Library Experiences That Engage Young Readers

October 7, 2015

Getting children into the library is one of the first steps to getting them reading. Sometimes, even the most reluctant readers respond to library programs that bring reading to life. Have a small staff or a small budget? These programs don’t have to be resource intensive and often you can find partners in your community to help out. Amanda Moss Struckmeyer will present numerous ideas that can help kids in your community discover their deepest interests and a passion for reading.

Learn:

  1. To select topics and create engaging in-library programs
  2. From examples of successful passive programs
  3. How you can create partnerships and increase your reach into your community
  4. Ways to help young readers discover interests

Presenter

Amanda Moss Struckmeyer

Amanda Moss Struckmeyer

Amanda Moss Struckmeyer is the Youth Services Librarian at Middleton Public Library, where she is passionate about finding ways to engage children in reading. She is the editor of the Children’s and Early Literacy Collaborative Summer Library Program manuals. Amanda also co-authored the book "DIY Programming and Book Displays: How to Stretch Your Programming without Stretching Your Budget and Staff" and most recently has developed numerous programs for tweens. A former school librarian and teacher, she lives in Madison, WI with her husband and daughter.

Moderator

Janet Nelson

Janet Nelson

Director of Library Engagement and Solutions at Demco, Inc.
Janet is currently the Director of Library Engagement and Solutions at Demco. She manages and develops relationships with key industry contacts to understand changing library trends and interpret that direction into appropriate products and services. She also has an extensive background in product management and development, as well as experience working with library clients on interior projects. Her previous roles have included Director of Library Markets, Director of Industry Relations & Marketing Communications and Director of Business Development.