Youth Services

Keeping Up With Kids blog by Leah Langby

Learning at Home Resources

Thanks to the IFLS Youth Services librarians who have worked hard to crowd-source two documents, one for families switching to homeschooling (private, home-baseed education), another for families who are switching to virtual public school due to the pandemic.  These...

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Maybe he needs a ball

Maybe he needs a ball

The year after I finished college, I worked part time at a community-based literacy program in southeast Washington DC.  As part of my internship, I  coordinated a book donation project and distributed children's books to kids at the nearby housing project.  I worked...

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Decision-Making Guide from UW-Madison Extension

Decision-Making Guide from UW-Madison Extension

I've been finding for myself (and hearing from others both in and out of libraries) that one of the most stressful things about COVID-19 is the endless need to make decisions.  And then often needing to second-guess those decisions, or make new decisions based on new...

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Wisconsin Science Festival:  Curiosity Unleashed!

Wisconsin Science Festival: Curiosity Unleashed!

Stacey from Augusta reminded me about the upcoming Wisconsin Science Festival, October 15-18.  This is a great opportunity to share science-related programming with your community and be part of a state-wide effort.  And they are all set to help support a...

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John Lewis, Good Trouble, and March

John Lewis, Good Trouble, and March

Representative John Lewis died over the weekend.  My heart gets full with gratitude when I think of him, all the work he did for our nation.  He was a United States Representative from Georgia for more than three decades, and before that he was a leader in the Civil...

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Reimagining Youth Services–Looking Down the Road

Reimagining Youth Services–Looking Down the Road

I somehow missed the first article in the School Library Journal series about taking COVID 19 as an opportunity to re-think youth services, but I read the second one and it really resonated with me.  There has been so much STUFF to think about right now, with trying...

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Homeschooling

Homeschooling

Homeschooling looks lots of different ways.  Here's a homeschooler who built a cob oven (out of clay and sand--a multi-day project), built a fire inside it, and is approaching it with swim goggles for protection from smoke in the eyes.  Next step--remove the fire so...

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What Jessica Bratt Is Up to These Days

Many of you hopefully remember Jessica Bratt, who presented a great webinar for the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference in 2019 titled Let's Talk About Race, about how to successfully talk about race in a positive way in storytime with very young children and their...

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Kits

Storytime Resources

2020 Summer Library Program

Go to the CSLP page

Collaborative Idea-Sharing

This is a Google folder with ideas from other librarians in IFLS-land. Send your ideas to Leah and she will upload for you!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Autism

State and National Resources