Between Storytime and the Prom: Tween Programming Fills the Gap

Would you like to establish or enhance tween programming at your library?  In this webinar, we’ll discuss key elements of successful tween events and how to promote your programs and manage registration, group size, and materials.  We’ll look at tried and true tween events in detail, including planning checklists, handouts, and specific activity outlines. You’ll finish this webinar ready to put some of our ideas into practice for tweens in your community as well as develop new tween programming ideas on your own!  

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will gain understanding of key qualities and features of high-quality ‘tween programs
  • Learners will receive detailed information on ‘tween programs that have been successful
  • Learners will receive information on programming elements such as registration and group size
  • Learners will gain understanding of a variety of methods of program promotion

Who Should Attend

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

Course Level & Prerequisites

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


Amanda Moss Struckmeyer is the Head of Youth Services at the Middleton Public Library in Middleton, Wisconsin, where she has developed an ever-evolving buffet of programs for tweens.  A member of the 2009 Newbery Committee and a former school librarian and teacher, Amanda enjoys knitting, playing the banjo, and (of course!) reading. 

Accessing the Webcast

This webcast is not taking place live; you are purchasing a recording of the session that has already taken place.  This webcast can be purchased through the ALA Store:
Webcasts are priced at $25 each (less 10% discount for ALA members) for individuals and $195 each (less 10% discount for ALAmembers) for groups. If access to a webcast will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies. You'll have access to the webcast for one year from date of purchase. 
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Technical Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, high-speed 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.

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to registering for a webinar.  If your internet connection is not high speed you may have problems inside the virtual meeting room.

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