SLP/SRP for You and Me: Telling Stories, Working Together, and Other (Ideally) Happily Ever Afters

  • SLRP for You & Me (Mukwonago)
    February 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SLRP for You & Me (Menomonee Falls)
    February 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Mukwonago Community Library
511 Division Street, Mukwonago 53149 [map]


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (repeat of Feb. 12 session)
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Menomonee Falls Public Library
W156N8436 Pilgrim Rd, Menomonee Falls 53051 [map]


For library staffs only


Presenters: Katherine Schoofs, Youth Services Librarian/Asst. Director, Aram Public Library, Delavan and Emily Sanders, Youth Services Librarian, Barrett Memorial Library, Williams Bay

Let’s be honest: collaborations are intimidating. Learn how to make connections that bring people together, grow programs that defy expectations, and experiment with new ideas to better serve not only your patron base, but the community as a whole. Get out of the “either or” mindset and embrace AND. To quote the immortal words of Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, “It takes two to make a thing go right. It takes two to make it out of sight.” Katherine and Emily want to show you how beneficial, fun, and attainable collaborations of all sizes can be!

Get ready to rethink what you thought you knew about collaborations with examples, suggestions, motivation, and yes…most likely dance breaks. We’ll be covering ideas and suggestions for all ages– both for your regularly scheduled programming needs and for Summer Library Program (SLP)/Summer Reading Program (SRP) 2020—so buckle up, buttercup! We’re about to have a boatload of fun.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn…

  1. Where to look for possible collaboration partners, both within and outside the library world!
  2. How to make collaborations fun and beneficial for everyone involved while still standing your ground on the important stuff!
  3. Ideas on how to take your SLP/SRP above and beyond the page count with interactive elements!
  4. Oodles of summer programming ideas – – fill your plate at the Program Buffet!
  5. Tips on how to best handle sensitive topics/issues pertaining to culture, race, and more, particularly in terms of this year’s SLP/SRP theme. (CSLP artwork snafu, anyone?)


This program is sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems: Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and Monarch Library System.

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