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Infusing Creativity into Your Library!

We all know about the importance of creativity for children of all ages, but how can we be even more intentional and informed as we provide opportunities to create in our libraries?

Lucky for us, ALSC has recently published Curiosity Creates: Innovative Library Programming for Children – a document that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the successful Curiosity Creates Grant applicants. With everything from resource lists to keys to success, this document will have you excited cover_alsc_curiosity_creates_best_practices_finalabout the ways that you can create at your library!

And while you’re at it, head on over to the ALSC YouTube channel to watch a short video about more successful Curiosity Creates Grant projects or check out Aimee Strittmatter’s recent ALSC blog post!

Need more inspiration?

If it is true that “the future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind – creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers,”(Daniel Pink, “A Whole New Mind”) then how are you working to shape these new leaders through your library programs, spaces and collections? How are you an expert at infusing creativity into your library?

Let us know in the comments below!



Photo provided by Meridian Library District

Skye Corey, Youth Services Librarian at the Meridian Library District (ID), is writing this post for the Public Awareness Committee. She can be reached at




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