Youth Services Roundup 1/3/19

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HELLO, 2019!

Teen Librarian Toolbox shares 5 resources to get your reading community inspired in 2019 - with a particular focus on reading challenges.

SUMMER PROGRAMMING

From DLD: "STAR Net is hosting a new webinar in January entitled Craft, Engineer, and Make & Take Activities for A Universe of Stories to talk about the many easy and fun ways you can incorporate hands-on space science and STEM-related activities into your library’s 2019 Summer reading program. Registration for this webinar is already full, but you’ll still be able to view the webinar via the STAR Net Youtube live page! The webinar takes place Thursday, January 17th, at 4pm, so be sure to mark your calendar and take advantage of this great learning opportunity! 

MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIPS

From the ALSC blog: "Looking to start a new partnership to liven up your programming or outreach? You may not have to look much further than city hall. Many cities have departments that make wonderful library partners, and these partnerships allow us to show kids all that the community has to offer..."

YA GENRE STUDY

In case you missed it, Katie Male-Riordan led a great discussion on Young Adult and New Adult books in December. Check out her slides and this handy booklist!