Youth Services

Keeping Up With Kids by Leah Langby

Why Do We Do What We Do in the Summer?

Why Do We Do What We Do in the Summer?

The YSS Blog had a post recently linking to this article about Summer Learning Loss.  The article calls into question the 30-year-old research that many of us have been using that points to a dramatic difference between students from high income and low income...

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Autism Welcome Here Grant Opportunity

Autism Welcome Here Grant Opportunity

I got this great information from the Youth Services Shout-Out Blog.  If you are thinking of writing a grant, let me know!  I'd be happy to look at it or talk about it with you!  If you don't want to write a grant but are interested in improving service...

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Youth Services Highlights at WLA Conference

Youth Services Highlights at WLA Conference

There are a myriad of engaging programs coming up at the 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Conference--which will be held from October 8-11 at the Kalahari Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells.  So many interesting and important topics from a diversity of...

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Supporting Emerging Readers

Supporting Emerging Readers

Image credit:  PexelsWow!  Check out this great resource for libraries that want to help support emerging readers!Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) and OregonASK are thrilled to announce the Fostering Readers resources are...

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Financial Literacy Resources Webinar

Financial Literacy Resources Webinar

If you are interested in developing financial literacy with kids and teens, this webinar should give you some good ideas.  Thanks to Maureen for passing this on.Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Developing Financial Literacy in the...

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What We Say to Teens Matters

What We Say to Teens Matters

Image credit  PexelsThere's an important post on Teen Librarian Toolbox about mental health, teens, and the impact that we as adults in their lives can have.  One quote:  "the weight of our words is a burden that our teens will carry with them long...

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Brief Interventions: Exposure to Diversity

One of the things Dr. Robert Nix talked about during his workshop on Brief Interventions was research his colleague Markus Brauer is doing about discrimination and prejudice in an area called Intergroup Perception.  In a recent study he did, he found that white...

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Submit a Poster for the WLA Poster Session!

Submit a Poster for the WLA Poster Session!

Is your summer reading program surpassing all expectations? Are you implementing a new service model and seeking feedback? Would you like to share out a successful initiative but avoid public speaking?The poster session at the WLA fall conference is for you!WLA Annual...

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Understanding Child Poverty in Wisconsin

Understanding Child Poverty in Wisconsin

According to 2017 data from the Institute for Research on Poverty, Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties are two of the three counties in the state that have a higher rate of child poverty than the rest of the state.  Yikes!  What is happening?To learn more, I'm...

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Tiered Purchasing Plan for Supporting Act 31

Tiered Purchasing Plan for Supporting Act 31

Act 31 requires all students and teachers in Wisconsin to receive instruction on the history, culture, and tribal soverignty of the American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin.  Public libraries need to have materials that support this work for a...

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Summer Reading

Kits

Storytime Resources

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Autism

State and National Resources