Guest Blogger

Booking Entertainers for Special Event Programming

Many of us have the opportunity to book entertainers for programs at our libraries and I am betting have some good and bad tales to tell. I always start off with the best intentions in terms of calling references, making sure I have signed contracts and plans for follow-up the week before the event. Knock on wood; I have always come out pretty well – even when those things didn’t occur. But, last summer I got a new perspective on the whole idea of hiring someone to come and entertain for payment when I took a program of my own on the road to 10 libraries. It was a great experience and my hosts were all wonderful – nothing went awry but being on the other side made me wonder how many details I had neglected in booking library programs. This is the part where I give my disclaimer – I am not a…