It’s easy to get in a rut with the same tried and true programs. Spice up your program menu with new
ideas that won’t bust the budget. Five programming sessions are offered to bring a taste of something
new to your programs:
- Backpacks and Cache Boxes: Self-Directed Family Programs that Encourage Active Learning
Best practices and lessons learned from successful “Leave the Library” programs. Leave with
ideas and templates to design you own self-directed, family-friendly, nature –based programs.
Presented by Kylie Fullmer and Brooke Pederson
- Bringing Trivia Night into the 21 st Century with Kahoot
Kahoot is a free, web-based platform allowing trivia hosts to create questions. Players respond
to questions via mobile device. Session attendees will participate in a Kahoot trivia session,
make a Kahoot and get programming tips. Presented by Harmony Higbie
- Active STEM Programs on a Shoestring Budget/Novel Unfacilitated STEM Activities for
Libraries Short on Time, but not on Imagination!
Learn how the STAR Library Education Network can help you print free mini-exhibits, design
your own “Discovery Tables” and create a rotating display. This session is great for libraries with
limited staff and budget, who still want to have a little fun. Presented by Keliann LaConte and
- Inspiring Young Authors Through Digital Storytelling
Learn about the collaborative program with the Madison Middle School and PAGE (Partnership
for Appalachian Girls’ Education) creating digital stories over a course of 6 months. The
published works were catalogued and placed in the library for use with the library’s READ WITH
ME program. Presented by Melanie Morgan and Shawna Bryce.
- Not Just Playing With Dolls: Teaching Local History with American Girl Dolls
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System (Mississippi) circulates American Girl dolls and
provides a localized historical journey through each dolls’ time period . Through an inter-office
partnership, the Children’s Services Department and the Local History Department worked to
create public programming that highlights the history and growth of Lowndes County, educates
about the importance of civil rights and connects young learners with their local roots.
Presented by Erin Busbea.
Register now for ARSL2016 North of Normal to attend these great sessions!