Have you run out of ideas for programs to offer your adult patrons? Do you have a lot of great ideas, but no one attends your programs? Are you wondering how to offer the best services to grown-ups in your service area but aren't sure where to start? "We have APS for that!" APS (Adult Planning and Services) is a group designed to provide an opportunity for libraries in the northern most counties of the SWON area (Darke, Miami, Champaign, Clark, Madison, Preble, Montgomery, Greene and Fayette) to gather to exchange information and ideas.
We will take a tour of the library and have a presentation by Liz Fultz, Library Branch Manager, and two staff dedicated to programming for adults. Caitlin Wissler, Adult Services Team Liaison, is actively involved in Tech classes and those generally handled by the reference department. Sue Shay, Adult Programming Coordinator, handles all other adult programming, especially those that involve bringing in outside presenters & most of their 'general' events which are of appeal to different age groups, but with adults in the mix. There will be time for a Q & A at the end as well.
One of the best ways to learn from each other and make new contacts is to visit different library systems in our area, take a tour of the branches, and speak with the staff members who are in charge of programming. Programming is not an exact science, as we all know, and learning ideas or tricks from different systems is very beneficial for all parties.