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How To Host a
How To
Festival
Concept
• Showcase local community
members’ skills
• Offer networking
opportunities
• Celebrate lifelong education
Concept
• Bite-sized amounts
• All-ages event
• Fresh, vibrant atmosphere
• Little time commitment
• Promote library servi...
Session Ideas
• Staff suggestions
• Hit up businesses
• Social media recruiting
• Follow your patrons
• Think about your d...
Recruiting
How-To Sessions
How to Make a “Fatty”
Presented by Lone Star Grill
How to Arrange Store Bought Flowers
Presented by Mary’s...
How-To Sessions
How to Choose Produce
Presented by Cody
from the Saint Peter
Food Co-op
How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Cof...
How-To Sessions
How to Be a Roller Derby Girl
How to Make a Scarf out of a T-Shirt
How-To Sessions
How to Make Scarves out of T-Shirts
How to Make a Concrete Birdbath
Best & Worst
Session Ideas
Logistics
• Signage
• Spaces (tents, set-up, clean-up,
electrical/digital needs)
• Session help (handouts,
preparing the s...
Event Day Signage
Volunteers
Volunteers
Marketing
• Posters
• Handouts
• Media (press releases, ads)
• Social Media
• Newsletters/E-Newsletters
• Session Speakers...
Set a Tone
Clearly Map Out
Event Response
• Enthusiasm for next year
• Session recruitment easier
• Building an annual event
Questions?
• Stacy Lienemann, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional
Library System (lienemann@tds.lib.mn.us, @MNszl)
• Anne Lundquist, ...
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How To Host a How-To Festival

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Stacy Lienemann, Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System | Anissa Sandland, Assistant Lead Librarian, Saint Peter Public Library | Tosha Anderson, Library Associate at St.Peter Public Library and Assistant Director at Henderson Public Library | Anne Lundquist, Assistant Director, Watonwan County Library

How-To Festivals are a great way to bring a community together by showcasing a wide variety of your local community members' skills in one day, offering networking opportunities, and celebrating lifelong learning all in one awesome event. From How to Be a Roller Derby Girl to How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee, these short ½ hour-sessions are a perfect way to invite the community into the library. By holding multiple sessions at once, libraries can offer an all-ages, fresh festival atmosphere in which to learn a variety of skills without a major time commitment. Library staff can also use this event as an opportunity to teach library and literacy skills--making the event valuable as a way to market library services as well. The presenters will cover how-to session ideas, logistical planning, marketing, and community response.

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How To Host a How-To Festival

  1. 1. How To Host a How To Festival
  2. 2. Concept • Showcase local community members’ skills • Offer networking opportunities • Celebrate lifelong education
  3. 3. Concept • Bite-sized amounts • All-ages event • Fresh, vibrant atmosphere • Little time commitment • Promote library services
  4. 4. Session Ideas • Staff suggestions • Hit up businesses • Social media recruiting • Follow your patrons • Think about your demographics • Think fun!
  5. 5. Recruiting
  6. 6. How-To Sessions How to Make a “Fatty” Presented by Lone Star Grill How to Arrange Store Bought Flowers Presented by Mary’s Flowers
  7. 7. How-To Sessions How to Choose Produce Presented by Cody from the Saint Peter Food Co-op How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home Presented by Helena Shanks From River Rock Coffee
  8. 8. How-To Sessions How to Be a Roller Derby Girl How to Make a Scarf out of a T-Shirt
  9. 9. How-To Sessions How to Make Scarves out of T-Shirts How to Make a Concrete Birdbath
  10. 10. Best & Worst Session Ideas
  11. 11. Logistics • Signage • Spaces (tents, set-up, clean-up, electrical/digital needs) • Session help (handouts, preparing the speakers, lunch) • Volunteers
  12. 12. Event Day Signage
  13. 13. Volunteers
  14. 14. Volunteers
  15. 15. Marketing • Posters • Handouts • Media (press releases, ads) • Social Media • Newsletters/E-Newsletters • Session Speakers’ Fans/Friends
  16. 16. Set a Tone
  17. 17. Clearly Map Out
  18. 18. Event Response • Enthusiasm for next year • Session recruitment easier • Building an annual event
  19. 19. Questions? • Stacy Lienemann, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System (lienemann@tds.lib.mn.us, @MNszl) • Anne Lundquist, Watonwan County Library (alundquist@tds.lib.mn.us) • Anissa Sandland, St. Peter Public Library (anissas@saintpetermn.gov) • Tosha Anderson, St. Peter Public Library (toshaa@saintpetermn.gov)

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