This month I’ve rounded up some ideas for self-directed library clubs. No, not your typical book club. These are clubs anyone can join just by visiting the library, and they are designed to encourage families to visit the library.
These ideas are all from Marge Loch-Wouters a children’s librarian in Wisconsin who blogs at Tiny Tips for Library Fun. You can tell clubs are a successful programming tactic at her library, since she has multiple ideas. Why not give it a try at your library?
- Frequent Reader Club: Encourage making visiting the library a habit with a simple punch card.
- Cookie Club Goodness: A program to encourage library use over the slower winter months.
- Let 1000 Books Bloom: Links to examples of how various libraries run the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
- Reading is Key: A program for babies and toddlers designed to bridge the breaks in the story time schedule.
Have you hosted a self-directed library club? Did it increase the number of visits to your library? Share your stories in the comments!