Youth Services Roundup 12/28/20



From WPBS: "The Community Education Council of WPBS presents Storyboards and Snowmen: a creative literacy neighborhood event that connects families, schools and communities! Schools, libraries, homes, businesses, and anyone with a window can participate. Starting January 4th, North Country and Canadian communities are invited to create a story with their family or classroom, post the pages in a window, and build a snowman to match one of the characters in their story. Community members can then drive or walk by your building to read your story and be amazed by your snowman. Make sure your story and snowman are ready to go by February 14th for the Storyboards and Snowmen Tour! Stories created by students from Kindergarten through 3rd grade can also be entered into the Annual WPBS Writers Contest.


Just a quick reminder that the deadline to submit your proposal to present at the virtual YSS Conference is this Thursday, December 31. The conference will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021. Each program session will be 45 minutes long and can focus on any aspect of library service that affects children, teens, and/or their families. The theme of the conference is Futureproof Libraries: Relevance and Resilience in Challenging Times. Submit your proposal today!


From CSLP: "Are you trying to figure out how to make your library more accessible? Do you need help planning programming for children who need adaptations to use the library or to attend an event? The Collaborative Summer Reading Program’s Diversity and Inclusion committee has invited Kaitlyn Hodges (Special Needs Librarian at Virginia Beach Public Library) and Kelsey Dunckel (Librarian at Harris County Public Library) to show us some of their ideas." Find it here! (Hat tip to the Youth Services Shout-Out blog for putting this one on my radar...)


The Teen Librarian Toolbox gives a sneak preview of upcoming YA reads for 2021. Check it out!