Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Friday, September 30 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Passive Program Power!

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Kid-powered passive programs are low-cost, low stress, and high fun programs that stretch your time and budget and increase library use/literacy support. Join two veteran passive programmers and discover multiple ways to create these DIY programs including 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, check-out clubs, exploration stations and more in this lively session. We'll also share what ideas other libraries of all sizes are doing. Adaptable and endlessly innovative, passive programs create easy-to-do programming that is available anytime the library is open and make the library a highly anticipated destination for preschoolers, school-agers and teens.

avatar for Marge Loch-Wouters,  Children's Librarian, retired and Consultant, La Crescent, MN

Marge Loch-Wouters, Children's Librarian, retired and Consultant, La Crescent, MN

Marge recently retired from a 40 year career as a children's librarian and manager. She works as a youth consultant and educator and has presented numerous classes , workshops and webinars on innovative youth services and challenging issues in youth services. She is active in national... Read More →

Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, Youth Services Manager, George Latimer Central Library, St. Paul

Kelsey Johnson Kaiser has worked with youth in Columbus, WI and La Crosse, WI, and especially enjoys reading books for school agers and teens and connecting them with eager (and not-so-eager) readers. She is also passionate about creating fun and engaging programs and working with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
Split Rock Room 2