Digital workshop for children and their parents in Katrineholm

In Katrineholm several activities were arranged, mainly in the Ängeln Arts Centre
situated in the central part of the town. A main focus was diversity in the activities in
order to reach different groups in the society. During the arrangements in the
physical room, we also arranged activities on the Internet (for example
#twitterpoesi), which we connected with the things going on in the physical room.
One afternoon a drop in computer/Internet guidance session was arranged, mainly
for the elderly.


During the week two adult education classes were held, arranged by the adult
educational association Ibn Rushd in collaboration with the Library of Katrineholm.
We arranged three digital days with different focuses, but held together by the idea of
inclusion and raising curiosity to approach the digital world. The first day there was a
lecture on how to get online in the classroom. The audience was teachers, librarians,
high school students and youth mentors. The diversity of the audience meant an
additional value.


The second day we held a fair offering help on how to use the website and the digital
services of the library. The visitors to the fair also had the chance to try out tablets,
computers, blogging and so on. Lectures on social media and useful digital tools were
given. In collaboration with the local Genealogical Research Association the visitors
were offered a chance to get started with research on their heritage. Also the local
group of Sweden’s Embroidery Guild was a partner in the fair, connecting sewing
with digital technique.
The third day, we held a digital storytelling session and created a digital workshop
(which included drawing on a tablet, making an e-book and advice on apps) for
children and their parents. The participants during the week were in the ages from 2
years old to over 90 years old. Approximately 100 people took part in the
activities.
/Victoria Lagerkvist, Librarian, Katrineholm

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