Youth Services Roundup 7/9/20

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CALLING ALL TEEN LIBRARIANS!

The Teen Services Underground blog is looking for contributors, so if you're looking for a platform to share your rockin' teen programs and services with a wider audience, this is your chance!

BOOK CARE PACKAGES

From the ALSC blog: "One new service my library has debuted since closing our doors to the public due to COVID-19 is Book Care Packages and they’re going like gangbusters. Patrons fill out a form on our website to request a Book Care Package (personalized selections) or a Grab Bag (“random” selections for either ages 0-3, ages 3-6, or ages 6-8). I’ve wanted to offer this type of service for many years. With our patrons unable to browse the shelves, now was the perfect time to get it going..."

MASK IDEAS

From Teen Librarian Toolbox: "If you can, make or purchase plain white masks and have them be a grab and go kit with your curbside service. Tweens and teens can color or tie-dye masks at home. I would recommend providing any additional tools they might need with the kits to make this happen, like fabric markers. Be sure to include good instructions as well, such as how they need to wash the face mask after coloring or tie dyeing and at what temperatures..."

FALL PROGRAMMING

Thinking about what it would take to safely offer in-person library programming this fall? You're not alone.

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