The Reel to Real program helps libraries host public screenings of PBS documentaries, followed by audience discussions with local experts. The program is a partnership of Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA).
Colleen Leddy— director of Stair Public Library in Morenci, Michigan (service population: 3134) — shares her tips for creative ways to provide programs in her article Programming on a (Long, Colorful) Shoestring.
Here are some tidbits:
Money Smart Week Wisconsin events in past years have been so successful that the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago partnered with the American Library Association to go national. So to to coincide with National Financial Literacy Month, Money Smart Week will be celebrated nationally April 2-9, 2011. According to Lori Burgess' posting on WisPubLib:
Cindy Stanczak, Adult & Teen Services Librarian at Albion (MI) District Library, asked Publib readers for unusual program ideas and offered up some she had as discussion-starters:
When your library schedules a program for which you'd like people to register, consider on your program announcements using the wording suggestions listed below ... On the Publib discussion list, Nann Blaine Hilyard, asked this question: