MAR 27

Adult Programs on a $0 Budget

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on March 27, 2012 by Joey P. Holmes on adult programs on a shoestring budget.

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In just a few short years, the Laurens County Library, in rural South Carolina, has created an impressive and well attended series of adult programs on a shoestring budget. Join us for a webinar, hosted in collaboration with WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, to learn how the library selects topics, recruits presenters, raises funds, and promotes through effective public relations practices. Find out what Laurens has done that works, what doesn't work, and learn how your adult programming can make your library a valued community hub, building awareness and increasing usage of all your services.

Presented by: Joey P. Holmes, library assistant at the Laurens County Library (SC)

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Webinar Attachments

Related Resources and Links

  • Laurens County Library bookmarks and flyers available to download as attachments at right.
  • used for promotions
  • Libraries on Facebook (in addition to Laurens County Library) shared in chat:
  • to promote the knitting and crochet groups
  • for film licensing
  • See many more programming ideas in attached chat, thank you to Jane Henze for sharing these:
    • Travel in Alaska – by library patron who travels a lot
    • Travel in Panama -- by another library patron who travels a lot
    • Travel in the Galapagos Islands - by library patron who travels a lot
    • Get to know your police department – police chief and detective
    • Rural schools – member of local Historical Society and former rural teacher
    • Apple tasting – orchard owner
    • Keeping your memories – director of assisted living facilities
    • Local Audubon prairie property - birds, wildlife and plants – Audubon
    • Society officer
    • Foods of fall - local chef
    • Weather myths with TV weather reports – local TV weather lady
    • Container gardening – master gardener
    • Fall garden planting – University Extension horticulture educator
    • De-cluttering – professional organizer
    • Kitchen collectibles – with Historical Society
    • Diabetes 101 --  RN from assisted living
    • Name that holiday tune/sing along with pianist
    • Bridal gowns – with Historical Society
    • Wii Bowling tournament – senior

Start Date

27 March 2012

End Date

27 March 2012