Programming

  • 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...

  • Free Resources and Opportunities to Celebrate NASA @ My Library Events

    Celebrate the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery through upcoming national events and resources provided through the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net).

    STAR_Net is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communiti...

  • Best Board Games of 2016

    This year was an amazing year in board games with many games popping up perfect for the library. As I stated in 2015, it is nearly impossible to play and review even a large portion of all of the games that come out in a year. And it is even harder t...