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  • Sue Queiser February 29, 2016 @ 11:08 am Reply

    Thank you so much for these calendars. I am working this year to have some kind of reading you can do each day and basing it off calendars like these. It is fun to know what happened in history and also to encourage people to think of others.

    • Angie Schoeneck Angie Schoeneck March 2, 2016 @ 2:06 pm Reply

      Sue, thank you for the positive feedback. We’ll be sure to continue to include these features. I love that you are finding ways to encourage adults to read every day. I read daily for work, but sometimes the pleasure read escapes me.

  • Michele Graves February 29, 2016 @ 11:51 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing these calendars! We are working hard to provide more adult based programming in our library and this is a fun way to get our creativity flowing.

    • Angie Schoeneck Angie Schoeneck March 2, 2016 @ 2:03 pm Reply

      You are most welcome, Michele. It is always nice to hear that the content we provide is helpful and makes a difference for libraries and their adult programming initiatives.

  • Linda Swisher February 29, 2016 @ 12:28 pm Reply

    I appreciate these calendars. Many libraries schedule their programming 6-12 months out, and having a calendar only a month or two in advance is too late for us to take advantage of the opportunities. Can you make future calendars available sooner?

    • Angie Schoeneck Angie Schoeneck March 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm Reply

      Hi Linda, Good point about scheduling your programming several months in advance. We are gradually building up to be more inline with this planning timeframe. Thank you for taking the time to comment on this!

  • Michelle Mitchell February 29, 2016 @ 1:18 pm Reply

    I echo the other comments above: THANK YOU! These are so helpful. I’ve actually been trying to put a calendar like this together using the Chase Calendar of Events and other guides of “special” days, weeks, and months. You’ve done all that work for me! Thanks, again!

    • Angie Schoeneck Angie Schoeneck March 2, 2016 @ 1:57 pm Reply

      Hi Michelle,
      We are SO glad that the Adult Programming calendars will be useful for your library! We’ll keep them coming!

  • Debra Moore March 1, 2016 @ 8:26 am Reply

    I loved the calendars. I am planning for the summer now

    • Angie Schoeneck Angie Schoeneck March 2, 2016 @ 1:55 pm Reply

      Thanks, Debra. I’m so pleased that you loved the calendars. As we release more updates, we’ll try to get out in front of your planning lead times. Thanks again.

  • Kim Heaster March 3, 2016 @ 1:26 pm Reply

    These calendars are great! We’d love to use them in our library, and put them on our website too! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while, but could never find the time. You’ve saved me! Please keep these up and keep sending them out so we may print them and put them on our websites!

    • Angie Schoeneck Angie Schoeneck March 24, 2016 @ 4:52 pm Reply

      Hi Kim, I’m honored that you want to re-post the calendars on your website. We made a couple of modifications, so you may want to redownload the PDFs. Alternatively, you could link directly to the blog (http://ideas.demco.com/blog/adult-library-programs-making-a-difference/) and reference you found it on Demco’s Ideas + Inspiration site. Given the positive feedback, our plan is to continue publishing them, and May and June calendars will post in mid-April.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and provide feedback.

  • Helen Mashbaum March 23, 2016 @ 9:59 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing these calendars. I don’t actually have consistent adult programming in my library (we’re an unusual breed of library!) but I’ve used the calendars as a springboard for sending out a daily e-mail, “Today is…” I’ve gotten some very positive feedback from unexpected sources; in fact, at an agency staff meeting, I was publicly thanked for providing these daily tidbits. I guess you take positive reinforcement wherever you can get it!

    If this information helps to spark interest in even just a few people daily, it’s well worth it.

    Thanks again.

    • Angie Schoeneck Angie Schoeneck March 24, 2016 @ 4:46 pm Reply

      Helen, I love how you are using these calendars in a manner that works for your library and community. I’m curious how much time this takes you and if you have a way to automate the creation and distribution. I’d love to receive your emails if you’re open to adding me to the list – angies@demco.com. The May and June calendars will be published in mid-April. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • Shawna J Deeds May 9, 2016 @ 2:19 pm Reply

    Hi Angie! Do you have May, June, or July calendars out yet? These were fantastic! I loved all the ideas these gave me!

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