How do you let people know about your coin-related activities?
Here are some ideas to try!
Contact local schools to see if they allow adults to present educational topics to the students.
Whether in individual classrooms or in front of larger groups, you are bound to capture the imagination of students who had never before considered the world of numismatics.
Be sure to bring along information on how they can start their own collection or find an appropriate coin club to join!
Do you have child-appropriate coin club/activity information to share?
Again, consider working with your local schools.
Write up a short announcement and ask to have it published in a school district's newsletter.
You might find that your local teachers will be willing to pass on this kind of information to their students.
Contact your state's Department of Education or teacher's organizations to see if they have any means for disseminating information to teachers in your area.
Often you'll find that the state will have "list servs" over which individuals can make announcements.
If it's an appropriate venue, you might consider requesting permission to use this as a means for spreading the word about your coin programs for children.
Make sure to follow all applicable rules, laws, and guidelines when sending emails.
Contact your local newspapers and radio stations and offer to supply them with a description of your activities.
Local papers may be interested in promoting this type of good-natured community activity.
Create a flyer for your event.
Be sure to include the date(s), time(s), meeting location, organizer's name, and any other important information.
Consider asking local coin and hobby shops, banks and also libraries if you could leave a pile of these flyers in a location where parents would see them.
The American Numismatic Association sends out a weekly e-mail which is directed at young Numismatists.
To announce a youth oriented activity, contact this letter's administrator at YourNewsletter@money.org.
Don't forget that numismatic publications often have space for listing community events.
Be sure to let them know of appropriate upcoming events for parents and children.