The pandemic reshaped libraries and community bonds. The Niles-Maine District Library tackled the issue of re-engaging with the community and staying relevant in the new normal by offering two innovative community-engaging craft events.
Niles-Maine held a Yarn Bombing-Community Art Installation and a Craft Swap. The Yarn Bombing was built on the proven American tradition of people in communities coming together to create and complete a particular task for a common purpose. Historically these have been events like making a quilt for a wedding or raising a barn for neighbors.
The Craft Swap seized the opportunity that emerged in the post-pandemic trends of rediscovering love for craft and organizing spaces.
During this webinar, you will learn how to implement successful programs and strengthen community relationships. There will also be an opportunity to share your experiences and ideas for new partnerships.
For more information including speaker bio, visit the ILA event webpage.
All ILA Noon Network webinars are free and recordings will be made available shortly after the webinars. Registration for all live webinars is limited to Illinois libraries. Others may view the recordings when they are available.
Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communications & Engagement Manager