Thursday, September 19 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Mischief Managed! Conspire with your youth and community to create the best Yule Ball ever

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On New Year's Eve 2018, the Scott County Library hosted a Hogwarts Yule Ball with over 150 tweens and teens enjoying Harry Potter-themed activities hosted by costumed staff and Teen Advisory Board members. We'll share our plan and the easy wins/hard losses required to create your own Yule Ball or any other popular fandom event, including: "Generating ideas from your youth volunteers" Event timing to maximize interest and attendance, Promotion, “reaching fans, creating staff buy-in, and generating excitement" Mistakes were made (or, how command strips let us down)Outcomes, getting meaningful feedback from a room full of super-excited Potterhead" Building on success with follow-up events Panelists include Scott County Library Learning & Outreach Manager Lisa Pollard, Learning & Outreach Specialist Ally Addison, and members of the library Teen Advisory Board.


Lilly Kuiken

Teen Advisory Board Member

Maria Braun

Teen Advisory Board Member
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Lisa Pollard

Learning & Outreach Manager, Scott County Library
Lisa Pollard is the Learning & Outreach Manager at the Scott County Library, where she has worked most of her 20+ library career. She received her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adophus College and her MLIS from St Catherine's/Dominican University. She threw her very first Harry... Read More →
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Ally Addison

Learning & Outreach Specialist - Youth Services, Scott County Library
Ally Addison is a Learning & Outreach Specialist for Scott County Library. In addition to coordinating Readmobile programming, she works on youth services projects including summer programming, the Teen Advisory Board, designing weird games and/or art projects, and developing baby... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Waconia 6

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