Youth Services 101

Date(s) - 03/05/2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Albion District Library


Are you:

  • An accidental children’s librarian?
  • Feeling overwhelmed when it comes to youth services?
  • A librarian of many hats handling multiple roles in the library?
  • Lost amid all the talk of ‘early literacy’ and ‘lexile scores’?

Never fear, we have the solution for you!

Join us for a full-day immersive workshop focusing on youth services in the public library. We’ll cover all the bases and you will leave the day with the building blocks and connections to create a successful youth department.

Event flyer

Draft Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00     Registration and refreshments

9:00 – 9:45    Funding for youth services programming (Karren Reish, Library of Michigan)

9:45 – 10:00     Getting Involved (Cathy Lancaster, Library of Michigan)

10:00 – 11:00     Summer Reading (Cathy Lancaster, Library of Michigan)

11:00 – 11:55     Working with Others (Angela Semifero, Marshall District Library and Cory Grimminck, Portland District Library)

12:00 – 1:15     Lunch on your own in Albion

1:15 – 2:00     Storytime (Tom Shilts, Capitol Area District Libraries)

2:00 – 2:55     Early Literacy (Sarah Fox and Abby D’Addario, Kent District Library)

3:00 – 3:45     Teens (Shauna Anderson, Taylor Community Library)

3:45 – 4:30     Collections/Challenges/Materials (Cathy Chesher, Adrian District Library)


Bookings are closed for this event.