Here we will discuss all ideas for new and non-traditional programming for all ages. From gaming to golf lessons, science experiments to sword fights - anything new, different, and exciting to bring in the crowds and attract new library users.
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Pasco County Library System Battle of the Bands XI: Rockus Maximus

We decided to mix it up a bit this year for our annual Battle of the Bands and go all 2.0 on our patrons. We wanted to see if we could use the wealth of free technology that’s available to us in a creative and fun way, so we decided to add an online component to our BOTB that compliments the traditional live concert/competition. This is a first for us, and we’re finding our way as we go (Big fun!). Take a look at our MySpace page and blog, and tell us what you think.PCLS MySpaceOur BOTB Info…

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Transitional Programs for Teen Advisory Groups

I have noticed that we have many active teens on our advisory board. We also consider the Teen Advisory Board a subgroup of the Friends. However, after they graduate they are considered then an adult. Has anyone consider doing some type of transitional programing with the older teens, let's say 11 and 12th grades, with their Friends groups? For instance a luncheon (meet and greet program.)

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Program Funding?

I fully support your quest to expand sites for library programming, and the portable Japanese experience program sounds wonderful, perfect for a performance artist-librarian. Was Kabuki included? I do have to ask, who funded it? Are programs like yours included in your library's budget or does the money come from the Friends?Gail

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Refreshing Program Ideas

Let's start this group off with a discussion of refreshing ideas to get everyone's creative juices flowing. It can be something you have done or something you have seen done.Myself, I have a travelling armored combat/medieval swordfighting show that I use both in my libraries as an all-ages program and as an outreach tool at schools and other library systems.My second example (and the last I will give for now) is a travelling audio/visual lecture on Japan and modern Japanese culture, combining…

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