Programming

Librarian and youth in makerspace programming

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.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Summer Reading Champion Videos

 News / Last Modified: 23 May 2019

STAR Library Network (STAR Net), in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), are working together to share science and technology related activities and resources to libraries across the nation as part of CSLP's 2019 summer l...

Planning a Library Con or Pop Culture Festival

 News / Last Modified: 23 May 2019

Librarian Recommended blogger, Elia Juarez, shares her experience and expertise on planning and hosting a LibraryCon.

We hosted our library's sixth LibraryCon on May 4 (with over 650 attendees!), and each year, we've learned somethi...

Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content

 Webinar / Last Modified: 22 May 2019

In this webinar with the News Literacy Project, learn about tools and skills needed to verify the authenticity of user-generated content, and explore ways to share this information with teen and adult patrons.

Community Engagement: Redefining the Library as Town Square

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2019

Libraries are evolving, leaning outside of our walls, connecting with our communities in new and powerful ways. Defining our "why" requires understanding how to shift our focus from books to people. Our purpose is to support people and thei...

Resources to Encourage Reading with The Library 100 List

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2019

Last month, OCLC published a great list based on our own original research: The Library 100—Top Novels of All Time. It's a list of the novels that more libraries have on their shelves than any others.

The research was based on holdings infor...

Big Talk (Ideas, Collaboration, Difference) from Small Libraries 2016

 News / Last Modified: 02 May 2019

The fifth annual Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference was once again a showcase of the great work small libraries do across the United States and Canada. On February 26, 470 attendees from all over North America listened in on 12 speakers ...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 02 May 2019

We're collecting together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden programming. Many public libraries are connecting to community partners and transforming spaces to engage patrons of all ages ...

Launch into STAR Net's "Summer of Space"

 News / Last Modified: 11 April 2019

Summer is fast approaching, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the STAR Library Network's NASA@ My Library initiative, and NASA are working together to create a fun and engaging summer learning program for your library. From excitin...

Return to the Real: The Library as Social Connector

 News / Last Modified: 06 April 2019

Slides and related resources for a session presented at the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle, by Betha Gutsche and Jennifer Peterson.

Studies show an increase in loneliness and depression because of too much time spent online. Communit...