This book offers 101 passive programming ideas that are extendable, adaptable, customizable, and above all, stealable—so your passive programming never runs dry.
Passive programming is a cheap, quick, fun way to make all library customers feel like part of the community. It can support reading initiatives, foster family engagement, encourage visit frequency, and coax interaction out of library lurkers—while barely making a dent in your programming budget. Passive programming can be targeted at children, adults, seniors, or teens; used to augment existing programs; and executed in places where staff-led programming can’t reach. It can be light-footed and spontaneous, easily deployed to reflect and respond to current news, media, library events, and even the weather. But even passive programming pros run out of ideas sometimes, and when that happens, they want a fresh, funny source of inspiration.
Make programming less intimidating
Get the most bang for your buck from whatever resources you have available
Make diverse customers feel welcome and seen
Encourage repeat/regular library visits
Boost your programming statistics