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Thursday, October 11 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Programming Outside the Lines

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Attracting younger adults to visit the library requires pushing beyond the boundaries of typical library programming. From Nerf in the library to campfires in the park, we'll tell the story of how we built an exciting year round calendar of adult programming. By exploring new ideas and adding non-traditional programs to our schedule we've gone from 40 programs in 2011 to over 110 programs in 2017. Why should adults have all the fun? Many of our programs can be tailored to audiences of all ages. We'll share what worked, what didn't, and give you the tools to steal our ideas and color outside the lines.

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Amy Muchmore

Adult Services Librarian, Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Amy Muchmore earned her MLIS degree at the University of Denver and is an Adult Services Librarian at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa. Her daily tasks include Reference and Readers' Advisory Service, adult programming, collection development, and just a dash of marketing... Read More →
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Sarah Smith

Adult Services Librarian, Carnegie - Stout Public Library
Sarah Smith is an adult services librarian at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa where her duties include Reference, Readers Advisory, and collection development for the adult comics and manga collections. She and her colleagues have created library programs for Doctor... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am CDT