I do a pop-up storytime at our local Farmer’s Market. I set-up in a
grassy area with good visibility to all the vendors. Kids will often
sit with me while the parents will do their shopping so I want them to
be able to see their parents. I have a beach/sun style tent, a low
lawn chair, and colorful quilts for sitting on. I also painted over a
lawn style political sign that I can insert into the ground. I have a
bag of books for reading and a box of books for giving away. I also
have a paved area nearby so I bring sidewalk chalk.
Make sure to find out who is in charge of the market and get the okay
from them. They don’t charge us because we’re a non-profit and also
because we’re making it easier for parents to shop. It’s my favorite
thing ever! So fun!
Quoting Kelly Greenlee <[log in to unmask]>:
> Good afternoon, all.
> I am looking to establish a library presence at our local farmer's market.
> For those of you who have traveled this road, what good advice can you give
> me. I am curious about cost, what your setup looks like, whether you use it
> as a mobile library (to circulate materials) or just an informational
> booth, dos and don'ts, and anything in between. Are you there weekly,
> monthly, etc.? All information is good information.
> Thank you!
> Kelly Greenlee
> Community Outreach Librarian
> Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland
> [log in to unmask]
Mary A. Beckett
Youth Services Librarian
Edythe L. Dyer Community Library
269 Main Road North
Hampden, Maine 04444