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Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces

January 17, 2018
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Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces

Is your library's event space feeling a little cramped? Do you worry that your library doesn't have enough space to do the programs you want to do?

Join us for this free one-hour webinar for ideas and inspiration for hosting exceptional programs at your library, even with the most limited space.


Drawing from her decade of experience as the director of a small, rural New York library, Hope Decker will offer tips and tricks to help you maximize your library's event space, ranging from design tricks to how to make the space itself seem larger. She will also share innovative program ideas that are perfect for tiny areas. 

Participants of this session will:

  • Explore new ways to use the space you have more efficiently, from your stacks to the library walls
  • Discover specific program ideas that work well in small spaces
  • Learn how to see your space limitations as an opportunity for creativity and new partnerships


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Hope Decker headshotHope Decker was the director of an 800-square-foot library in Cohocton, N.Y. and assisted in a library transformation that led to moving to a larger space. She is well acquainted with the confines of programming in a small space. She is now the member library liaison and youth services consultant for the Pioneer Library System in Canandaigua, N.Y. Hope is a passionate believer in the power of small libraries to positively impact their communities and is delighted to be able to provide support to the 42 (mostly small and rural) libraries of the Pioneer Library System.




Registration Deadline
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Library Type
Children / Family
Community Members
Older Adults / Seniors
Tweens and Teens
Young Adult
Job Functions
Space / Facilities