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Youth Services Roundup

PREPARING FOR CHALLENGES

From the Youth Services Shout-Out blog: “With ever more sophisticated non-localized group efforts to remove and ban books, it’s always good to be prepared when requests to remove books come your way. Some recent blog posts and an additional few thoughts can help guide you and prepare you…”

SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

From the ALSC blog: “Our department’s end goal was to reach more kids through partnerships with teachers. We visit 60 classes a month and reach 1100 students. Most of the visits are to preschool through 3rd grade classes. Upper elementary students are difficult to schedule time with. In order to get into the classrooms we needed to connect with the teachers. That is where the idea of a Teacher’s Brunch was born…”

BUILDING TOWERS

From Teen Services Underground: “This is a program I did for ZERO DOLLARS using supplies we already had. It took very little prep, and went over really well…”

RESOURCE ALERT

There’s a new storytime blog for your radar – Storytime Solidarity. Check it out!

Youth Services Roundup

TAILS & TALES OF WOE (AND HOPE)

From Teen Services Underground: “At my rural library, teens come to events looking for fun and socialization. There’s not much else to do in town (when I was in high school, I’d hear about people going to hang out at Walmart for “fun”), so I try to provide as much entertainment as possible at my events. This past year has been hard on my teens–many of them hang out digitally already; they weren’t really looking for more virtual options. And I missed being with my teens in person too. So finally being able to provide events in-person again, albeit outside, was exciting… So, of course, it started raining right as the program was to start…”

FALL PROGRAMMING

From Youth Services Shout-Out: “There are some mighty big planning and conversation going on around how fall youth programming might look in 2021. Given the fact that kids under 12 aren’t vaccinated yet, it suggests careful consideration on whether programs will be virtual or in-person. While we are hotted up right now, we know that cooler weather will present important challenges once again…”

PRINTABLE MAD LIBS

From Brightly: “Mad Libs provide an entertaining and engaging way to teach kids about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, and they can be used to reinforce essential grammar, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills. Just fill in the blank for some wordy fun!”

FOR YOUR RADAR

Teen Librarian Toolbox shares their favorite MG and YA nonfiction series. Check it out!