- If possible, schedule it when the library's closed; that way, you have all the space you need and it makes the program even more special for families.
- Evenings and Saturdays work well in many communities
- Stations is the way to go! (create a handful of different stations, like a craft area, a scheduled storytime, food and games
- ask for ages at the point of registration so you can be sure to plan something for everyone
- promote the programs during school visits to get kids excited
- Dolores gets a good deal of her programs while she's out shopping (can we say that's work time? : )
- Be sure to choose really engaging books for the storytime; one that involves the kids
- Also look to Family fun and Pack-o-Fun magazines for ideas
- involve any teen staff so that teens can have something cool to do too!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Posted by Kelley B at 2:00 PM
Waaaaay back in April we had a mini-workshop with Dolores from Brentwood Library who's had some great success with her big family programs. There's an art to the family program as it needs to appeal to a wide range of ages. Dolores had a few tips on creating one: