By Kerol Harrod
With tightened library budgets the norm, librarians run the chance of reducing a lot that they isolate themselves from their buyers and their groups. this does not need to take place. The outreach tools particular during this e-book variety from basic activities to particular techniques. all of the 26 chapters offers priceless info for either these new to library outreach and people with years of expertise.
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Two staff members coordinated teen and tween volunteers to assist with games and activities. Others donated coolers to keep the ice cream cold, ordered supplies, and helped on the day of the event. To publicize the event, I submitted graphics requests for promotional materials. Postersized signs were hung in the library foyer and in the children’s area. Half-sheet ﬂyers make convenient handouts that patrons can take home and post on the refrigerator as reminders. Eye-catching announcements and art were posted in the library newsletter and webpage.
The program involved the coordination of entertainers, games, community organizations, and, of course, ice cream, so planning began months in advance. An event of this magnitude takes many helping hands, so work was delegated and everyone pitched in to make it a success. Two staff members coordinated teen and tween volunteers to assist with games and activities. Others donated coolers to keep the ice cream cold, ordered supplies, and helped on the day of the event. To publicize the event, I submitted graphics requests for promotional materials.
There are several ways to accomplish this. For instance, you could try hosting it at another time of year, advertising in a different way, or offering an incentive for entering. Check with a knowledgeable community member, such as a teacher or parent, who may be able to give you insight into potential timing conﬂicts, like other contests, exams, or projects. We noticed that for the second year in a row, the number of entries we received for our Mascot Games drawing contest fell. We sought feedback from our branch staff on how we could improve awareness of the contest.