Programming for Youth
Or... How to do it all, have it all, and
empower the youth you serve!
First, Discover My
Then discover YOURS!!! --And yours
and mine DO NOT need to match.
Love those developmental assets!
From Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents:
Stop programming only for readers.
Create engaging experiences, safe spaces,
and let your patrons know that they are
important and circulation takes care of itself-
DON’T OVERTHINK THIS!
Become a 21st Century Librarian!
From Valerie Gross for the IMLS Blog. "Libraries = Education:
A Game-Changing Vision." 14 Jan. 2015.
Celebrate self-directed education for
Create instructive and enlightening
community outreach experiences!
Shift from education/entertainment offerings to
community outreach experiences. Foster programming
that creates richer experiences for your community.
Think about these awesome key messages and
get a mantra!
Bring what’s great
about your community
inside your library.