Library Showcases

  • The BINGO Bonus: Using Passive Programming to Increase Patron Awareness of Library Services
    Jessica Block, Ames Free Library As libraries reintroduce themselves to their communities, how can we keep patrons engaged with all that we have to offer? From January through March 2022, the Ames Free Library offered patrons of all ages the chance to participate in a Winter BINGO game through the READsquared platform. Over 70% of…
  • Answering the Question “what’s next?” in the Age of Patron Privacy
    Laurie Lessner, SAILS Now that you aren't seeing your patron's charge history, balancing privacy and reader's advisory has gotten more difficult. Two methods, using existing tools, will be demonstrated to show how to customize reading lists for your patrons who want the extra guidance, while maintaining the privacy of those who may not. View presentation
  • Going Mobile: Mobile Technology in the Public Library
    Kate Hibbert & Pammie Greggerson, Seekonk Public Library This presentation focuses on the efficiency of using mobile circulation technology, and how it removes obstacles, increases efficiency, and creates opportunities for optimal customer satisfaction. View presentation
  • Project Giving
    Rose Mamakos, Bridgewater Public Library This is a program that runs all year long that promotes giving to your local charities. We have donation drives that change monthly. A new organization every month. It draws your community together while helping those in need. We would explain what has worked for our library and community and…
  • Kids Non-Fiction and Picture Book Categorization
    Courtney Allen, Norfolk Public Library The Norfolk Public Library recently underwent a large project to recategorize picturebooks and children's non-fiction to facilitate browsing for our youngest patrons View presentation
  • Outdoor Summer Reading Events at the Foxboro Public Library
    Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to host large outdoor events and promote your Library? Does your town have beautiful parks, playgrounds, or a common? This presentation will explore the logistics of outdoor programming from getting to know your host; to parking, trash, and electricity; to working with other town departments. Slides…
  • Magic: the Gathering at the Fall River Public Library
    Taylor and Kayla will show attendees their experiences of running the teen Magic: The Gathering program at the Fall River Public Library. We would like a table before our presentation to give attendees cards and show them the game. Taylor Silva and Kayla Lantos View presentation
  • Adopt a Reading Pal
    We had kids come in and adopt a stuffed puppy to read to. We had activities to go along with the adoption: play center with vet clinic and bath, storytime, a walk around the library. At the end, kids received a prize and a certificate of completion. Diane White & Lisa Kelly, Somerset Public Library…
  • Read It and Eat It
    Sarah Ward, Norfolk Public Library
  • Automated Carts in Overdrive
    Chelsea Fernandes, SAILS Library Network Watch Video Start Slideshow
  • Custom book bags via online forms
    Marie Coady, Holmes Public Library Watch Video
  • A Discourse on Discord: Using Discord for Formal & Informal Teen Programs
    Taylor Silva, Fall River Public Library Watch Video Discourse on Discord SAILS Notes
  • Library on the Lawn
    Ellen Snoeyenbos, West Bridgewater Public Library Watch Video
  • SAILS Mobile App – helping you go the distance
    Click & Collect – Managing Patron Pickups Laurie Lessner, SAILS Library Network Watch Video View Slideshow
  • What is a public library to do in a global pandemic?
    Marion Wingfield, Ames Free Library, Easton Watch Video
  • Cookbook Club
    We have a cookbook club called Read It and Eat It that has been successful for the last 5 years, and this year we started a Read It and Eat It Jr. program for grades 3-6. At the end of the year we do a large Throwdown Edition event. This presentation will be about how…
  • Wash and Read
    New Bedford Free Public Library’s “Wash and Read” program is about making story time programs accessible in the community and providing free books inside laundromats. Bethany Coito, New Bedford Free Public Library View slideshow
  • Welcome to Your Town 101
    We will be hosting our 1st annual Welcome to Mansfield 101 open house on October 23.  The library sent out postcards to new residents inviting them to the library to receive a library card and a tour of the library.  Other town departments and local community groups were invited to have a table to share…
  • STEM Kits: Facilitating Hands-on Learning
    The Raynham Public Library created over 30 STEM kits with funds from an LSTA grant.  Each kit allows users the chance to explore science, math, technology, or engineering in a hands-on, fun way.  The purpose of the kits is to give kids an opportunity to learn by doing and playing, and to foster interest in…
  • Joining the C3L movement: Climate Change Conversations in Libraries
    Last June, the ALA declared that promoting Sustainable Communities is a core value for American Libraries. There is an active Sustainability Round Table run by UMass Amherst librarian, Madeleine Charney. Here at West Bridgewater we participated in Climate Prep Week in September and held a Climate Conversation at our library after school that drew…
  • Dungeons and Dragons At Your Library
    My presentation will focus on running your very own Dungeons and Dragons program for teens/tweens.  This crash course will touch upon topics such as character creation, what publications to have access to, inspiration for your story, and more. Taylor Silva, Fall River Public Library View slideshow
  • Brew Night at the Library
    The Norfolk Public Library held its first ever Brew Night at the Library on Friday, September 27, 2019.  It was a huge success with three local breweries participating. We limited it to 100 people, and registration was full in a day and a half - with over 30 people on the wait-list!  We chose this…
  • Electronic Resources in the Catalog
    With Electronic Resources Central (ERC), you and your patrons can now see your library's Overdrive and Hoopla titles right in the Enterprise catalog! This demo will show you what you see and what you can do in your account and search results. We should even have time for search tips and Q&A. Laurie Lessner, SAILS…
  • Library Showcase Presentations – Nov. 2018
    View presenters' bios, contact info, and thoughts about their presentations. West Bridgewater BookTalks! (Slideshow) Rochester COA (Slideshow) Meet the Monster Squad (Slideshow) NaNoWriMo at Your Library (handout) NaNoWriMo at Your Library (slideshow) StoryWalks (Slideshow) StoryWalks (Handout) TEDTalk Thursdays Diverse Comics Handout New Bedford Genealogy
  • Library Showcase Presentations – 2018