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Presenting at PLA in Columbus

Join us in Columbus, OH, on April 5, 2024, at the annual Public Library Association. Our topic: “Engaging Beyond Our Walls: Making Neighborhood Games and Outdoor Storytelling,” led by David Quick of DC Public Library and Benjamin Stokes of American University.

DESCRIPTION: “Can your library empower residents to design their own outdoor games and bring history to life? You’ve probably made an outdoor storywalk—now try something more interactive! With IMLS support, the DC Public Library brought this free and low-tech project to 25 towns. First, attendees will try some of the successful models, such as ‘”‘text with a sculpture’ and the scavenger hunt with historic images. Then in small groups, participants will craft a plan to engage ‘beyond our walls.'”

We will be sharing early findings from our IMLS project.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: “The PLA Conference is presented by the Public Library Association (PLA), the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. In collaboration with its parent organization, the American Library Association, PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders.”