety Show will “focus on healthy recipes and crafts that promote stress relief and mindfulness,” Evans said.