Be an Armchair Traveler
Angela Hanshaw | August 19, 2010
I’ve been feeling the travel bug lately, but lack of time and money means I’ll be puting my dream vacation off, at least for a while. If I lived near Newnan, Georgia, however, I could travel vicariously through Newnan Carnegie Library’s Armchair Travelers program.
Offered monthly, the program highlights a different country each session. This month’s destination is Israel; Faye Holzaepfel, a Newnan resident, will share stories and photographs from her own travels. Previous countries have included Poland, China, South Africa, and Scotland.
Aside from my personal interest in the topic, I think this makes a great option for low-cost library programming. By using volunteer speakers from the community, libraries can limits their expenses to refreshments.
Do you offer travel programs in your library?
Angela Hanshaw is Program Officer/Web Editor for the ALA Public Programs Office.