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This book offers 101 passive programming ideas that are extendable, adaptable, customizable, and above all, stealable—so your passive programming never runs dry.
Passive programming is a cheap, quick, fun way to make all library customers feel like part of the community. It can support reading initiatives, foster family engagement, encourage visit frequency, and coax interaction out of library lurkers—while barely making a dent in your programming budget. Passive programming can be targeted at children, adults, seniors, or teens; used to augment existing programs; and executed in places where staff-led programming can't reach. It can be light-footed and spontaneous, easily deployed to reflect and respond to current news, media, library events, even the weather. But even passive programming pros run out of ideas sometimes, and when that happens, they want a fresh, funny source of inspiration.
- Make programming less intimidating
- Get the most bang for your buck from whatever resources you have available
- Make diverse customers feel welcome and seen
- Encourage repeat/regular library visits
- Boost your programming statistics
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"This is such a clever and useful guide for helping busy librarians engage their customers. In addition to great ideas, it provides encouraging guidance for staff to design their own! An invaluable resource."
"This vital guide to understanding the purpose, power, and creativity of passive programming in libraries will leave you eager to engage patrons of all ages in valuable ways. An excellent resource packed with ideas for every library budget and space."