Friday, March 27, 2015


Mark your calendars for the Western Massachusetts Library Advocates spring program: a panel presentation on programming in the contemporary library.  Three amazing librarians will share their experiences programming in the modern library. 
Libraries across the Commonwealth offer programs that enrich, inspire and educate their patrons. Programs offer experiences for patrons that reach beyond libraries’ traditional services. Through programming we engage our patrons in new and interesting ways, offering information and skills. Programs create opportunities to learn, grow, meet new people, and have fun.
Our presenters:

Esmé Green is currently the director of the Goodnow Library in Sudbury where she tries to spend as much time being awesome as possible. On the weekends, she can be found at the Shutesbury Farmer’s Market buying books from the Friends of the MN Spear Library.
Clayton Cheever is currently the Assistant Director at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy where planning programs for adults is one of his many responsibilities. In previously jobs he has planned programs for teens and served on numerous boards of non-profit activist organizations.
Bernadette Rivard is the Director of the Bellingham Public Library where she helps develop creative programs for everyone from babies to grown-ups.
Our panel of experienced librarians will share their experiences with creating dynamic programming. We'll hear fresh, innovative ideas for engaging patrons and learn about programming successes and maybe even some flops. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and will leave with ideas and inspiration for new programs to offer in their own libraries.
Join us April 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Lee Library, 100 Main Street, Lee MA.  For the purposes of planning enough refreshments, registration would be appreciated.  Register Here.