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1 Chinese Programming, Teen Services & Outreach @ the San Diego County Library Presented by Kathy Jung & Laura Zuckerman

2 The San Diego County Library SDCL consists of 33 branches and 2 bookmobiles, serves over 1 million residents across a 4,000-square-mile county. Conferred the national 2012 Library of the Year award by Library Journal and Gale (part of Cengage Learning)2012 Library of the Year Circulated over 10.9 million books, CDs, DVDs, and other material formats Recorded 5.7 million visits to library branches Hosted 28,983 library programs SDCL's mission is to inform, educate, inspire, and entertain

3 Chinese Programming @ SDCL The growing numbers of the Chinese Population in San Diego County have created a demand for increased Chinese programming and services. Chinese Programs and Services at SDCL include:

4 Chinese Programming @ SDCL Increased Chinese Language Collection: Print Books, eBooks, Picture Books and Chinese Story Time Kits

5 Chinese Programming @ SDCL ESL & Citizenship Classes ESL & Citizenship Classes sponsored by SDCL L.E.A.R.N Adult Literacy ESL Classes and Partnership with Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego Ongoing Recruitment of ESL/Literacy Tutors Consistency and flexibility are crucial to the success of any ESL/Adult Literacy Classes

6 Chinese Programming @ SDCL Chinese Health & Wellness Programs

7 Chinese Programming @ SDCL Seminars & Workshops in Chinese Partnership with Chinese Association for Science and Technology, San Diego Chapter Identify professionals and experts willing to share their areas of expertise Implement programs of interest to local Chinese Community Seminars and workshops in Chinese: Land Investment in China Trade between China and U.S. Mortgage Consolidation & Debt Reduction Real Estate investment and management

8 Chinese Programming @ SDCL Chinese/English Bilingual Story Times Author visit: Oliver Chen

9 Chinese Programming @ SDCL Chinese Celebrations & Cultural Programs Mahjong Local Chinese Schools Music & Dance Performances Chinese Art Exhibitions

10 SDCL Annual Signature Event: Chinese New Year

11 Teen Programming @ SDCL Increasing Teen Participation in Library Programs Consistent programming, Ex: Teen Thursdays at 4 pm Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting to discuss ideas for programs Having the latest technology: XBOX1, iPad FOOD: Providing snacks and refreshments

12 Teen Programming @ SDCL Marketing Word of mouth ! Making a connection with teens to get input and buy-in Service learners design monthly teen flyers so it appeals to their age group Presenting at school assemblies and partnering with teachers and counselors to make announcements to students Work with the school district to get flyers distributed at high schools

13 Outreach @ SDCL Building strong partnerships with the local community and professional organizations

14 Q & A Kathy Jung, MLIS Teen Services Librarian San Marcos Library Laura Zuckerman, M.Ed., MLS Branch Manager Valley Center Library

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