[kids-lib] Kids-lib Digest, Vol 132, Issue 18

Kristy Kemper Hodge kkhodge at ccrls.org
Wed Feb 19 19:13:39 PST 2014

Joining in...outreach events like "town night out" business open houses can
be great, if your community has something like that. We have First Friday
in Silverton, and I set up a table in a downtown business with program
calendars, email sign-up list, and a kids' activity, and simply don't let
people pass me without engaging them :)

Also, attending resource fairs and any other community outreach events,
setting up shop with handouts, giveaways (bookmarks!), and a simple
activity can help get your face out there with families who may not think
about the library. As someone else mentioned, swapping fliers with another
youth-oriented agency, such as a YMCA or after-school club can be great;
you promote them and they promote you. We're very fortunate to be across
the street from our Y and community center, so we share each other's info
in each venue.

I've also tried liking/friending/sharing posts from as many of our
community agencies as possible from our Youth Services Facebook page in the
hopes of reaching new community members online, too!

Hope that helps!

*Kristy Kemper Hodge*
Youth Services Librarian
Silver Falls Library <http://www.silverfalls.plinkit.org/>

kkhodge at ccrls.org

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> From: josie hanneman <josieh at dpls.lib.or.us>
> To: Taylor Worley <youthlib.taylor at creswell-library.org>,
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> I have grand plans to visit our outdoor flea market this summer. I'm not
> sure what will come of it, but it seems like another place where people
> congregate. I have the same challenge. Demographics show that there are
> more folks out there, but how to I reach them? Places to try (that you
> might've already tried):
> *         Any and all daycare groups, including the unlicensed ones in
> people's homes.
> *         Laundromats, can you put up a flyer at least? Or a passive
> program? Kids get bored while waiting for their laundry!! Same with
> busstops or public transportation, if you have those.
> Good luck, and please share with the group if you get any groundbreaking
> ideas!
> Josie Hanneman / 541.312.1088 / www.deschuteslibrary.org<
> http://www.deschuteslibrary.org>
> From: Kids-lib [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On
> Behalf Of Karen Fischer
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:40 PM
> To: Taylor Worley; kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
> Subject: Re: [kids-lib] Reaching New Demographics
> Hi Taylor,
> You may be able to get permission to place posters in local businesses and
> at the schools.  Ask local clubs or other organizations if they will help
> you spread the word by forwarding your press releases to their mailing
> lists.
> Karen
> Taylor Worley <youthlib.taylor at creswell-library.org<mailto:
> youthlib.taylor at creswell-library.org>> 2/13/2014 11:14 AM >>>
> Happy Thursday, Everyone!
> I'm looking for some new/unique ways to reach potential patrons and
> infrequent patrons about children's programs. I know how to "preach to the
> choir", but I am looking for ways to market to the rest of the community.
> Ideas? Successes? Please share!
> --
> Taylor Worley | Youth & Community Services Librarian, Creswell Library
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> "Always remember you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you
> seem, and smarter than you think." - A. A. Milne
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