Monday, February 9, 2015

Kids Programming Online

Today, I'd like to highlight a resource for librarians in Wisconsin and elsewhere about children's programming especially suited to creatively making the most of limited time and budgets:

Kids Library Program Mojo  the blog based on the discussions and projects from online CE course Power Children's Programming on a Budget taught by Marge Loch-Wouters through the School of Library and Information Studies at the UW Madison.

From program outlines to schools as partners, from the rewards of youth programming to managing parents, there is inspiration at hand. I picked up a few tips in just a brief scan which include building a resource collection of go-to blogs for songs, fingerplays or craft ideas instead of conducting lengthy Google or Pinterest searches which may or may not produce usable results; benefits of passive programs complete with ideas I can incorporate in my small library; and how other librarians are handling the delicate balancing act between programming, planning, and outreach.

What are your go-to blogs or resources?

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