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Alicia Subnaik Kilgour – Children & Teen Services Supervisor. Lindsay Shaw – Teen Services Assistant. COLLINGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY. MISSION: POSSIBLE. how to run & fund successful teen programs. THE TEAM. Alicia Subnaik Kilgour Children’s and Teen Services Supervisor Library Technician
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Alicia Subnaik Kilgour – Children & Teen Services SupervisorLindsay Shaw – Teen Services AssistantCOLLINGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARYMISSION: POSSIBLEhow to run & fund successful teen programsTHE TEAM
  • Alicia Subnaik KilgourChildren’s and Teen Services Supervisor
  • Library Technician
  • Has worked at the CPL for 13 years
  • Started as a volunteer while in college (Business Admin. – Marketing).
  • Position came up at CPL in the PR/Fundraising Department and rest is history.
  • PR/Fundraising Department – 3 years
  • Last 10 years in Children’s and Teen Services
  • Currently a member of the OPLA – Child and Youth Services Committee.
  • Lindsay ShawTeen Services Assistant
  • Has worked at the CPL for 4½ years
  • Started as a summer student running teen programs
  • Covered Maternity Leave for Children’s and Teen Services Supervisor
  • Offered Contract for Teen Services/Public Services Assistant
  • Fulltime Teen Services Assistant since Fall 2007
  • THE FUNDING FANDAGOResources
  • Collection
  • B) SpaceBefore & AfterC) StaffCollection
  • Examine your collection.
  • Weed!
  • Commit budget and staff time
  • Collection development.
  • SpaceBefore
  • Create a designated space for teens.
  • Safe, welcoming environment.
  • Where are the dollars going to come from?
  • Sponsorship
  • Service Clubs (Optimist Club)
  • Businesses
  • Donations
  • You never know unless you ask!
  • Assess your needs.
  • Be Specific
  • 4 beanbags = $459.95 (4 chairs @ $99.99 + tax)Magazine Holder = $67.85 (8 pocket wall mount + tax)Display Easels = $112.13 (10 small @ $2.50, 10 medium @ $4.50, 5 large @ $5.50 + tax)Nintendo Wii = $321.99 (console only + tax)
  • Grand Total = $961.92 Additions: Signage and table with a glass top to bring the total to $1500.AfterStaff
  • Commit resources
  • Staff time
  • Summer student
  • Grants
  • Young Canada Works (YCW)
  • http://www.pch.gc.ca/special/jct-ycw/index-eng.cfm
  • Canada Summer Jobs
  • http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/
  • Budget for collection and programming.
  • Partnerships
  • People/groups with similar goals
  • Schools
  • Teacher-Librarian
  • Teacher
  • Principals
  • Business
  • FUNding
  • Service Clubs
  • Government Grants
  • Local Businesses and organizations
  • Library Strategic Development Fund (LSDF)
  • ~~**Get connected**~~
  • Our Mission
  • The Collingwood Public Library and TRACKS, have formed a partnership to deliver services to teens and young adults in our community; especially those “at risk.” Our partnership will enable us to achieve common goals and enhance service delivery to young people in our community.
  • We will use arts and culture as the vehicle to “reach” teens and deliver our programs and services.
  • “The ability to engage and motivate children and youth from all socioeconomic levels in education and community is a well respected strength of arts and culture.” (Creative City Network of Canada 2005. Personal and social development of children and youth.)
  • It is evident that art programmes have a positive effect on teens; and consequently help build self-esteem and positive assets in young people. In essence, these positive attributes help us build better, stronger communities.
  • Promote and market the library and library services to teens, especially those at-risk.
  • Project Objectives
  • To promote arts and culture to teens and deliver these services in a safe and welcoming environment.
  • Space for teens to hang their art, create art (designated graffiti wall space).
  • Space to have music jam sessions, battle of the bands, record their songs, perform for library patrons, poetry slams, and open mike nights.
  • Promoting youth ownership of their space. Giving them responsibility for maintaining their space (rotation of artwork), keeping it clean and fundraising to ensure sustainability.
  • Project Objectives
  • Creating partnerships to deliver more programs and services to teens in the library.
  • To create a place where youth can enjoy numerous creative, educational and constructive activities in a safe environment, while allowing them opportunities for exploration and growth.
  • To make this space free and accessible to all, despite socioeconomic barriers.
  • To enhance and expand public library service to young adults, while offering educational opportunities for students, by promoting a library card for every student.
  • Project Objectives
  • To create a Youth Advisory Committee that will permit young adults to offer advice regarding the purchase of material, programs and services.
  • To develop art and pop culture workshops for teens.
  • To expand our Tutoring for Literacy program.
  • To develop additional homework and reading help programs for children and teens.
  • GET WITH THE PROGRAMWhere to Start
  • Be adventurous & creative
  • Ask the teens (TAG)
  • Visit other libraries (you can go virtually anywhere)
  • Do what you already know
  • Try new things, but know your stuff!
  • Pop Culture
  • Dust yourself off & try again :D
  • Start simple… then go BIG
  • Doesn’t have to be literacy related!
  • Brainstormingwww.ypulse.comwww.etsy.comwww.darkfaerielibrarian.blogspot.com/www.yalsa.ala.org/blog/www.yalibrarian.comwww.librarycats.caThe Word on the Street
  • Advertising
  • Word of mouth
  • High schools (teachers/librarians/newsletters)
  • Local shops (ie. pita pit)
  • Make a display
  • E-newsletter
  • Posters
  • Posters / Marketing
  • Ontario Library Services North
  • Delivers Marketing Services (collaboration with SOLS)
  • Logos / Brochures / Bookmarks / Posters
  • FREE! (except for printing)
  • www.olsn.ca
  • Public Domain Images
  • Microsoft Clipart
  • Creative Commons
  • www.flickr.com/creativecommons
  • www.freepixels.com
  • SAMPLE PROGRAMSlive musicSAMPLE PROGRAMSlive musicSAMPLE PROGRAMSskateboardsSAMPLE PROGRAMSsleep overSAMPLE PROGRAMSarts & craftsSAMPLE PROGRAMSteen advisory groupSAMPLE PROGRAMSscreenprintingSAMPLE PROGRAMSliteracy tutoring
  • elementary school students struggling with literacy are paired with high school students
  • high school students can earn volunteer hours
  • program has received enormous positive feedback from parents who have seen their children develop an interest in reading, and higher marks in school
  • SAMPLE PROGRAMSC.Y.P.Cranberry Youth Project
  • Partnership with Cranberry Resort
  • Training for tutors
  • High school students paired with grade 7 & 8 students (recommended by teachers)
  • 12 week homework help program
  • Graduation dinner & awards
  • SAMPLE PROGRAMSreading clubsProvincial reading incentive programSponsored by OLA & TD Financial- 10 Canadian-authored books- Readers choose the winner- Reading clubs @ the library!SAMPLE PROGRAMSrandomsFEEDBACKSTATSThank you!!Alicia – Askilgour@collingwoodpubliclibrary.caLindsay – Lshaw@collingwoodpubliclibrary.caCreditsSkateboard Workshop - The Glass Kids www.theglasskids.comScreenprinting Workshop - Rob Matejka www.bitehere.comLeadership Building Workshop - Christy Deere www.leap2learn.caBreakdancing Workshops - Ground Illusionz www.groundillusionz.blogspot.com - Street Dance Academy www.streetdanceacademy.comGraphic Novel Workshop - Bob Kain (contact info available upon request)Arts & Crafts / Art Therapy Workshops - Lynda Smith (contact info available upon request)
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