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Free and Low-Cost Library Programming

  • March 06, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member (paid membership)
  • Not a LILRC or ESLN Member, or outside of NYS, or Individual
  • For staff and members of any other NY councils. (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, WNYLRC)


Engage patrons while saving your budget by using free and low cost resources. This timely webinar provides inspiration for showstopping library programs for all audiences from seniors to children along with makerspace and passive programming resources. Tools and materials range from free resources to teach financial responsibility to toddlers to STEM lesson plans from NASA to resources to host an Earth Day event incorporating a ‘free trees for kids’ program. Discover resources to host an amateur radio program at the library to contact the crew of the International Space Station, host a free retro game night, or host a financial protection workshop for senior patrons. Jam-packed with where to get free lesson plans, printables, downloadables, online learning resources, collaborative library programs, program grants, and donation resources, this webinar will show participants where to find a large collection of resources for costless library programming including resources for program planning, marketing, and assessment.


Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books, including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she received AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.

Kroski is also a homesteader, and the editor of 25 Ready-To-Use Sustainable LIving Programs for Libraries (ALA Editions, 2022) and is one of many who opted for the freedom of building a self sufficient and sustainable way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Taylor Peters,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

Program Recording: Yes


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.orgto check your registration.  

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters,

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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