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Thursday, October 17 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Feeding the Mind: Elevating the Public Library's Role in Supporting Summer Food

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In the Summer of 2018, Wake County Public Libraries offered hands-on early literacy activities at a summer food distribution site through the creation of the Thompson Fellowship Program, named to honor one of Wake County's most storied and beloved patrons. Teens were hired and trained to offer early literacy activities and gained valuable work experience. Adult Services Librarians worked with the teens to create a professional portfolio to showcase their summer accomplishments. The library's role remained consistent with their mission while supporting the distribution of summer food in a meaningful way.

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Sarah Lyon

Library Experience Manager, Wake County Public Libraries
I'm a lifelong library user, with over fifteen years of experience working in special and public libraries. In my current role as Experience Manager for Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL), I manage Youth Services Programming for the system and oversee library locations dedicated... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Winston 1C