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Programming Librarian

A website of the American Library Association Public Programs Office; this is a great resource of programming resources:http://www.programminglibrarian.org/

We Don’t Nap We Program

The following document contains handouts that were submitted as part of the first ever Northeast Adult Programmers (NAP) Meetup that was held on February 25, 2016 at the Princeton Public Library in New Jersey.

This was an informal day of sharing ideas, lightning talks and a chance for those in libraryland who spend their days planning and delivering programs for adults to exchange ideas for programs and discuss ways to improve the planning process — and much more.


For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way

National Public Radio story about the importance of adult programming in public libraries:


Gift of Bliss Coloring Pages

Free account for coloring pages to download and reproduce. You will need to register for a free account and indicate you work for a library.


Adult Programs by Type 

Artistic Adventures Program Ideas


Getting Ready for the 2020 Census (From American Libraries Magazine)

The upcoming 2020 Census will have repercussions for communities—and libraries—around the US. Library staff members and supporters can help keep their communities informed by participating in a Complete Count Committee (CCC).

CCCs provide information to community members about the Census. State, local, or tribal governments or community-based organizations form the committees and invite public officials and community leaders to participate. Most CCCs include representatives from a broad range of industries and organizations because so many segments of a community have a stake in ensuring a fair, accurate, and inclusive Census. In a given city, for instance:

  • A parent-teacher organization might be concerned with a full count of the city’s children to maximize education funding.
  • An Asian-American organization might aim for complete participation by its community’s members to increase their visibility (and perhaps argue for a city council district representing their neighborhoods).
  • A chamber of commerce might seek accurate data about the area’s workforce and consumer market.

By working together, these varied interests can leverage their different resources, constituencies, and communications channels to promote an inclusive count, which benefits the entire community.

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