Unprogramming

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Unprogramming

  1. 1. Unprogramming: Recipes for Successful Programming with School-Age Children & Teens Marge Loch-Wouters | Amy Koester Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference 2014
  2. 2. WHY YOU PROGRAM FOR KIDZ?
  3. 3. Programming Motivations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bring people in Entertain Highlight collections Support literacy Develop interests Engage community
  4. 4. I WANT TO PROGRAM... BUT THERE ARE SO MANY PITFALLS
  5. 5. Programming Pitfalls 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Program fatigue Time and staff Money Participation Boredom Staff disinterest
  6. 6. Allow me to share my secret recipe for UNPROGRAMMING
  7. 7. Unprogramming Benefits 1. 2. 3. 4. Perspective Balance Engagement Books
  8. 8. ★How does what I’m doing connect kids to… a book or books; an author or illustrator; the library and our services; some aspect of kids’ interests that can connect back to the library?
  9. 9. Space Trip (shhh, disaster!) Unprogramming with Kids DVD: Traveler’s Guide to the Planets (NatGeo) Intro: DVD and then a crash landing! Activities: ★ Decide planet characteristics ★ First Aid with Stickers ★ Pick a robot helper ★ Build a lego shelter ★ Test real astronaut food Background created by altering image from Flickr user Generic Brand Productions, creative commons licensed
  10. 10. The Composer is Dead!: Unprogramming with Kids Book: The Composer is Dead, Lemony Snicket Intro: Interactive reading Activities: ★Exploring instruments in the orchestra ★Rubber band orchestra Background created by altering image from Flickr user Generic Brand Productions, creative commons licensed
  11. 11. Library Camp-Out Unprogramming with Kids Book: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Alvin Schwartz Intro: Silent Reading Activities: ★Families make tents ★Reading ★Scary stories ★Walking s’mores Background created by altering image from Flickr user Generic Brand Productions, creative commons licensed
  12. 12. Anime Club: Unprogramming with Teens Media: Manga and Anime Intro: Icebreaker; Favorite new anime Activities: ★Anime board game ★Drawing manga ★Candy sushi ★Cosplay ★Social time Background created by altering image from Flickr user Generic Brand Productions, creative commons licensed
  13. 13. Dr. Who Party: Unprogramming with Teens Book: DVDs and books Intro: rolling the dice Activities: ★Duct -tape bowties ★Sonic Screwdriver making ★Dr. Who Jeopardy Background created by altering image from Flickr user Generic Brand Productions, creative commons licensed
  14. 14. Chat & Chew: Unprogramming with Teens Book: Any Intro: Icebreaker; Share new noteworthy titles (awards, lists) Activities: ★Round robin book talks ★Book speed dating ★Sticky note reading recs ★Social time Background created by altering image from Flickr user Generic Brand Productions, creative commons licensed
  15. 15. Hey Girl. I love the way your programs make kids smile. And they're so simple, they still leave time for us to cuddle.
  16. 16. #unprogramming You got this.
  17. 17. More unprogramming ideas?
  18. 18. Visit our Pinterest board for more unprogramming inspiration! http://goo.gl/O6NKb
  19. 19. Questions? #wwwc14 #unprogramming Thank you, Wisconsin!
  20. 20. Contact Us Marge Loch-Wouters: marge@lacrosselibrary.org @lochwouters http://tinytipsforlibraryfun.blogspot.com Amy Koester: akoester@stchlibrary.org @amyeileenk http://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com

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