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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Programming Idea: Community + Quilt = CommuniQuilt

 News / Last Modified: 11 April 2017

What happens when you combine community and quilting? You get a CommuniQuilt! Jazmin Idakaar, Programs & Community Outreach Librarian with the Boston Public Library shares an inspiring and creative programming idea for creating a community quilt....

A Children's Garden at Avon Lake Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 31 March 2017

The Avon Lake Public Library (OH) created a children's garden. They provided the opportunity for young patrons to learn about farming, farm animals, and raising food, as well as the experience of digging in the dirt and planting, harvesting and eatin...

Seeds of Change: A Seed Library for All Ages

 News / Last Modified: 30 March 2017

The ancient Chinese proverb says "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." My library, the Middle Tyger Library, a branch of the Spartanburg County (SC) Public Libraries, borrowed...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 27 March 2017

Upon hearing news of First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise visit to school and community gardens, we thought it would be a good time to collect together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden ...