Celebrate Lights on Afterschool

LOA-small-aIs your library a natural place for kids to gather after school? Do you wish kids gathered at your library after school? Why not join the 16th annual Lights on Afterschool celebration on October 22? Organized by the Afterschool Alliance “Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.”

Not exactly sure how you would celebrate this event? Afraid it sounds like too much work? Fortunately, there is a convenient Event Planning Kit that walks you through the planning process, saving you time and effort. In addition to planning guidance, it also offers sample materials, such as a press release, as well as ideas for activities.

Lights on Afterschool is a great partnership opportunity. There are already organizations in North Dakota signed up to celebrate, so check the event map to see if you can partner with someone in your area. Once you’ve committed, you can register your own event.

This event is about more than just celebrating the library as great place to visit when school is done for the day. There are also suggestions for using the event as a fundraiser, as well as tips on reaching policy makers. You can also find after school data specifically for North Dakota.

Share your library’s after school stories in the comments!

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