One day, the sidewalks were empty. The next day, they were everywhere. The scooters. Dockless electric scooters, to be exact. They had suddenly appeared on the sidewalks of the DC metro area, where I live and work. They were scattered haphazardly: some on front lawns, some in driveways, some blocking wheelchair ramps. Some were standing upright, some lying on their sides like roadkill. And those were just the dormant ones. When in use, they were ridden in the streets, in and out of bike lanes, and on the sidewalk. Often, I saw children who were obviously below the minimum age for riders (18 years) riding two at a time. It was absolute chaos, and it made me livid.
Posts Tagged ‘library programming’
While the series is on the topic of religion, we are not engaging in religious programming, but theological programming. That is, we are pursuing an academic discourse on the nature of belief in the divine and the various rituals that might display this belief for particular groups.
Once a month, twice a month, or weekly, you can have a group that loves to talk about food! What could be better?
How can you have a cooking class without cooking in the library? Easy. There are many options that you can do that involves food prep without heat.
Partnerships with breweries and other local businesses can help public libraries engage with Millennial patrons
The goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. Writers register at NaNoWriMo.org and keep a running tally of their progress, and share their novel’s current word count and synopsis.
As a library, we have been long time supporters of our local food center. However, it wasn’t until the past few years that we actively began to provide programming at the center. It started as one of many places we were looking to try to share information about what the library had to offer, but it turned into something different over time.
Public libraries have a tremendous opportunity to supplement STEM programming with the event — before and after.
How do you attract more readers to your library? Let them show off their dictionary know-how in a head-to-head spelling competition!
It’s that time of year again when our nation’s youth flock to their local public libraries to participate in this year’s summer reading program.
While the number of Pokémon GO players has declined considerably, there are signs that your library may need to prepare for a summer flare up of Pokémon Fever!
It’s a Friday night and library staff are planning to be awake for the next twelve hours, plus the time it takes for them to drive home and fall exhausted into bed. It’s another lock-in, but this time the youngest attendees are 18. It’s an adult lock-in, and just like when they were in high school, there is no expectation of sleep. Squeezed in around jobs and school, new adults make time to gather with their friends at the library and be kids again.
Looking for a creative way to encourage children’s literacy at your library? Reach out to a local humane society or shelter and develop a program for kids to read to cats. Reading is no longer just for the birds; it’s for the enrichment of both cat and child as well!
Jenny Adams Perinovic is taking public library outreach services to another level at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Stuffed animal sleepovers provide the perfect mix of early literacy and fun.