Fall Fun Day 2015 a Success

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) hosted the first ever CRPLSA sponsored Summer Reading Program Fall Fun Day Program on November 22. About 40 librarians from around the state attended to brainstorm and share ideas to plan for their 2016 programs and as a “train the trainer” event.  Representatives from the CRPLSA-sponsored iReads program were also on hand to display incentives and other program materials available.

The theme for next year will be “Read for the Win” a celebration of sports and achievement which will tie in nicely with the Summer Olympics.

The collaboration was very successful. Attendees reported:

  • “This was an amazing program that is going to save us SO much time & it is going to make our program stronger & more inventive.”
  • Fall Fun Day 2015
    GRRL Patron Services Coordinator Sandy Toland, presents a passive program idea “Dewey Decathlon” that could be used for tweens, teens or adults.
  • “So many ideas!  The brain games will be used for this Winter Reading Program.”
  • “I learned new ideas to implement with toddlers, school age, and teen/adults. Most programming can be inexpensive. I have never done a multi-generational program before but I will try one this upcoming year. You gave a lot of ideas that I would have never thought of.”

Fall Fun Day

iRead 2016 graphicCRPLSA and the Youth Services Committee invite library staff to the inaugural Fall Fun Day for the 2016 iREAD Summer Reading Program (SRP)!  Join youth services staff from across the state to begin planning for SRP – 2016.   Fun Day participants will be able to identify at least one new programming idea to augment the summer programming at their library.

Date & Time: Friday, November 20, 2015  |  9:00a-12:00p
Location:  St. Cloud Public Library – Mississippi Room
Theme:  Read – For the Win! (Games, sports and the Olympics!)