Workshops and Conversations



Thursday, April 29th, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
Lunch at The Library/Summer at Your Library Networking Conversation

This is a chance to take time to connect and share with your summer library programs colleagues. You’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Share what your library is planning and implementing for summer programming 2021, including summer meal programming, and hear what your colleagues are planning for their libraries.
  • Receive updates from Summer @ Your Library/Lunch at the Library project staff and let us know what assistance you need, and what questions you have.
  • The State Library will join us to share statewide project updates including how to use LearnNow, WorkNow, and VetNow flyer templates especially tailored for distribution as a part of your summer library programs.

Register for the next L@TL/S@YL Networking Conversation here:


Thursday, April 15th, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
Building Equity Based Summers Through CA Libraries and Communities

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March 25th, 2021 | 10:00am-11:30am
Summer at Your Library/Lunch at The Library Networking Conversation

Notes from this conversation will be available soon

March 4th, 2021 | 10:30am-12:00pm
Workshop 1 | 2021 Lunch at the Library Summer Meal Program Informational Webinar

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This Lunch at the Library webinar is designed to give California library staff the information they need to help launch a successful summer meal program in 2021. It is designed for libraries interested in starting a summer meal program for the first time, or for libraries with an already established summer meal program. It is relevant for libraries interested in taking pop-up library programming out to a community meal site and/or for libraries wanting to distribute meals at the library. Topics included:

  • California’s Summer 2020 library summer meal program recap and highlights
  • Presentations from libraries that presented successful library-based and pop-up library programming at community summer meal distribution locations during Summer 2020, when COVID restrictions were in place; a presentation on how to support nutrition education, physical activity and learning with your summer meal programming
  • The logistics of getting started, finding and working with meal sponsors, and engaging community partners
  • Programming ideas to complement the meal service at library-based meal sites and at pop-up library programs at non-library community meal sites
  • Information on Lunch at the Library funding opportunities available to California libraries in Summer 2021

Past L@TL Webinar’s, Training’s and Conversations