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Monday, November 21, 2011


Mark your calendars NOW for the SLP workshop. I still have room for librarians to present a super-cool idea for a program, promotion, decoration, or other fabulosity. Please contact me langby@ifls.lib.wi.us if you would like to help.

Dream Big/Own the Night: 2012 IFLS Summer Library Program Workshop

Thursday, February 2, 2012* 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Menomonie Alliance Church, 502 21st Street North

Spend the morning with Marge Loch-Wouters and the afternoon with each other, getting inspired and Dreaming Big about the upcoming summer (and beyond!)

9:00-12:00: Marge Loch-Wouters

12:00-12:45: Lunch (bring your own or purchase lunch for $5)

12:45-2:15: Ideas for Dream Big/Own the Night from IFLS librarians

2:15-2:30: Break

2:30-3:30: Idea Swap! Bring along an idea you're thinking about or have used in the past

Looking for ways to put the fun back in your summer and a spring into your programming step for the rest of the year? Join Marge Loch-Wouters, as she takes you on an eye-opening journey into ways to

· Make the most of scarce time, money and staffing to create summer wonder and fun for kids, teens - and you - at your library

  • · Examine ways to transform and evolve your summer library program
  • · Explore fun ways to enhance your program mojo year-round.
  • · Set priorities
  • · Engage in stealth programming
  • · Be a strategic programmer

*Snow date: February 9.

Register by January 26:
https://wi.evanced.info/ifls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=12

Marge Loch-Wouters is a storyteller, children’s librarian, blogger (http://tinytipsforlibraryfun.blogspot.com/), and the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2010 Librarian of the Year!