Are You Using Your Local Library Enough?

Are You Using Your Local Library Enough?

User Profile By Haley Burress   United States

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Your local library is a haven for free activity supplies, easy activity ideas, 1:1 interventions, and endless inspiration for your busy community. Learn how to utilize this community resource even more than you already are.

How often do you visit your local library? If you are working as an Activity Professional and aren’t swinging by your library at least once per month, you could be missing out on information, inspiration, and connections that could enhance your programming calendar at little or no cost.

Here's how to get started using your library more often.

In this article we cover:

  • Library Basics
  • Reading Materials for Individuals & Group Activities
  • AudioVisual Materials
  • Outing Opportunities
  • Partnership Opportunities

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Susan 10th Jul 2019 Activity Director
You are correct Lyn most library’s do have games you can check out
If they don’t have them on hand they can often get them from another library
Of course you may have to wait depending on where they get the game from
Lyn 9th Jul 2019 Retired
Our library has outdoor game to checkout. Most work just fine Indoor: ring toss, giant jenga, corn hole, miniature bowling (set upon table), etc. No need to buy or find storage space ... just check out then return☺.
Haley 10th Jul 2019 Recreation Therapist And Writer
Thanks for sharing Lyn! I love this option, especially since it cuts out the storage responsibility on our end at the community.
Jenny 9th Jul 2019 Volunteer
I thought you might enjoy this picture of our Memory Café poetry event in the Library on the Isles of Scilly UK as part of Art Scilly week and this year’s cultural festival. They hold regular ‘Telling Tales’ and a children’s reading corner too and various authors have visited to run workshops, tell us about their books and lives. Great location and a busy place.
Talita 10th Jul 2019
Wow! This looks and sounds amazing Jenny! Thanks so much for sharing this picture.
Susan 7th Jul 2019 Activity Director
I have used the local library for many years and I would be lost without it
Also I find that they can find almost any book or other media-on any subject because they can do a nationwide search for you
They enjoy helping you and do whatever they can for you
Haley 10th Jul 2019 Recreation Therapist And Writer
Librarians are truly the best!
Haley 5th Jul 2019 Recreation Therapist And Writer
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