November 20, 2017

Ideas from the Labs at DC Public Library

They “break it better” at Dream Lab, Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. Here’s what that means, and how it’s an approach that can transform other programs, too.

The Digital Wild West of Apps Is an Opportunity for Librarians

Being able to accurately size up language and literacy apps for young children isn’t easy in today’s online environment. Yet it is a crucial service, one that librarians are uniquely suited to provide.

Lessons from New Jersey’s Annual Makers Day

Here’s how a tiny, can-do team from Piscataway, NJ started an annual tradition celebrating maker culture statewide—and how you can too.

Our Public Library Minecraft Community

A library system’s countywide Minecraft program is a core service, an afterschool sanctuary, and a peer support group.

Updated: The E-Rate Window Is Wide Open—So What Next?

Libraries and schools applying for E-Rate’s Wi-Fi program have an extra $1.5 billion of funds to tap until the March 26 deadline. Here are some tips and tools to maximize your application.

ETots: a Public Library iPad Program for Preschoolers

Children’s services librarian Cindy Wall documents what she learned in presenting an iPad program for her youngest users —one and two year olds.

Boston Public Library not Alone in Requiring Parent Signatures for Online Accounts

BPL says it’s just following rules in preventing kids 13 years old and younger from signing up online for a library card.

Highlights of Highpoint (Public and University Library)

The morning after Charlotte we drove over to Highpoint and visited both the University and Public Libraries. We took way too many videos than we could ever have time to edit and publish but these are some of our favorites. High Point Public library This library has a great teen space called the Teen Garage. […]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Video Narrative

It turns out, that recording, editing, and posting videos while on the road is a lot more intense then we originally thought.   The first library we visited was the most difficult because we were just starting to learn about the technology that we were using and the most efficient ways to use it.  Because of […]