Workshop – Thinking Outside : Linking the World of Books to Nature

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Place: Schenectady County Public Library, Central Library
Presenter: Nathan Keefe
Cost: $10 for MVLS* & UHLS ; $25 all others

For your next program, bring the outside in – or take the library outside!

As more research supports the link between nature and mental and physical health, libraries can help youth and families cultivate a relationship with the natural world. Fostering an interest in nature through collections and programming expands your audience, maximizes your community impact, and supports sustainability.

In this participatory training, you’ll explore strategic partnerships and program design for ideas to engage youth in your library with do-it-yourself nature programming. Come prepared to get a little dirty!

Registration is required by October 09. Register at

This customer service workshop is supported in part by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program.

*MVLS libraries will be reimbursed the $10 workshop fee and receive $25 towards travel (one travel stipend per library) through the MVLS Family Literacy Grant.


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