Staying cooped up at home has led to creative thinking throughout the library world. Youth departments in public libraries are leading the way with live and prerecorded e-storytimes for patrons. E-resources are being shared via social media and email. Now that your library has these services situated, what next? Gather some fresh ideas about virtual services and programming BEYOND e-storytimes and rhyme videos. Attend to your patrons social-emotional needs by responding in a trauma-focused way through Lincolnwood Public Library's intentional programming and messaging. Reconnect with families while maintaining social distancing via Vernon Area Public Library's Chalk Doodles and Pen Pal with a Librarian outreach. Finally, encourage at-home literacy activities through Northbrook Public Library's impromptu Spring Reading Program and connect with school-age patrons through coding and gaming.
This webinar was presented on April 21,2020 and is approximately sixty minutes. Please note that there are occasional audio issues during the first ten minutes of the webinar. We apologize for any lost content.