Programming

  • Programming Idea: Community + Quilt = CommuniQuilt

    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

    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

    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...

  • Board Games: Rapid Review Roundup

    Welcome to Rapid Review Roundup! In each Roundup I will pull five games of a similar theme, mechanism, or age demographic and provide a brief overview of each. I'll discuss how they play and what I think of them. In this edition, let’s examine some c...

  • Program Idea: Homeschool Libratory

    A program for homeschooling families is something your library can do that is of great value to the community. It costs little. And it drives a lot of traffic and circulation. But best of all, we really look forward to this happy group of young patro...

  • Libraries Provide Much Needed Access to Nutrition in the Summer

    According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 13.1 million children under 18 in the United States live in food-insecure households. And even as the number of children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals increases, according to the Foo...

  • Money on Our Minds: How to Help Patrons Make Financial Choices

    If you're like most people, you want to take control of your financial life. Everywhere you look - on television, on the Internet and around the community - you're exposed to services, products and advice about your money. It's getting harder and har...

  • Case Study: Henry County Library System Provides Summer Food Service Program

    The amount of children who suffer from hunger due to near-poverty economic status has risen in recent years. It has long been the assumption that public schools are the logical place for low-income children to access additional nutritional opportunit...

  • Culinary Literacy: Approaches and Programming Ideas

    Liz Fitzgerald, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, recently presented a WebJunction webinar focused on culinary literacy at the Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) where she is the administrator of the Culinary Literacy Center (CLC).

    The...

  • Forums Facilitate Important Community Conversations

    This past summer my library system, Sno-Isle Libraries, held a series of four community forums on the topic of teen suicide throughout the two-county library district we serve in western Washington; this was the 12th topic around which we'd created a...