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Completed rocks for the Reading Rocks program
Completed rocks for the Reading Rocks program
in Program Models

Residents of Waxahachie, Texas, are uncovering hidden, book-themed rocks all over town. 

Kids sitting in a circle. Photo credit: Craig Scott
Kids sitting in a circle. Photo credit: Craig Scott
Blog by Jenn Carson

If you're willing to get a little wet, water games are a fun way to get kids moving.

Model of building, made from canned and non-perishable foods
Model of building, made from canned and non-perishable foods
in Program Models

An Indiana library invited local organizations to build structures from non-perishable foods to collect donations for those in need.

Program attendees gather before the start of the event
Program attendees gather before the start of the event
Blog by John Jackson

No need to beat them over the head. Try these subtle methods to encourage patrons to attend your event.

Tomato Dish (Photo by Matt Alaniz on Unsplash)
Tomato Dish (Photo by Matt Alaniz on Unsplash)

Serve up this cooking program that draws on the local talent and knowledge of your patrons

Completed Twiddlemuffs
Completed Twiddlemuffs
in Program Models

A library crafting group devoted their winter to knitting cozy, fidget-friendly crafts to help people with dementia. 

Library staff model Shop Small tote bags
Library staff model Shop Small tote bags
in Program Models

A simple receipt collection program encouraged shoppers to visit local businesses over the holiday season.

kids watching a movie with popcorn
kids watching a movie with popcorn
in Program Models

Working with volunteer teens, a library offered childcare on a Saturday morning, enabling parents to go shopping kid-free.