Call for participants: Making neighborhood GAMES and outdoor STORIES with community history, monuments, and art

Sharing the following for our friends at Beyond our Walls. Beyond our Walls is a project to bring neighborhood games to 20+ cities and communities through public libraries. Open call: more than 20 public libraries will be selected starting August 15 to “engage beyond our walls.” Each library will receive modest funding, live workshops with…

Summer Meals in Libraries

It is almost summertime! This can be an exciting time for many, filled with summer camps, outdoor activities, and exploring new places. However, for many individuals and families within the communities we serve, summertime can also be a stressful time for many reasons. One of these reasons often results from households with children facing food…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 3: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Kate Guynn explains why Beanstack was the best fit for her library. *** Question 1: What online tool are you promoting? Name: Beanstack Purpose: In March…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 2: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Crystal Swimmer explains how a reading tracker did so much more for her community than merely log activity. *** Question 1: What online tool are you…

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Youth Services Update: May 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. CELEBRATE FLOYD COOPER DAY WITH EVERY CHILD A READER & KIDLIT TV! MAY 6, 2022 Share with young people Floyd Cooper’s bountiful body of work in the voices of beloved and well-known authors. KidLit TV has produced original videos of Crystal Allen, Tameka Fryer Brown, Judy…