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Thursday, October 17 • 8:00am - 8:50am
I have a StoryWalk at my library, Now what?

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According to Carolina Parent, at least 11 counties in North Carolina have ongoing StoryWalk installations partially sponsored by public libraries, in both rural and urban areas of our state. This trend is now so developed that at least two specialized vendors focus on StoryWalks in libraries.
This conversation starter invites both librarians who are new to StoryWalk programming as well as seasoned pros to come together to discuss how to assess this growing trend. It's difficult to figure out how StoryWalks are being used, especially if they're off-site. They can also be difficult to sustain. After brief introductions to StoryWalk programming at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Alamance County Public Libraries, as well as the lessons they have learned, facilitated conversation will take place around the questions of 1) How do I assess the impacts of my StoryWalk?, 2) How do I keep the momentum going after it is up?, and 3) How do I sustain it?
References: http://www.carolinaparent.com/CP/StoryWalk-Trails-Combine-Nature-Hikes-With-Storytime/
http://www.curiouscitydpw.com/storywalk/

Moderators
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Noah Lenstra

Associate Professor, Library and Information Studies (LIS) Department, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Speakers
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Emily Nanney

Education Leader, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
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Susana Goldman

Director, Alamance County Public Libraries

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Thursday October 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am EDT
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