Kids & Teens

In my 28 years as a Youth Services Librarian, I did hundreds of literature, art, music, and STEM programs for preschool through 5th graders as well as professional development for teachers & librarians and I love sharing those ideas.
Please visit my blog Program Palooza for a plethora of plans and feel free to contact me if you have questions or want to brainstorm!

Inspire your boys and girls to pursue careers in
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
bring Curriculum Standards to life….

Invite “Emily Warren Roebling,” “Elinor Smith Sullivan,” “Ann Baumgartner Carl,” “Abigail Adams,” “Jeannette Rankin” or “Juliette Gordon Low” to your school, camp, or scout program!


Programs can be tailored for primary grades, teens or adult audiences. They can also be tied in with a STEM activity — building bridges or paper airplanes.


“Thank you for allowing Carol Simon Levin to offer her historical presentation to our Bridgewater-Raritan High School Stem Club…. Not only was she fantastic, the students were captivated with her historical characterization of this very modern woman from another time who pioneered an engineering marvel.  We will never view the Brooklyn Bridge the same.  Her elaborate efforts also included bridge-building hands-on activities which had students involved and thinking… One student told me, ‘That was the best presentation that we had all year!’”
— Joanna R.  Bridgewater Raritan High School Librarian.


“Thank you so much for this morning’s presentation. The presentation was informative, well thought out and entertaining. The 2nd graders really enjoyed your visit and they’ve been asking me follow up questions ever since–which I consider the best sign of learning. Thank you for your time and preparation, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting Emily!” — Michele (Stevens Cooperative School)


“Thank YOU!!!!  The story was fabulous, on so many levels.  And your passion for it was the best part. Thank you so much for bringing Emily Roebling to life this morning!”
–G.L. The Willow School


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American Girls, their dolls, and their brothers learned about Emily Roebling and built bridges at a Sussex County Library “American Girl Club Tea”


“Juliette Low” with two members of a Girl Scout troop during Basking Ridge Girl Scouts’ “Thinking Day 2019”  (photo courtesy of Barbara Geary)