Outside the Box Programs


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Learn how to grow beyond traditional programming and implement new approaches perfect for your library. Understand how to introduce unique programs to better engage your community without putting too much stress on the budget. This on-demand webinar presents approaches to reinvigorate classic programs by creatively integrating technology, stealthily provide skill building and learning opportunities, and highlight existing library services—all in a fun, interactive environment. Best of all, you’ll walk away with ready-to-replicate program ideas that can be customized for your unique library users.

Originally presented December 12, 2019.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Replicate successful programs with any size of library or budget;
  • Create programs with confidence; and
  • Promote library services to the community through adult programming.

Who Should Attend

This on-demand webinar is intended for public library staff at all levels, with particular relevance for those who plan programs.


Shoshana FrankShoshana Frank is an adult services librarian at the Naperville (IL) Public Library. When she is not reviewing for Booklist, Shoshana is busy creating a wide array (from book clubs to technology to escape rooms) of adult programs. She adores sharing the vast library services through promotional programs, outreach, and everyday conversations. Outside of the library Shoshana is an avid community volunteer and world traveler.


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This on-demand webinar is closed captioned in English (United States).

If you have a physical or communication need that may affect your access to this on-demand webinar, please contact us at plawebinars@ala.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752) prior to registering so we can attempt to provide appropriate accommodations.

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This webinar is presented by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

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