Planning for Growth With Inclusive Engagement


Learn about Madison Public Library’s participatory process for building their eastside strategic plan. After holding more than 50 citywide dialogues that engaged Madison’s underrepresented communities, the library used the emerging themes to build a framework for prioritizing facility sites and services and designing outcome measures.

Super Happy Maker Fun Hour: Bonus School Edition


The Colorado State Library is going to be showcasing a new maker every month from January until June, and you can ask questions, learn about their projects, and get ideas for inspiring and implementing maker activities in your library. We’ll have something for everyone, so no need to be an expert on any given topic. Just come interested and eager to ask questions!

Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents: Engage and Inspire with ECRR 2.0


This webinar will focus connecting with teen parents in your community and engaging them in sharing the Every Child Ready to Read five early literacy practices of Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing with their little ones. 

Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community


A webinar presenting a ready-to-use system that empowers libraries of all sizes to become community STEM leaders.

Incubate Creativity at Your Library


In this webinar, Library as Incubator Project shares program and project ideas, resources and case studies to turn your library into a creativity incubator.

Libraries & Museums Serving Free Summer Meals


USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals to kids & teens 18 years old and younger in low-income communities during summer break.  The program depends on community organizations like libraries and museums to serve the meals in a safe, convenient, and fun environment. 

'Tween Programming


Your professional shelves are likely lined with story time resources and books full of ideas for cutting-edge teen programs. But what about the kids in between? In this webinar, we'll discuss the nuts and bolts of programming for 'tweens: selecting topics, structuring programs, and getting the most mileage possible out of your planning and preparation time.

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Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime


In a world of rapid digital change, the picture book is a powerful reminder of why traditional bookmaking matters. There’s something important in a book’s very physicality and the way it brings together adults and children in a shared reading experience.

STEM-ing Out


There is a growing emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, in schools, businesses, and public discussion these days.  Schools are struggling to find qualified teachers in STEM subjects, and businesses are having trouble finding skilled STEM graduates for jobs.  Meanwhile many graduates are missing out on some of the best paying jobs today. Libraries can play a key role in addressing these shortfalls.

Explore and Discover: Nature-Based Spaces and Activities at your Library


A webinar on library programming that encourages children to explore, discover and connect with nature.

One Book, One School, One Community - Experiences with all-school reads


Learn about how Schoo Middle School in Lincoln, NE, spreads a love of reading, a sense of community and the idea of helping others through an annual all-school reading program.

Discussion will center on Schoo’s experiences with funding, book selection, promotion, staff buy-in, resources, and community service.

Tech Tuesdays: Taking Time to Teach Technology to Technophobes


Do you find it difficult to spend sufficient time with patrons and their technology questions?


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