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Youth Services: Programming Ideas

Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX)

Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) (@heyplix) / Twitter

"The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) develops creative STEAM learning experiences based on MIT Media Lab research and designed for the public library setting."  This site has a number of STEAM activities that can be freely used and adapted, an online forum for idea sharing, and online workshops.

ALSC Blog - Programming Ideas

The ALSC Blog has a category dedicated to programming ideas coming from librarians all around the country.

Programming Librarian

Programming Librarian | Libraries Learn

" provides the resources, connections and opportunities libraries need to fill their role as centers of cultural and civic life. It is a place for library professionals to share, learn and be inspired to present excellent programming for their communities."  Program ideas can be searched or browsed by budget, library type, popular topics, and/or audience. 

Programming Librarian Facebook Group

"The Programming Librarian Interest Group helps librarians advocate for programming at their own institutions, share program ideas and successful strategies, and provides a space for professional development by librarians who do programming officially and unofficially as part of their job duties."  This is a private Facebook group, so you'll need to request to join it.

Performers & Programs

Visit the New York State Library's database of performers and program presenters here:

Resources for Programming Ideas for Mixed Aged Groups


StoryWalks® for the Win-Win-Win: Programming, Partnerships, and Pandemic-Friendly!

This webinar, presented in November 2021 by Lorie Brown (STLS) and Mary Fellows (UHLS) shares some of the many ways that StoryWalks® can be implemented in your community.