School's Out @ Your Public Library: Program Ideas for After School

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 10-11 AM Central Time

Please join us for another Webinar Wednesday! Providing innovative programming for the school-age crowd during the school year can be a challenge, especially when libraries are competing with children's busy after-school schedules. Participants in this webinar will learn how to provide fun and educational programs for children ages 5-12 that will have them running to your library after the school bell rings. Programs featured include Chess Club, Fun with Science, Art Explorers, Craft Time, and a KidTrekkers around the world cultural program. Presented by Anne Neidinger, Children's Librarian at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library.

About the Presenter

Anne Neidinger is a Children's Librarian at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. She holds a Master's in Library and Information Science with a Youth Certification from the University of North Texas. She has presented at several TLA conferences and co-authored "Igniting a Children's Summer Reading Program on a Piggy-Bank Budget" in the Texas Library Journal (2006). Anne also co-wrote the Elementary Programs Chapter of the 2009 Texas Reading Club manual. At her library, she has coordinated many after-school programs and enjoys seeing her school-age customers return again and again to the library.

What's a Webinar?

Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements -- the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Contrast with Webcast, in which the data transmission is one way and does not allow interaction between the presenter and the audience. Source: Webopedia.

CE Credit

This program qualifies for one (1) hour of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit or one (1) hour of SBEC Continuing Education credit for school librarians (SBEC provider identification #500799). However, printed Certificates of Completion will not be issued for this online workshop. Instead, a follow-up email will be sent one (1) day after the workshop to individuals who logged in and attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes. Please note: while participants are certainly welcome to view the Webinar in pairs or groups via a single computer if they feel it is necessary, please be advised that only the individual who logs in to the live event will be eligible to receive CE credit.

Technical Requirements and other FAQs?

We are using the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQs page.


None. This is a free event.


Register here for this online event.


Naomi DiTullio

Distance Learning Consultant

Phone: 512-936-2586


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