Programming

Children enjoying Taylor Public Library's summer program

Your library's programming brings to your community, rich opportunities for learning, entertainment, and building connections across all age groups. Find resources, templates and successful strategies for planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating your programming efforts. From reading incentive programs to gaming, local history events to festivals, explore innovative library programs sure to attract attendees and increase awareness about your library.

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Board in the Library, Part the Third: Thematic vs Strategic Games

 News / Last Modified: 18 April 2014

Let's talk about thematic and strategic games: what they are, what defines each, and how some overlap exists. You need to understand where and how these types of games interact; that interaction will help you determine what type of players your patro...

You're Not a Real Fan: What Libraries Can Offer Fandom

 News / Last Modified: 10 April 2014

Fandom, enthusiasts surrounding a particular work or interest, is becoming increasingly popular. Members of fandom, as well as those researching this phenomenon, agree that it has a positive impact on individuals including improved social and technic...

Best Small Library in America: Chelsea District Library

 Document / Last Modified: 25 March 2014

How did the Chelsea District Library win the Best Small Library Award from Library Journal? One aspect was definitely their innovative programming. Hear how they plan and deliver innovative library services to one of today's fastest growing demo...

Best Small Library in America 2010

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 March 2014

Archive and associated resources for the January 18, 2011, webinar with Anne M. Hughes and Rebecca Miller presenting Glen Carbon Centennial Library, the 2010 winner of the Best Small Library in America Award.

Best Small Library in America 2012

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 March 2014

A webinar with the Independence Public Library, 2012 Best Small Library in America, showcasing innovative programming, marketing, advocacy and management strategies.