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 …

Engaging Youth: Establishing Positive Relationships to Build Mutual Understanding

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. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Ben Trentelman, Utah Afterschool Network Date: April 30, 2018

Programming for ‘Tweens

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. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Amanda Moss Struckmeyer …