Library Staff Show & Share: Adult Crafts

Event Information
Date
-
Event Type
Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation
Event Category
Programming
Resource Sharing
Location

Woodbridge Public Library, Branch TBD

Cost
Free of Charge
Target Audience

Adult Services Staff, Programming Staff

Descriptions

Black text on a brown paper background reads "Library Staff Show & Share: Adult Crafts" with images of paintbrushes, buttons, and yarn surrounding the words

Programming library staff who serve adult patrons are invited to join us for a Show & Share event! Show off your successful adult crafting ideas, get inspired by your colleagues from around the state, and even share or swap your leftover craft materials at this in-person event brought to you by LibraryLinkNJ and the Woodbridge Public Library! Registration is limited to 50 participants. 

Planning craft events at your library for an adult population can leave you struggling to find options that are achievable, affordable, and appealing. Join us to show off what has worked for you (or to warn us about what hasn’t) and refresh your own program plans with ideas from others. Plus, bring your leftover craft supplies and unused materials to share in our Swap Shop; you’ll give your old materials new life and maybe even head back to your own library with some new-to-you supplies to put to good use! 

Event Schedule

9:30-10AM: Coffee, Registration & Conversation

10AM - 11AM: Show

  • Attendees are invited to show off successful adult craft projects to the group
  • Show us a sample, share your tips and tricks, and answer questions from your fellow attendees
  • 5 minutes (or less!) per projects
  • Those wishing to show off crafts will be asked to sign up in advance; look for an email following the close of event registration!

11AM - 12PM: Share

  • The craft "swap shop" is open!
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring any leftover, unused craft supplies to place in the swap shop
  • Make connections and network with fellow programming library staff as you peruse the "shop"
  • Share materials, suggestions, and lessons learned - plus, head back to your library with some new-to-you ideas and supplies

12 - 12:30PM: Wrap Up and Next Steps

All Are Welcome
If you don't have a craft to share or materials to swap, don't worry! Library staff looking to get inspired are still welcome to join us, though this event will be most successful with lots of attendee participation! 

This event is brought to you by LibraryLinkNJ and the Woodbridge Public Library.
Registration closes Friday, October 14th!

Registration Information
Limit

50