Programming Librarian Interest Group (PLIG) Community
So, what is everyone planning for the future? Here are the community college, the library plans events way ahead of time - right now I am working on our Fall 2014 schedule. I like to do a series of themed programming, this year we are doing "Explore your World" In the past we have done themed series such as: "STEMulate Learning" "Muslim Journeys" and "Preserving the Past"
Some events for my upcoming Explore your World series include:
- LibroFest (Latino authors book fair/cultural event),
- Banned Books Bash: Celebrate the Freedom to Read,
- International book club
- "Eight countries in one day @ the library"(8 booths each one on a different country)
- I am also in contact with a performer who has a historical talk "Unmentionables: the rise and fall of ladies underwear"
I'd love to hear from the rest of you!
My name is Carly Giancterino and I am currently the Adult Programs Assistant for the Cape May County Library system located at the very end of the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
Our community consists of both year round and seasonal residents. During the height of the summer our numbers can triple!
Within our department of four, I help plan, advertise, and manage events that take place at all of our seven branches. I have also spearheaded the Library's presence on most social media outlets.
We are very successful at planning events for our senior patrons. Cape May County New Jersey is known nationally as a destination for birders and nature enthusiasts. We have mastered utilizing that area of interest, hosting up to 5-6 popular nature events a month.
It is bringing in those elusive 20-30 y/o that is a mystery to us! We recently hosted a Game of Thrones inspired cooking demonstration, Feast of Thrones, which peaked their interest. Six of the twenty guests were between the ages of 18-27.
Making the 20-30 y/o aware that the Library is "more than just books" is where we are struggling.
My colleagues and I know this is going to be a great forum for sharing ideas and experiences!
Thank you, Erin Shea for sending me an invite! I can only assume it stemmed from the Unconference I attended in the fall.