Madison Public Library | 2017 |
Three ideas have been picked for participation in the Madison Public Library’s first Library Takeover program. Library Takeover is designed to encourage the community to TAKEOVER the library by providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, helping to set the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison.
The library received event ideas from 39 teams! We were overwhelmed by the range and creativity of the ideas. In order to narrow down the field the library had input from City of Madison staff as well as from external event planning experts. The three events picked are large-scale, inclusive, a creative or innovative use of the library space, and suitable for the library location and neighborhood.
The three ideas that will be supported through Library Takeover are:
A city-wide convening of writers and organizations that support writers to meet each other, learn from each other, and increase collaboration and connection (Team members: Oscar Mireles, Diana Gonzalez, Tomy Tepepa, Joey Phelps; Library location: Pinney Library and other libraries)
An interactive workshop that expands the definition of accessibility and results in a community-building party that is a safe(r) space and as accessible…continue reading>>