Monday, November 12, 2012

Q & A: The Librarian Way: NaNoWriMo

How can you promote National Novel Writing Month in your library?

In my Friday morning filming fog, I left out some really easy ideas we've picked up from the NaNoWriMo website to use in our library.  Super easy cheap ideas too!  Sorry!

Write-Ins - Julia had mentioned making your space comfortable and inviting for NaNo authors.  Write-ins are a great way to bring authors to your library during the month.  At my library, every Tuesday night we reserve some study tables, fill a pot full of coffee, and invite our NaNo authors to write, share, and give each other pep talks.  We are fortunate that we have a few laptops in the building to loan out if needed, and we keep in touch with everyone as they come in.  Situated in a well-seen area of the building, we have a board charting everyone's progress.  Easy, cheap.

The National Novel Writing site has tons of ideas and suggestions for hosting events at your library.  And they have some free goodies and prizes you can purchase to round out your program.

Oh...and as's a link to our NaNo promo video from a few years ago!  Bonus points if you can name the movie that offered the inspiration!

1 comment:

  1. Hilarious! Loved it! Although the guy is pronouncing "NaNoWriMo" wrong...sigh.
    Is the movie Pleasantville?


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