In-Person Extra Events

All Extra Event registration is now closed. You can purchase a ticket onsite, if available.

Preconference Sessions
Sunday, May 22nd, 1pm-5pm

Reset and Reconnect Library Friends Groups and Foundations

Reset and Reconnect: Library Friends Groups and Foundations will be an interactive, in-person preconference session exploring:
• Advocacy
• Communication and board development
• Succession planning

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Unlocking Creativity Magic

In this immersive 3 hour hands on workshop, James Songster shares the secret to unlocking your teams Creative Process. In the same way that Walt Disney had to reframe what was possible, James shares proven methods for opening up to new ideas and new ways of thinking

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Breakfast with Friends
Monday, May 23rd, 8am-9am

Join us for "Breakfast with Friends," a round-table discussion facilitated by Beth Nawalinkski and Peter Pearson. This is a chance for you to talk with fellow Friends (and non-Friends) from about the state! Exchange ideas, meet new people and have fun. Discussion topics include:

- Issues facing libraries and how friends and foundations can help 

-Solutions to improve relations between library directors and friends groups; document the roles each play in securing a library that meets the needs of their communities 

- The national perspective

-Other issues that may emerge from the preconference to discuss

A breakfast buffet and the opening session is included in the purchase price of the ticket. Limited to 50 people.

After Hours: Sunset Cruise
Monday, May 23rd, 6:30pm-9:30pm

We set sail at sunset on Tuesday evening on the St. John's River! Transportation, lite appetizer and 1 drink ticket is included. There will be a cash bar too. Space is limited to 50 people.

19th Hole President's Reception sponsored by L3Harris
Tuesday, May 24th, 5:30p-7:30pm

Guest Ticket

Join us for a fun-filled evening chocked full of games and good times. This year we're excited to have a golf simulator, LED golf course, skeeball and a DJ. We're also bringing back the beloved Wine Ring Toss! This ticket is for those who have not signed up for the full conference.


Fun Walk/Run sponsored by ByWater Solutions
Wednesday, May 25th, 7:30am-8:30am

New this Year! The conference committee has planned a Fun Walk/Run with distances of a 5k or 1 mile. We will have water and volunteers on the trail if needed. Please let us know if you're participating on Wednesday morning, the 25th, at 7:30am.