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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Community Event Kit

I am guessing that many of the libraries who read this blog get invited to have a table at community events.  This is a great way to meet new people who might not otherwise make it into the library, but it can be time-consuming, and sometimes difficult to think of what to put on your table to best attract a crowd and engage them once they come.

I am considering putting together a kit for libraries to check out from IFLS to use for community events, particularly ones where families with young children will be present (think:  preschool screening, community night out, school open houses, community festivals).  I'm interested in your feedback about what you think would be the most useful things to put in a kit like that.  If you are an IFLS or WVLS library, please take a few minutes to fill out this form!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Free ALSC Webinar about Summer Learning

small child in shorts holds sifter and shovel with sand and rocks in it
Image credit:  Pixabay
Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning
Thursday, 1/17
1:00 pm (Central)

Children need to keep learning during the summer.  Libraries have long embraced their role in the summer learning landscape.  The National Summer Learning Association has embraced libraries as valuable community hubs of summer learning.  Learn how the NSLA can support libraries, and gain an awareness of the best practices in making the shift from summer reading to summer learning and examined outcomes based evaluation as a way to measure program success and communicate your program's impact.

This webinar is FREE of charge!  You can register here.