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In June 2017 Drug Info facilitated a promotional campaign around the new Literary Mocktail recipe cards for the annual Know Your Standards alcohol awareness activity in NSW public libraries.
Over the month Drug Info promoted the Literary Mocktail recipes as a fun and healthy alternative to alcoholic drinks. NSW public libraries were invited to join in the promotion by promoting the resources, holding library displays and hosting events such as mocktail making and/or standard drink demonstrations.
Many public libraries held activities during the period including library displays, alcohol awareness events, mocktail making and standard drink demonstrations and social media campaigns.
Know Your Standards month 2017 activities
Here is a snapshot of the activities held in NSW public libraries:
City of Canada Bay Libraries
The library held a Drop-In style event for teens aged 12-18. The library borrowed a set of beer goggles from the State Library and made mocktails for attendees to taste-test. They also displayed YouTube videos shown on large screen with effects of alcohol and drugs and made take away goodie bags. The event was a wonderful chance for library staff to start a conversation with young people and parents.
The mocktails were a great addition and hope to use again next year. This program is valuable in enabling them to make informed choices regarding alcohol and its effects. Mocktails and display resin cups also a hit with the adults in Sci-Fi book group and raised awareness of the State Libraries resources and standard drinks. - City of Canada Bay Libraries
Singleton hosted a library display in the foyer right next to the Library entrance to attract attention to their Drug Info material.
Blacktown City Libraries
Library staff created a colourful display in the Max Webber Library foyer glass cabinet featuring the Literary Mocktails cards, mocktail glasses and Drug Facts booklets.
Central Coast Libraries
Wyong Library provided a display featuring and promoting the Drug Info collection along with the Drug Info showbags and Literary Mocktail cards.
Sutherland Shire Libraries
Caringbah Library used the Literary Mocktail promotional material to create an inviting Drug Info display during Know Your Standards month.
Selected photos from Know Your Standards month are available on the Drug Info Facebook page.
This is just a small snapshot of some of the amazing events and activities held across NSW public libraries during Know Your Standards month 2017.
For ideas and free resources to use to promote your Drug Info service during Know Your Standards month and at any other time of the year, see the information available under the Know Your Standards program sections.