5-star programming and services for 55+ library customers
Mates, Barbara T.
50+ fandom programs : planning festivals and events for tweens, teens, and adults
Alessio, Amy J., author.
60 ready-to-use coding projects
This book provides 60 ready-to-use coding projects that can be implemented in libraries.
Adults just wanna have fun : programs for emerging adults
Barbakoff, Audrey, author
The author event primer : how to plan, execute and enjoy author events
Creating the one-shot library workshop : a step-by-step guide
Veldof, Jerilyn R.
Escape rooms and other immersive experiences in the library
Kroski, Ellyssa, author.
"Escape rooms are live, interactive, adventure games in which participants must team up to solve a series of riddles, puzzles, and challenges in order to win. "Immersive experiences" are a sort of Escape-Room Lite, more casual, no timers or lockdowns. Escape Rooms worldwide have quadrupled in the past three years, and libraries are getting in the act. Scavenger hunts have been a library orientation staple, puzzles, clues, and team competitions add to the fun. When it comes to STEM or curriculum support, what better way to learn chemistry than the immersive play of a wizardry potion class. Author Ellyssa Kroski, an escape room enthusiast and potions class graduate, shows a full range of options with how-to guidance, on such topics as: Hosting a pre-designed game from leading educational supplier, BreakoutEDU.com. Start-to-finish, replicable model Kroski developed for her library--Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian. How to design your own escape room from scratch. Descriptive listing of16 library projects with audience demographics, run-time, required staff, and budget. Resources for making crossword, soduku, or jigsaw puzzles. Escape room board games or a digital breakout with Google tools. Pop-up escape rooms to take on the road foroutreach. Bring LARP to your library, live-action role-playing, the most popular immersive experience. How to create an escape room flow-chart for planning. Designing a kid-friendly escape room. Vendor listings of the all the supplies you'll need. Planning template for an escape room project"-- Provided by publisher.
Get your community moving : physical literacy programs for all ages
Carson, Jenn, author
Movement-based programs bring new people into libraries, help promote community health, and stimulate literacy for children and adults alike. This is a guidebook for serving library patrons of all ages, both mind and the body together. It is essential reading for any programming librarian, administrator, or community coordinator.
Incubating creativity at your library : a sourcebook for connecting with communities
Batykefer, Erinn, author.
Pop culture-inspired programs for tweens, teens, and adults
Alessio, Amy J., author.
Reading raps : a book club guide for librarians, kids, and families
Serious work : how to facilitate meetings & workshops using the LEGO Serious Play method : with conscious incompetence
Blair, Sean (Founder of SeriousWork), author
Serving patrons with disabilities : perspectives and insights from people with disabilities
"This book provides library workers with the tools they need to provide excellent customer service and a safe environment to all patrons regardless of ability"-- Provided by publisher.
Teaching life skills at the library : programs and activities on money management, career development, and more
Buckley, Kimberli S., 1965- author.
"This book provides easy-to-implement activities that readers can use to develop life skills classes at their library."-- Provided by publisher.
Whole person librarianship : a social work approach to patron services
Zettervall, Sara K., author.
Whole Person Librarianship guides librarians through the practical process of facilitating connections among libraries, social workers, and social services; explains why those connections are important; and puts them in the context of a national movement. Collaboration between libraries and social workers is an exploding trend that will continue to be relevant to the future of public and academic libraries. Whole Person Librarianship incorporates practical examples with insights from librarians and social workers. The result is a new vision of library services. The authors provide multiple examples of how public and academic librarians are connecting their patrons with social services. They explore skills and techniques librarians can learn from social workers, such as how to set healthy boundaries and work with patrons experiencing homelessness; they also offer ideas for how librarians can self-educate on these topics. The book additionally provides insights for social work partners on how they can benefit from working with librarians. While librarians and social workers share social justice motivations, their methods are complementary and yet still distinct - librarians do not have to become social workers. Librarian readers will come away with many practical ideas for collaboration as well as the ability to explain why collaboration with social workers is important for the future of librarianship. Gain multiple examples of library-social work collaboration to apply in your own library. Learn to articulate reasons librarians benefit from collaboration with social workers and vice versa. Know where to seek partnerships and how to start them. Develop a vision for how collaborations fit into the ideals of both professions and represent the future of librarianship. -- From amazon.com