Library Staff Show & Share: Youth Crafts

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

Piscataway Public Library - Kennedy Branch

Free of Charge, Registration Required
Target Audience

Youth Services Staff, Programming Staff


Library Staff Show & Share: Youth Crafts

Programming library staff who serve youth patrons are invited to join us for a Show & Share event! Show off your successful kids and teen crafting ideas, get inspired by your colleagues from around the state, and even share or swap your leftover craft materials! 

Planning craft events at your library 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

10:00-10:30AM: Coffee, Registration, & Conversation

10:30-11:30AM: Show

  • Attendees are invited to show off successful youth 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!

11:30AM-12:30PM: 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

12:30-1:00PM: Wrap Up and Next Steps

  • Info on the Crafting Resource Guide that will be created following the event
  • Optional tour of the Piscataway Public Library MiY Makerspace

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 Piscataway Public Library.
Registration deadline extended to February 7 - sign up today!

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