What a great week in Missouri! Thanks to Marge Kudrna and the State of Missouri for asking me to train on the topic of Teen Third Space. It was a great adventure. I flew into Kansas City on Sunday, presented the first workshop on Monday in Carrollton, then moved onto Springfield for the Tuesday session, Farmington on Wednesday and, last but not least, St. Charles on Thursday. I had a terrific time! Thanks, Marge, for driving me around the state and for exposing me to Jack in the Box. :-) Thanks too to all the library hosts and hostesses, and to all the workshop participants. I enjoyed meeting everyone (and seeing several of you once again).
Here are the links to the text only versions of the PowerPoint presentations. Remember that all the photos of the model libraries aren't included here, but they will be available after November on the companion website for the 2nd edition of Teen Spaces.
Also, here is the list of creative program ideas we brainstormed. If any of you want to elaborate on your suggestions please post as comments. If you want to add a program to the list that I missed, please email me.
Missouri Libraries - Creative Programming Ideas that Work
And...the best for last...the winners of the grand prize drawing. Thanks again to DEMCO for all their generous donations.
Grand Prize - Cafe Table and Scooper Stools from DEMCO
Karen Sieber, St. Louis County Jamestown Bluffs Branch
1st Prize - 2 floor rocker chairs from DEMCO
Rebecca Crame, Marshall Senior High
2nd Prize - $150 DEMCO gift certificate and teen books from the State Library
Deanna Mercille, John A. Evans Middle School
3rd Prize - $50 gift certificate & lamp from DEMCO & books from the State Library
Cindy Rinker, Barry-Lawrence Regional Library, Mt. Vernon Branch
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