Amy Alessio is an award winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest co-authored reference title is 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editons, 2017). She has conducted several webinars for the American Library Association on programming. She reviews mysteries and romances for Booklist and has authored and edited several other works of fiction and nonfiction. She is a former board member for YALSA. She foists her passion for vintage food trends and retro crafts at local and national workshops and on her blog. She has over 1000 vintage cookbooks and still owns her 80’s Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Learn more at http://www.amyalessio.com.
- About the Authors
Public library programmers, marketers, and staff across the country have relied on their previous books for fun and engaging offerings that draw patrons in and keep them excited about visiting the library again and again. Now this team of best-selling authors is back with an all-new calendar of ready-to-go programs guaranteed to provide fun all year round. They also offer a series of themed programs specially designed for clubs, with pointers on hosting meetings of clubs and activities that compliment these gatherings. Best of all, their ideas are easily adaptable for a variety of participants, including tweens, teens, millennials, older adults, and families. Complete with planning lists, budgeting guidance, and marketing advice, this book includes
- delightful programs such as Rememberlutions, Prom Formalwear Giveaway, Cooking with a Waffle Iron, Life Hacks for Living On Your Own, Preschool for Adults, Upcycled Friendsgiving, and many others;
- club ideas like Parenting Teens, STEAM Club, 5K Club, Crafterwork, and Service Club;
- suggestions of variations for different age groups; and
- tips on building interest in the topic prior to the event using trivia and other free games.
Packed with an assortment of flexible ideas for youth, adults, and family engagement, this book’s programs will help cultivate enthusiasm for public libraries every month of the year.