February 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Darien (CT) Library Offers 2013 Children’s Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The children’s librarians at Connecticut’s Darien Library share their guide to the most beautiful book and toy selections for the holidays.

Buzz, Brainstorming Mark KidLibCamp 2013

Nearly 50 children’s and teen librarians met last week at Darien Library (CT) for the fifth annual KidLibCamp, a free “unconference” in which the discussion topics, panels, and workshops are voted on by the participants. Attendees explored best practices in 12 interactive breakout sessions with several common takeaways: that innovative programming can be achieved at little start-up cost; librarians need to better market existing programs to their patrons; and partnering with schools and communities is critical to the future of our libraries.