2023 Summer Reading Program

Amy White presents “All Together Now,” the 2023 Summer Reading Program. Presenter: Amy White Login and view on Niche Academy

Book Your Summer 2022 Webinar

Book Your Summer 2022 & my529

Learn all about Book Your Summer and my529. Parents and/or guardians of children who participate in their local library’s summer reading program can enter their child for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 my529 scholarship account. It’s easy to register at bookyoursummer.com. Children ages 18 and under (born on or after Saturday, May 1st 2004) are eligible for the award. …

Thoughts on Storytime Webinar

Thoughts on Storytime

Storytime is super fun! Take your storytimes to the next level with some tips and insights from Tami Austin. Tami has been doing storytimes in public libraries since 2013 and is continually searching for inspiration and ideas that make storytime enjoyable and inclusive for everyone. Come get some new ways of thinking about storytime and take away some ideas for …

Beehive Book Awards Webinar

Beehive Book Awards

 What are the Beehive Books Awards and how are the books chosen? Why should I be interested in them, and how can I win free books for my library or money to support my summer reading program? How can I use the current nominees at my library to get students excited about reading? Presenters: Marilee Moon, Salt Lake City Public Library Login …

Programming with STEAM Webinar

Programming with Steam

Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! In this webinar, Amanda Moss Struckmeyer will cover the planning essentials for a picture book/STEAM program, and look in detail at specific programs you could run at your library, including a picture book and related STEAM activity/activities. Presenter: Amanda Moss Struckmeyer Login and view on Niche Academy  Presentation Slides: PowerPoint  Presentation Slides: PDF

Diversifying Storytimes

 Storytimes are standard early literacy programming in libraries, from babies to all ages and families. Many storytime library staff rely on classics and reliable favorites built around longtime storytime themes, but how often do you add new titles and refreshed themes to your rotation? What ways do you collaborate with storytime staff and collection development teams to share and develop new favorites …

Best Children’s Books of 2019

 With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming. In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to …

Storytime Starters

As a pillar of library services to children, storytime is often the largest ongoing program libraries’ offer. In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will present two, three, or four newly published, thematically related titles group to make Storytime planning a breeze! Following this webinar, attendees will be able to: Incorporate new titles alongside standard storytime favorites Be familiar …

Now You Behave: Practical Behavior Management Techniques for Every Program

In this session we’ll be discussing the developmental relationship framework and different strategies that can be implemented to build strong relationships with youth in small doses.  Participants will leave with tools that can be utilized to establish expectations and boundaries while empowering and encouraging youth through positive interactions. Presenter: Ben Trentelman, Utah Afterschool Network Login and view on Niche Academy

‘Tween Programming

As librarians, we often offer abundant storytimes and teen programs. But what about our patrons between these age groups? Join us for a webinar on programming for ‘tweens (ages 8-12). Whether you’ve been offering ‘tween programs for years or you’re just getting started, you’ll come away with ideas on program themes, structures, and organization. Presenter: Amanda Moss Struckmeyer Login and …