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 Six: Board Game Night Basics

 News / Last Modified: 18 November 2014

We've spent plenty of time during this series discussing board games in general but very little on how to specifically host a successful board game night. Which is what most of you are probably going to do! Right? Play games with other humanoids. So ...

Board in the Library, Part One: An Introduction to Designer Board Games

 News / Last Modified: 18 November 2014

In a world of apps, massively multiplayer online role playing games/MMORPGs, game consoles, and connected mobile devices, the physicality and social aspect of gaming begins to wane. All this despite much online gaming being touted as, well, social. P...

Board in the Library, Part Deux: A Progressive List of Game Types

 News / Last Modified: 18 November 2014

The scope of board games has exploded in the past 10 years. This can be a major hurdle for new gamers as well as for those stalwart librarians attempting to create a gaming environment in their library. In this article, John Pappas provides a list of...

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

 News / Last Modified: 18 November 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...