Ideas, programs and activities to activate your library space or showcase your library as the dynamic place are shared here. These activities, programs and guides have been developed for a variety of age levels, interest areas and target groups. Stimulate your thinking by checking out the activities, change them to suit your needs, experiment and have fun! Read on for a range of resources for planning, creating, promoting, and hosting activities and events in your library.
Book Fair Game (PDF 472.9 KB) (DOCX 404.0 KB) - Participants will explore a collection of books and playfully create marketing & display materials/plans for this collection.
Comic Book Dice (PDF 127.4 KB) (DOCX 66.7 KB) - Participants will create collaborative three-dimensional comics.
A guide to creating your own Food Tales event in your library (PDF 406.7 KB) - Food Tales is designed to promote community engagement with reading and writing through the narratives surrounding food.
Presenterless Workshop (PDF 160.0 KB) (DOCX 128.3 KB) - Participants will take part in an open-ended discussion about libraries’ mission.
Scrub Turkey Activity (PDF 222.4 KB) (DOCX 160.9 KB) - Participants will learn about the life cycle of the scrub turkey and learn about game development.
Worst Song Activity (PDF 151.3 KB) (DOCX 81.7 KB) - Participants will explore creative responses to music and take part in a creative non-fiction writing activity.
For more activities and program ideas, read Public Libraries Connect Blog. Submit your own activities and ideas via the Public Libraries Connect online submission form.