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Youth Services Roundup

CSLP SYMPOSIUM

Registration is now open for the first ever CSLP Summer Programming Symposium on December 2! All library staff that are interested in summer programming should consider attending this free, online event that will cover programming ideas, outreach/partnerships, and promotion/marketing. You can find more information, including the day’s schedule, on the CSLP website.

DECLUTTERING PROGRAMS

From the ALSC blog: “We are still in a strange “not quite where we used to be, but not mid-pandemic either” place, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on activities that we embraced during the pandemic to see whether they are worth keeping. What changes did we make that the public really embraced? What did we love as a staff? What is everyone just OVER?”

PRE-K HALLOWEEN CRAFTS

From No Time for Flash Cards: “Are you as excited about Halloween as I am? My daughter has been decorating our house slowly since the first day of school in August! I am thrilled to be back in the PreK classroom to see my 4 and 5-year-olds get excited, which lets me use their excitement for motivation to learn. Here are a bunch of PreK Halloween crafts and activities I will be trying to fit into my October lesson plans this year!”

FOR YOUR RADAR

Teen Librarian Toolbox has 39 upcoming books for all ages. Check it out!

Youth Services Roundup

SUMMER READING REPORT

Last call for summer reading reports! If you haven’t already submitted your summer reading report, please take a minute to do so now. These reports not only benefit the state, but also help NCLS evaluate how to best meet the needs of our libraries.

FALL STORYTIME IDEAS

From rain to leaves to squirrels, Jbrary is here with fall storytime ideas. (And just as a reminder, you can find an updated list of publisher permissions for virtual storytimes here.)

HOMESCHOOL PROJECTS

From the ALSC blog: “Are you a project person? I am! Whether it’s scrapbooking, knitting, or making cards, I like to have a variety of projects to work on. In looking at my homeschool programming choices, it’s obvious that my “project personality” extends to the Library as well. I enjoy creating month-long series of programs, which culminate in some sort of project.”

IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING REMINDERS

From Teen Librarian Toolbox: “So at my library I have begun to program in person again. It has been a challenge for sure. The first program I did was a pirate themed scavenger hunt. I had no one sign up… Then I did a backyard clean up of the library for volunteering. It was eventful. We got locked in the courtyard. Oops… So I started to remember what in person programming was like. I have to remind myself that everything is different. Here are the things I told myself…”