Hello interested parties! I do a lot of programs in my work as a librarian and independently through the Library as Incubator Project. Below is a sample of programs I've developed and coordinated, frequently with the support of partners. - Laura
Library Takeover - an event-planning bootcamp for teams of community members who want to learn how to plan and host great large-scale events. Ongoing at Madison Public Library.
Volunteer Toolbox - developed in conjunction with community organizations, the Volunteer Toolbox is a series of workshops designed to enhance volunteer trainings regardless of where you volunteer. Ongoing at Madison Public Library.
After-School Maker Club - monthly club is a partnership of the Evansville School District and Eager Free Public Library. Students in 2nd-5th grade meet to participate in hands-on learning opportunities on topics such as stop-motion animation, basic circuitry and electronics, building and engineering projects.
Book to Art Club - monthly book club discussions with studio time to develop and make creative responses to the text.
Story Makers - monthly after-school programs for kids in grades K-5th, art and creative writing projects to develop storytelling skills.
Movers & Makers - weekly early literacy program for toddlers and preschoolers, with music, movement, and maker activities. Ongoing at Eager Free Public Library.
Summer Library Activities @ Eager Free Public Library - coordinator and facilitator for youth summer library activities, including weekly programs for toddlers/preschoolers; daily programs for K-4th grades; twice-weekly programs for young adults.
S.T.E.A.M.punks Club - after-school program for kids K-5th grade, with activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM).
Library @ EYC - after-school outreach visits to the Evansville Youth Center. Book-related activities and games, discussion of favorite books and authors.
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) - advisor for the Eager Free Public Library's Teen Advisory Group.
Evansville Young Writers Group - a monthly program for middle school students interested in creative writing. Consists of writing prompts and exercises, and readalouds of works in progress.
Video Game Making Workshops - a repeating program that provides an opportunity for attendees to learn how to use Sploder, a web-based game-making program, to create their own publishable video games.
Hawthorne Library Birthday Bash - mask-making activity inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, Madison Public Library, Hawthorne Branch, November 2013.
Zombie Night - a partnership with Building a Safer Evansville, Evansville Youth Center, and Eager Free Public Library, October 2013.
The Maker Experience - a blend of programs, resources, and pop-up activities coordinated for the Wisconsin Library Association Conference, October 2013.
Wisconsin Book Festival - drop-in art activities. September 2013.
Science is Fun! - an evening family program that was part of the Wisconsin Science Festival; a partnership between Eager Free Public Library and the Evansville School District. Annual event since September 2013.
Camp Story Times - a weekly program developed for school-age kids at Eastside Express Summer Camp. Madison, Wisconsin, Summer 2013.