Creative Writing for Tweens: 9 weeks of program outlines

Creative writing in libraries is a no-brainer. I will always have a special fondness for creative writing programs: when I was a kid I would spend hours filling notebooks with my “novels,” and was encouraged to continue after winning a children’s creative writing contest put on by my local library. Now I have the opportunity… Read More Creative Writing for Tweens: 9 weeks of program outlines

Friend Speed Dating – Library Program for 20/30s

I hear from 20/30s all the time that they struggle to find new friends in the area. It’s hard to leave university behind – where there are countless opportunities to meet people – and join the working world. While many are finding each other on Meetup.com or other library programs, I thought it would be… Read More Friend Speed Dating – Library Program for 20/30s

DIY Terrarium Workshop – Library Program Guide

Turns out terrariums and the library are a great mix! I’ve run this DIY Terrarium workshop twice and both times it’s been full (20 attendees) with a wait list! With the right know-how and resources librarians can run this workshop themselves. And it can be done for less than $40 for 20 people.… Read More DIY Terrarium Workshop – Library Program Guide

The Role of a Contemporary Public Librarian Might Not Be As Simple As You Think

For the past year I’ve been surrounded by library school students. Not only were these people who adored libraries, but they were people who were planning to dedicate their lives to making sure libraries continue to thrive, evolve, and meet the needs of their communities. Together we learned the charming philosophy and sociology of libraries,… Read More The Role of a Contemporary Public Librarian Might Not Be As Simple As You Think