Learn to start a Lending Library!

The 2016 International Lending Library Symposium!

MARCH 18-20TH, 2016 - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Did you know there are all sorts of lending libraries?  People that share, not only tools, but kids toys, "baby gear", commercial grade kitchen/catering equipment, sewing machines, seeds, the possibilities are endless!

Join us at the Station North Tool Library (SNTL,) for a fun and informative weekend about how to start sharing in your community. Everyone is welcome and there will be something for everyone to learn and share.

TOPICS COVERED:  Starting a Lending Library |  Financing Your Startup  | Budgeting & Continued Financing  |  Volunteer Management & Retention  |  MyTurn 101: Lending Library Software  |  Communications/Marketing/Social Media |  More developing as we speak!!  

SCHEDULE

  • FRIDAY
  • 4p- Check in Opens
  • 5p - SNTL Tour / Welcome Happy Hour-  Drinks & Snacks provided!
  • 6p - Communications, Marketing, & Social Media
  • SATURDAY
  • 9a - Breakfast Snacks / Coffee - by Dovecote
  • 930 - Kick Off Speaker -The Lending Library Ethos
  • 10a - Session 1: Starting a Lending Library - Panel Discussion
  • 1130 - Lunch Session: Lending Library Software 101
  • 1230 - Session 2: Sustaining Your Library - Fundraising, budgets, grants and more!
  • 2p - Session 3: Managing a Vibrant Cast of Volunteers/Staff
  • 3p - Session 4: Developing Community Relationships
  • 4p - Wrap Up Discussion
  • 6p - PARTY! Food! Drinks! New Friends! - Offsite at Clifton Pleasure Club
  • SUNDAY
  • 9a - Breakfast Snacks / Coffee - by Thread & Red Emma’s - myTurn Users Forum
  • 930 - Session: Incorporating classes/learning/workspace into your library - Panel
  • 1030 - Conclusion of Symposium Workshops
  • 1045 - Optional: Makerspace/Co Op/Collab/CoWorking Walking Tour
  • 1200 - Lunch Pow Wow: The Future of Libraries - how can we further benefit our communities?
  • 100 - Optional  BICYCLE tour of Baltimore - bikes provided by Baltimore Bicycle Works

COST

Full Symposium Registration:  includes all programs Friday - Sunday, free goodie bag, 5 meals, and Dinner Party on Saturday!

Baltimore City Residents - $125  |  Individual - $165| Organization Registration (3 people) - $300

Saturday Only:  includes all Saturday programs, breakfast and lunch

Saturday Only - $60

REGISTER

Sponsored by:  MyTurn, Baltimore Bicycle Works, and Station North Tool Library