While not every library offers organized afterschool programs, many provide “stealth” learning opportunities just by being open when kids are not in school. On October 22, celebrate the importance of afterschool learning with Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event recognizing the value of out-of-school-time programs to children, families, & communities.
Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s afterschool network, will provide support to libraries hosting Lights On Afterschool celebrations. The activity and planning toolkits, as well as the social media campaign will allow libraries to host events that reflect unique community needs, while also connecting celebrations across the state. Email Jen Verbrugge at State Library Services for more information.