On the Road with Stealth Programming

On the road with my former system peeps at the Winnefox Library System today to talk about all the cool possibilities of "stealth" or passive programming. We feel like we found a fountain of ideas when we started experimenting and implementing these programs.

Below are links to some of the resources that are described in today's workshop. Enjoy!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten - many resources gathered here along with a webinar

Free-quent Reader Club - a quick way to involve kids in frequent library use and check-out

Cookie Club - great for the slow days of December and January

Gnome Hunter's Club - brand new from our newest colleague Brooke Rasche and hot off the presses from a hot August!

Reading is Key Club - a way to highlight your collections

Story Action Pods at my colleague Sara Bryce's blog - in-house literacy stealth and story extensions!

YALSA Teen Passive Program article by Kelly Jensen (of Stacked blog) and Jackie Parker, two great teen resource folks. Kelly also shared below their Passive Library Pinterest board with more great passive ideas!

Pinterest board on Stealth Programs for all you pinners out there.

And finally the links to the workshop including the slide deck and a film of the three hours (I know, cool!) are at the Winnefox System website


  1. Thank you as always for the shout out!

    Jackie and I have been keeping our work up on Pinterest for anyone wanting to continue expanding their teen passive programming. We've got a group board called "The Passive Library" -- http://www.pinterest.com/interactiver/passive-library-the/

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the Pinterest board! I added it the resources in the main blog post!

  3. Marge, What is the name of the book you had with you? I'd like to order a copy. Thanks, Kristin

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