Programming Resources


Website iconMid-Life Adult Programming Ideas, 2015
Website: Idaho Commission for Libraries
Resources and programming ideas for that tricky mid-life adult demographic.

Website iconSample Programming Ideas: Showcase the Vastness of Your Library's Resources
Website: American Library Association
The ALA has five key action areas that drive its mission to promote the highest quality library services and access to information for all people. Website provides programming suggestions for each of these five key action areas.

Article iconSensory Storytime for Special Needs Adults, Durham County Library, NC, 2013
Article: Urban Libraries Council
Article discussing Sensory Storytime, storytime program for adults with special needs.

Website iconPrograms For Adults, 2015
Website: Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
Programming shared ideas and links to other programming websites.


Website iconServing Seniors, 2015
Website: Maine State Library
Toolkit containing a variety of programming ideas, manuals and resources for serving senior citizens in the library.

Low Cost Programming

Video iconBig Talk from Small Libraries: Programming on a Shoestring Budget
Video: Nebraska Library Commission
45 minute presentation on a variety of low cost programming for all libraries and different age groups.

Website iconHot Topic at Midwinter: Library Maker Spaces, Ideas for Cheap, Hands-On Fun
Website: The Digital Shift
Short list of possible low cost programming and a link to Maker Camp which has grants, donations and STEM summer programming.

Website icon10 No-to-Low Cost Ideas for Your Library’s Con
Website: CCGC in Libraries
A list with description of 10 low or no cost programs for you library’s comic con event.

Website iconProgram Ideas, Activities, and Events
Website: Idaho Commission for Libraries
This site provides a long list of different programming resources including toolkits, projects, videos, game development, stealth programming, and competitions, maker events and contests.

Passive Programming

Article iconReaching Teens Subversively through Passive Programming
Article: Programming Librarian
Informative article by Kelly Jensen and Jackie Parker, details what passive programming is, who it reaches, and has many examples of passive programming.

Book iconLibrarian’s Guide to Passive Programming: Easy and Affordable Activities for All Ages
Emily T. Wichman’s book details variety of programs and how to’s for passive programming in your library, and it is widely available as an interlibrary loan or on several websites to purchase.

Article iconReach Your Patrons Through Passive Programming, 11/5/2014
Article: Evanced
A basic starter with ideas to begin passive programming in your library.