More Fun, More Learning

Museum and Library colleagues are invited to take part in one of three workshops developed by the Museum Association of New York and the New York Library Association.

More Fun, More Learning: Libraries and Museums Working Together for Young Learners will engage participants in an exploration of how early learners (ages 0-5) and their families might use libraries and museums as places of both fun and learning. Through active, hands-on presentations, participants will understand basic learning theory, brainstorm ideas for interactive learning stations explore what makes a great collaboration and leave with concrete tools to use at their organization.

The workshops will be held from 9am – 4pm as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 5: Strong Museum, Rochester, NY
  • Thursday, November 7: Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
  • Tuesday, November 12: Northport Public Library, Northport, NY

Workshop presenters include Dr. Debra Dyer, Associate Professor of Education of Keuka College and an expert in early childhood learning; Heather Brady, director of education at the Isamu Noguchi Museum who has developed programs such as Art for Tots; Mary Fellows, Manager of Youth and Family Services at the Upper Hudson Library System, who works with a broad range of librarians who serve kids, teens and families in 29 public libraries; and Linda Norris, an independent museum professional specializing in audience engagement.

We encourage participants to register as a pair with a library or museum colleague. The registration fee is $15/person or $10/person for those registering as a museum/library pair. This fee includes all materials and lunch.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

Click here to download the Workshop Handouts and Powerpoint Presentations

These workshops are made possible by support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency.

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services