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Networking at a Table Full of Beads

I am here to attest to the absolute joy and calm that the Boulder Public Library’s Library Lodge brought to so many #pla2024 attendees, particularly the Friendship Bracelet area. A huge thank you goes to the staff who came to Columbus, and to their colleagues back home who kept the library running. Three days of sessions and exhibits is a lot to take in, and knowing this space was here as a respite helped many an attendee regroup and process the ideas and information heard, whether inside our own heads or more often, in conversation with others at the table.

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Making Meaningful Connections and Sharing the Knowledge

Day 2 at #pla2024 was filled with formal and informal sharing about creating connections with our communities and trying to meet the social-emotional learning needs of our patrons. Ann and Ellie both wrote about the “Baby Time Boredom” session, citing ways to be more culturally responsive in our services to babies, toddlers and their caregivers. There were so many “ah ha” moments there, easily incorporated into current services I know we already do in my library system.