Hey all – I leave early tomorrow for Portland for the PLA conference. I am thrilled to be presenting with Stacie Ledden, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Anythink Libraries. (She will join us April 14.)
Finding Joy: Library as Space for Playful Learning and Creativity
We keep returning to the idea of “taking care” as we move into a post-pandemic world. We have been taking care of ourselves, our families and friends, and others in the world. Now we return to tending to the needs of our users: offering a safe space for every person who comes through our doors to learn and grow, designing welcoming spaces for folks to come together to collaborate and exchange ideas, creating thriving digital communities, and providing participatory services to promote learning and well-being. What we want for everyone we serve is Joy.
This participatory session, focused on Library as Space for Playful Learning and Creativity, will be all about finding ways to instill joy in folks as they return to our libraries and cultural institutions. Participants will engage around creating joyful adventures focused on: Learning / Exploration / Experience / StoryLearning Outcomes
Define what it means to instill joy in public library users via services and programs;
Devise opportunities for joyful activities to meet the needs and interests of specific communities; and
Plan actionable programs and experiences to take back to their institutions