Instagram of the Week: March 9th

How do You Celebrate Cultures?

A brief look at ‘grams of interest to engage teens and librarians navigating this social media platform.

During the year there are many celebrations to participate in. This month, Holi, a Hindu celebration of colors, was one that we wanted to celebrate at our library. Below you will see ‘grams that picture what Holi is and also how we celebrated it, but looking in to celebrating cultures many factors can take play. How do you decide what cultures to celebrate? What happens if you leave one out? Will you have time to incorporate them all? Will you offend someone if you offer or don’t offer a program? If you have any tried and true methods, please feel free to comment and let us know how you go about having cultural programs. We have quite a large system, so I must say we are lucky in the fact that if my location isn’t doing a certain program, chances are another one is. Also, what great cultural programs have you implemented and how did you make it library friendly? For our Holi program, we were not about to let the teens throw the powder on each other and then track it all through the library later so we let them use the powder as another way to “tye dye” t-shirts.

About Lindsay Place

Hi there! I'm Lindsay and I am a Teen Lead Librarian for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. I have worked in libraries for 10 years and a Librarian for 4 years. I couldn't ask for a better job where I get to work with patrons that keep me young!
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