Want to engage school-age kids through exciting STEAM programming in your library but don’t know where to start? Three recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grant are ready to share tips and tricks for partnering with others, selecting materials, outreach to build participation, measuring outcomes, and documenting success. Many libraries struggle with STEAM programming; this webinar will give you the confidence to start tomorrow.
YALSA and Korie Twiggs of the Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC) invite you to this program on cultivating and leveraging relationships with museums and science/technology centers in your area to develop connected learning-focused programming. By tapping into your community’s resources, you’ll not only expose your teens to new concepts and allow them to explore their areas of interest, but you can also reach them beyond the boundaries of your library building!
The Cuyahoga County Public Library System and its local Parma School System have piloted a rich partnership to help youth literacy. It began with after school programming led by librarians, branched out to a homework center and a collaborative approach towards summer reading, and is now tackling the topics of early literacy and helping students achieve grade level reading standards. These organizations tell you how the literacy partnership was established and expanded so successfully and how your library can forge a similar program to impact youth in your community. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
Prosper (Tex.) Community Library may be small, but it’s definitely mighty. It shares space with a middle school—limiting its hours, but not lessening the quality of its programs or collection. Hear how the library director got creative and led positive change for the library and its growing community (three families a day move here!). Learn about the challenges and obstacles like story times off site, as well as the wins, like quality programs on a limited budget, community partnerships, and creative publicizing. This little library has plenty of big ideas to share! — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 1, we’ll play with various ways to discover and find great podcasts for kids; we’ll share ways to access, search, and play kids podcasts and we’ll also share where to find podcast recommendations/reviews for high-quality audio.
Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 2, we’ll play with how podcasts can connect with library collections, as well as share ideas for incorporating kids podcasts into programming to inspire curiosity and learning.
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Are you interested in expanding your services to older adults, but don’t know where to start? Join representatives from three public libraries that received an AARP Foundation Integrated Services for Older Adults (ISOA) grant as they share successful strategies, advice and resources.
It’s never too early to start planning for next year’s summer learning programs! Measuring the outcomes of programs and services helps libraries with decision making, program improvements, advocacy, and funding requests. PLA staff gathered stories from libraries participating in Project Outcome to create implementation tips and best practices to help libraries feel confident implementing Summer Reading surveys next year. Learn how libraries have used the standardized Summer Reading surveys to measure the success of their summer learning programs and demonstrate their impact in the community.
This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to use their Project Outcome results to influence library programming as it relates to short- and long-term decision-making. Learn how to closely analyze their results, specifically the open-ended feedback collected from patrons, to make programmatic changes and hear from two public libraries that have already implemented the Project Outcome surveys and made changes based on their results.