Library Workshops is a Regional Economic Development and Community Engagement Program, bringing valuable and much-needed insight, support and training to rural America.
We’re redefining community education!
Thanks to a ground-breaking collaboration between local educators, chambers of commerce, business owners, banks, rotary clubs, economic development centers, community leaders and library directors, a brand new and wildly exciting set of leisure learning, small business and family enrichment workshops, classes and certificate programs is coming to a library near you.
- More than 100 small business, leisure learning, and family enrichment workshops, classes, and certificate programs.
- Workshops are held morning, afternoon, evening, during the week and on weekends.
- Classes are taught by trusted community educators.
- Costs are paid by the library or funded through community sponsorships.
- There is NEVER a charge to the public.
Library Workshops is changing the face of community education and the Public Library System forever. By linking passionate instructors, hobbyists, and craftsman with forward-thinking directors and trustees, we create new, vibrant and much-needed community hubs … where small business owners, entrepreneurs, adventurers, home chefs, photographers, families and more celebrate their individual interests and find help when they need it.
“It’s about focusing on what needs to happen,” says Rod Deutschmann, Library Workshop co-founder. “It’s about rebuilding the library brand, about strengthening the heart and soul of our communities and raising the economic outlook for Central and Southern Illinois forever.”
Library Workshops is about change, advocacy, and growth … it’s about our future.
Participating Libraries: Belleville, Smithton, Highland, O’Fallon, Glen Carbon, Carlyle, and Centralia.
Point of Contact: Rod Deutschmann, 858-342-6199,
Program Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLlPqvmDWG8