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Conference or Venue

ALA Annual Conference 2018

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Adults matter just as much as children’s and teens… does your library reflect this in terms of materials, resources, active and passive programming? Are you looking to increase your engagement with adults patrons, but have limited funds or time to do so? Wanting to reach new adult patrons who come to the library but do not attend programs? Need to highlight an upcoming event or library feature? Look no further than passive programming which can reach all patrons as it has no formal place or time to occur. Passive activities reach all adult patrons, allow you to promote library resources, and market other adult programs and workshops. Passive activities meet adults’ needs for enrichment while understanding their prior commitments and busy schedules. Stop by to learn how Winters-Bellbrook Community Library (Ohio) has created successful adult passive programming utilizing various activities.