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At Santa Margarita library, last year we had four different science partners which made each event more exciting and unique. This year we have the same two partners for all four events which I think is resulting in more meaningful interaction with our patrons. One of my goals and challenges has been that our patrons understand that this program is more about bringing science into our library and community through our sharing of ideas and experiences rather than learning science in the library from an expert lecturing in a more formal program.
Going forward, I think I would like to again reach out to community partners that would be able to speak to a theme or topic, and then choose one or two that the patrons especially enjoyed and bring them back for more events.