Youth Services Roundup - Modified Services Edition


In the event your library is closing due to COVID-19 or offering modified services (ie. no programming), you may be interested in these resources (new additions listed first):

Library of Congress: Parents! Smart Fun for Kids

Booklist: Creating Makerspaces at Home

Teen Librarian Toolbox: What are librarians doing for teens during shutdown?

New hashtag alert! Follow #operationreadaloud on Facebook to see updated crowd-sourced content of authors reading aloud

KidLit Authors Step Up To Help Educators, Students, and Parents (from School Library Journal)

Online and E-resources for Families, Students, and Schools (compiled by the New York State Library)

Talking is Teaching Family Staycation Resources

The Youth Services Shout-Out blog is knocking it out of the ballpark with a whole series of posts about online resources for kids and families.

Author Kate Messner's website: Favorite resources for learning anywhere

DayByDayNY: Family literacy calendar provided by the New York State Library includes songs, stories, and activities for each day.

Jbrary is offering an evolving list of online storytime resources for families, preschools, and day cares.

Teen Librarian Toolbox has resources for librarians, teachers, and parents from getting up-to-date, accurate information on COVID-19 to free resources for students working at home to museums offering virtual tours.

You can find more resources by following the hastag #KidLitQuarantine. And if you come across any resources to share, please feel free to share with the youthserv e-mail group.



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