Originally presented November 4, 2016 with Marge Loch-Wouters presenting.
Morning session: If You Build It, They Will Come
What goes into successful school-age programs and program arcs in the summer? Creativity, balance, imagination and plenty of discovery for kids. Learn tips on building a scaffold of programs that blend active, passive, unprogramming and DIY approaches to delight kids and keep staff sane during busy summer months. You’ll discover some new programming approaches as well as program ideas you can use to make 2017 the best summer ever for kids – and staff!
Afternoon sessions: Summer's Over Jubilee and Conversation, Shawn Brommer & Tessa Schmidt
Let’s celebrate summer successes and make bold decisions for future programs. Is there something that you’d like to try or change about your library’s program? Then let’s declare it and identify the action steps and players in making change happen. Task groups? Work groups? Support groups? Let’s take this on together and strengthen our summer and other library literacy offerings.
Notes: Coming soon!
Maker Mania, Shawn Brommer & Craig Ellefson
Public libraries offered more maker programs than ever before in 2016. Learn about some exciting ones in this hands-on session that will feature the printing press, sewing machines, and stencil cutter mobile maker kits that are available to borrow from SCLS.
Baby hats - from t-shirt scraps
- For etching: Grafix Clear Craft Plastic, .007 Thickness, 12x12", pack of 25 on Amazon for $10.55
- For stencil cutting: Overhead transparencies (your library may some lying around) or pack of 100 on Amazon for $15
- For vinyl decals - Vinyl Roll - ranges from $10 - $15 on Amazon