Programming & Summer Reading

Collaborative Summer Library Program
Website: Collaborative Summer Library Program
The information shared by the collaboration of states that work together to produce high quality and affordable national summer reading program resources. The page has information about summer reading benefits, programs, diversity offerings, and more about the CSLP.

Developing Irresistible Teen Programs, January 14, 2015
Webinar: Demco, Inc.
In this Evanced-sponsored webcast, teen programming expert Sarah Flowers joins Susan Brackney, Evanced’s Director of Content and Marketing, to discuss approaches and ideas for drawing teens into your library.

Geeking @ the Library: Con is Community!, October 12, 2015
Article: Public Libraries Online
Article on ComiCon programming in a public library.

Libraries Ready to Code
Website: American Library Association
Libraries Ready to Code is a project of the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy. Through research, continuing education, and resource development the Libraries Ready to Code project aims to empower library staff working with youth and families to design computational thinking activities for informal learning settings.

Programming Librarian – Children/Family Program Ideas
Website: Programming Librarian
Browse program ideas geared for children and families.

STEAM in the Public Library: Programs & Services for Children, May 7, 2014
Webinar: Infopeople
STEAM programs and services for children can take many forms, and every public library can find the right STEAM fit for them. This webinar will explore the topic of STEAM programs and services for children from the bottom up, starting with what STEAM is and what it looks like, to ideas for age-appropriate implementation, to resources for finding and creating your own STEAM programs.

Summer Reading Programs
Website: American Library Association
ALA LibGuide on summer reading program resources.

Transform Your Children’s Library Into an Interactive STEAM Learning Environment, February 8, 2017
Webinar: Demco, Inc.
Learn new strategies from education innovator and consultant Amparo Leyman Pino for how to incorporate multigenerational, engaging and participatory programs and museum-type experiences into your library setting. Learn the educational theories that support these new terms, as well as concrete ways to put them into practice, such as makerspaces, programming, bridging STEAM to literature, partnerships and more.