Programming That Inspires: Using Wonderosity Kits In and Out of the Library

October 15, 2019

Wonderosity Kit ExampleIt can be challenging to keep coming up with new program ideas that will excite, engage, and educate your 8–12-year-old patrons. A lot of time and energy is spent exploring your options, determining if they fit your needs, and figuring out how to run them in your space. That’s why Demco created Wonderosity™ Kits, themed program packs that can be adapted to any setup. In this webinar, you’ll hear from three librarians who have found success using Wonderosity and get ideas for fostering curiosity in any learning environment.

 You’ll learn:

  1. How the programs were designed to offer flexibility
  2. The different ways Wonderosity Kits have been used in public libraries
  3. More ideas for using the kits in outreach, family engagement, classroom instruction, and more

All webinars are archived and will be available to watch a couple of days after the original air date.

Presenters

Claudia Haines

Claudia Haines

Youth Services Librarian at Homer Public Library
Claudia supports kids, teens, and families with dynamic learning programs and access to great media of all kinds as the Youth Services Librarian at the Homer Public Library (AK). She also advises and trains other librarians and serves on both local and national committees that support families and literacy. She has written for multiple sources on the topic of literacy in a connected world. Claudia blogs at nevershushed.com.
Cassie Anderson

Cassie Anderson

Youth Services and Technology Coordinator at Milton Public Library
Cassie is a fairly new staff member with Milton Public Library (WI) where she enjoys working as the Tech and Tween Coordinator. Her professional background over the years is multi-layered, and involves being a homemaker, childcare provider, ministry lay worker, web designer, social media expert, blogger, and entrepreneur. She's incredibly invested in her new role with MPL and enjoys getting involved with the local intermediate school and community to promote literacy and learning programs in a fun way!
Mary Wagoner

Mary Wagoner

Youth Services Advocate at Houston Public Library
Mary Wagoner, MLIS, has a combined 27 years of youth services, library management, and project management experience at Houston Public Library (TX). She strives to meet the challenges of providing cohesive free youth programming and services for children of all ages and parent education as part of a dynamic organization that serves 2.2 million Houston residents and 4.3 million residents in the greater Houston metropolitan area. Mary has served as project director for two Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grants that took library storytimes to where customers live, work, and play. She belongs to, and has made professional presentations at, the American Library Association, Association of Library Services for Children, Public Library Association, and Texas Library Association.

Moderator

Erin Hoag

Erin Hoag

Erin Hoag is the Learning Content Manager at Demco. She has a master’s in library and information studies with a focus on child and youth services. For over 10 years, she has worked in informal education, developing and running programs in museums, libraries, and community centers.