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Dates: April 28, 2021

Thinking Outside

Presenter(s) Noah Lenstra

As public library buildings closed, public librarians turned their attention to outdoor spaces as venues for programming. This session covers some of the lessons learned from this COVID-fueled experiment in outdoor programming, including the vital importance of partnerships with those already used to doing things outside (think Parks & Recreation Agencies). Learn what librarians across the country are up to, and get the inspiration you need to re-think how you utilize outdoor spaces going forward.

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Thinking Outside

As public library buildings closed, public librarians turned their attention to outdoor spaces as venues for programming. This session covers some of the lessons learned from this COVID-fueled experiment in outdoor programming, including the vital importance of partnerships with those already used to doing things outside (think Parks & Recreation Agencies). Learn what librarians across the country are up to, and get the inspiration you need to re-think how you utilize outdoor spaces going forward.

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The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) is a twelve state association of librarians, library paraprofessionals and friends of libraries. Its purpose is to promote the development of librarians and libraries by providing significant educational and networking opportunities. The Association meets annually in joint conferences with member states on a rotational basis.