Family Programs on a Shoestring @your library

Public libraries continue to lose funding and many never had much to start with.  Learn how to create memorable family programs using everyday recyclable products, scrap paper, donations from patrons, freebies from local businesses, etc.  Learn how networking and local business will help your library with programs that not only entertain your families but also provide a chance to educate them on other services available within their community.  Family programs do not have to be expensive or take a lot of preparation time.  Think simple and reduce, reuse, recycle. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will be shown how to plan for simple family programs.
  • Learners will receive examples of inexpensive to free family programming. 
  • Learners will learn how to collaborate with community groups and organizations. 
  • Learners will apply and share knowledge of networking possibilities for programming. 

Who Should Attend

Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with young children.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This webinar is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.


Angela Young, MSLS, Youth Services Librarian, Lorain Public Library System

Date(s) & Time(s)

This one-hour webinar has already taken place, but a recorded version is available for purchase.

Credits &/or CEUs

College credit nor CEU's are available at this time.  Upon completion of the webinar an electronic certificate of completion will be sent to participants.


Recorded webinar: $25

This webinar is not taking place live; you are purchasing a recording of the webinar that took place in summer 2011.  This recording is only intended to be viewed by the purchaser and should not be shared.  The purchaser is not limited to the number of times he/she may watch the session.

Technical Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher.  You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.

For more information, view a video about Abode Connect meetings produced Adobe.

How to Register

Visit the ALA Registration page to purchase the recording online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in. 


Jenny Najduch
ALSC Program Officer
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026


Interested in sponsoring this course?  Contact Jenny Najduch, ALSC Program Officer, at the email or phone number above.