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1 Libraries – the perfect place to connect!

2 Nashville Public Library, Tennessee June/July 2013 Main + 20 branches (2 are Carnegie libraries built with donations from Andrew Carnegie) Logo – “Books are only half the story at NPL!” Director Kent Oliver: “The library is one of the most trusted institutions in the community. It is the place that is open to all.” Library events Nashville International Puppet Festival (21-23 June 2013) – performances, parade, workshops. Celebrates 75 years of puppetry at NPL (Puss in boots 1938) String City: Nashville’s tradition of music & puppetry – presented by Country Music Hall of Fame Summer program: Nashville digs reading – win books, Kindles, gift cards, tickets to science centre, baseball, Dollywood... Story time, book clubs, movies, courtyard concerts, writers circle, author visits (Michael Chabon, Barbara Kingsolver, Isabel Allende, Patricia Cornwall...), Reading Paws (read with a dog) Computer classes – using programs, online safety, Gadget Petting Zoo, using library apps for your device (Zinio magazines, Overdrive, Mango Language Learning, Freegal music) Courtyard concerts, Irish dancing, hip hop, drumming, hula hooping, duct tape art, creating comics, manga, claymation, gaming, hen keeping, starting a record label, zoo & museum speakers, science talks, Lego league....

3 Nashville Public Library Shakespeare allowed – read every play aloud in a reading circle Great American ideas – weekly discussion Civil Rights Room – displays & discussions about social justice Civil War exhibition – talks, displays, re-enactments Volunteer at the library – shelve books, host events, oral histories (over 300 volunteers, aged 13-93, at 22 locations) NPL Foundation – raises funds Second Saturday Bookstore – sells used resources Popmatic podcast – monthly popular culture show – library nerds geeking out about books, movies, music

4 Charleston County Public Library, South Carolina July 2013 Main + 15 branches Summer reading program – 700 events (sponsors include Yellow Pages, McDonalds, restaurants etc) Dig into reading (up to 11 years) Beneath the surface (grades 6-12) Reading wave (18+) Story time, book clubs, movies, Downton Abbey catch-up, computer games, board games, Lego club, loggerhead turtle talk, water safety talks Teens - Lowcountry drummers, home school social club, anime club, urban legends talk, book & movie discussions Adults - Monday night jazz, zumba, mah jongg, family law, immigration law (Spanish), hurricane basics Online job searching, computer classes, Tech toy box (try out gadgets), Tech talks (“Lunch & learn”) Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale (2 days only) - $1 p/b, $3 h/b, DVDs, CDs

5 Mobile Public Library, Alabama July 2013 Main + 9 branches Logo: “Wonder-Full!” Story time, movies, computer classes, family history, homework help ( Resume & CV workshops Book clubs: Ebony Moments – studies African American authors; mysteries; historical fiction; teen

6 Brisbane City Council Libraries Summer 2014 recreation/libraries/index.htm 34 branches & mobile service Indooroopilly Library located inside shopping mall – very popular! Story time, movies, book clubs, writing room, computer & board games, Lego Activity Centre, craft Computer classes – Pinterest, iPads, eBay, social media Live in the library – singing performances English conversation hour Introduction to downloadable books Film 101 workshop – use iPads & apps to make a film Street science workshops Claymation & cartooning workshops Investig8 Art – 8 art forms to investigate in 80 minutes – an action-packed creative arts workshop (4 yrs+) Not Quite a Book Club – share your favourite book in 3 minutes Slam the mic – poets, live performance Where the wild things are – drama workshop Workshop with beatbox poet & win an author for your book club Keeping chickens in the backyard

7 Brisbane Libraries Makey Makey workshops – the invention kit for the 21 st century eg. conductive paint sound-maker (8-12 yrs) littleBits workshops – simple electronic circuits that snap together to make machines that create drawings & paintings (8-12 yrs) Introduction to Scratch – create interactive stories, animations & games (8-12 yrs) Digital Hub – using highspeed internet & mobile devices

8 Reader-in-residence 2014 Brisbane Square Library David Stavanger (aka Ghostboy) – Queensland poet, lyricist, spoken word artist & slam MC Mentored by the creator of the reader-in-residence program – Edinburgh City Libraries Jazz & poetry sessions Summer ginko (haiku walk) Horror poetry sessions

9 State Library Queensland Summer 2014 Exhibition - Our Dreaming: animating country (display from the Aboriginal Nations TV series) – animation cells & artwork, creative learning space, hear & tell stories, animation studio Talbot Family Treasures Wall – unique items from 200 years of Queensland history Whispers – readings from new & established authors in the Library Cafe Music Hour – Friday afternoons Free films on Sundays Aboriginal poets – political poetry Reclaiming lost language – digital technologies help revitalise Aboriginal languages TEDx South Bank Women - talks 14 February – Love is a 4 letter word – story slam Story Lab workshops - animation, cartooning, comics, manga, Scratch, Flash (9-16 yrs) Place making workshop – what does place & space mean to you? Design your dream space (5-12 yrs)

10 SLQ Looking @2.0 – free online ICT skills course Secret SLQ game app – explore the library, find hidden clues, earn points - very popular - writing comps, blogs, games, free ebook Simple app of storytelling – digital storytelling tips (3-9 yrs)

11 Libraries ACT ACT libraries are as popular as ever – increasing use of services Shane Rattenbury: “They provide programs that are relevant to the community” Upgrades to Belconnen, Erindale, Kippax & Tuggeranong In 2013: 1.9 million visits to library branches 3 million items borrowed 60 000 attended library programs

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