Programming

  • 3 Ways Libraries Can Channel Understanding in Confusing Times

    As individuals and communities react to conflict in the world, we're reminded of the ways in which libraries often serve as a sanctuary for those looking for physical or emotional safety. But unfortunately, even the committed and welcoming staff who ...

  • Teens as Partners: Successful Teen Services

    WebJunction recently hosted Library Journal Mover & Shaker Courtney Saldana for a webinar on her area of expertise: teen services. The information she shared was very valuable and her enthusiasm for working with teens was infectious.

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  • Gamers' Advisory: Board Games for Two

    Board games are picking up steam in libraries and "the golden age of board gaming" is going strong. Two years of having a circulating board game collection at the Bucks County Library System has affirmed this and a few things for me: you do...

  • New STEM Resources for Libraries

    New free sources of robust information and resources on STEM specifically for libraries have just been released by STAR_Net and by Kitsap Regional Library.

    STAR_Net (an initiative by the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactiv...

  • Register Your Library with STAR_Net for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

    Are you ready for the celestial event of the century? In just over a year from now, on August 21, 2017, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in dec...

  • Talking with Kids about Race and Racism at Oakland Public Library

    Since late 2014, when protests in Ferguson, MO, brought national attention to #BlackLivesMatter and the racial justice movement, many people—myself included—have been struggling to find age-appropriate ways to talk with youth about race, racism and c...

  • No Experience Required: Coding for Everyone Webinar Write-up

    Last month, Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda, led the webinar Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code, which introduced coding as an increasingly important digital literacy skill, showed why coding is important for all ages,...

  • Program Idea: Golden Girls Trivia

    We couldn't help but notice a Facebook post that mentioned this successful program idea, and we just had to know more. Judith R. Wright, Teen Librarian at Homewood Public Library in Homewood, AL, was kind enough to share more information including th...

  • Library Spotlight: Community, Connections at Geneseo Public Library District

    When you talk with as many library staff as I do, it doesn't take long to pick up on libraries that are at the heart of their communities. The modus operandi starts to feel familiar. Programming that reflects patrons' interests and the needs of the c...

  • How to Provide Tools for Change with a Community Health Fair

    Buffalo & Erie County's Central Library (NY) serves one of the most economically challenged communities in the nation. With poverty comes health challenges of every kind ranging from managing chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and ast...