Youth Services Roundup 11/7/19



From ALSC: "Too Small to Fail and the LaundryCares Foundation are seeking to partner with librarians to lead story times in laundromats within their local communities. This is an incredible opportunity for librarians to form new community partnerships and reach children in some of the most underserved communities in our country..."

Interested in starting a partnership with your local laundromat? Apply for a Talking is Teaching Partner Kit! Deadline is December 31, 2019. 


STARnet is offering two free webinars in November - one for Citizen Science Month (April) and one that aligns with this year's CSLP summer reading theme - Imagine Your Story! Get details and register here.


From YSS: "If you have a fun and fabulous library program you presented this year, enter it in our Pied Piper Award contest!  You and your library may be the winner of a $200 Barnes & Noble gift card. The deadline for the 2020 Pied Piper Award is December 1st, and the winner will be announced at the 2020 YSS Spring conference. Complete details are available on the YSS webpage."


From Jbrary: "As you might know, parents are often fairly nervous when their child enters kindergarten in the fall. And they don’t just think about it in the fall—they have plenty of time to get anxious when completing registration paperwork, attending kindergarten orientations, and planning during the summer beforehand. You might even get the question: what can I do to help my child be ready for kindergarten? As we all know, there are a lot of pieces to that question, and the Beaverton City Library created the Ready, Set Kindergarten series to help answer it..."