Youth Services Roundup

NEXT YS MEETUP

The next youth services meeting will be… two meetings! Once again, the vote was split right down the middle, and even though I could have totally flipped a coin, why do that when I can just schedule two sessions for the same day and increase my enjoyment of that day twofold? So, please join your fellow youth services crew on either the morning or the afternoon of Wednesday, November 10 for a discussion about programming, community engagement, opportunities for collaboration, and anything else on your mind.

GIVEAWAY!

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for some shiny new informational texts for your children’s nonfiction shelves, amirite? I’ve got just the thing – Pollinator Pals! It’s a brand new, five-volume set for elementary school-aged students by our very own North Country author (and longtime pal) Rebecca Donnelly! Just email me with the subject line “BEE A PAL!” by Friday (10/22) at 10am for your chance to win!

IDEAS FOR ENGAGEMENT

From the ALSC blog: “Behold the I spy tank! We have these at several of our branches. Staff fill the tanks seasonally, and post a sheet of items to find next to it. They also have made a sweet eye spy bulletin board. This is an easy, inexpensive and engaging activity for parents coming to the branches.”

TEENS AND WEEDING

From Teen Services Underground: “Fiction weeding can be just plain hard sometimes. We form emotional attachments to stories and what they represent. The subjective nature of fiction weeding adds a thick layer of complication to the task… Why not have my teen volunteers help me with my weeding project? After all, if these titles weren’t of interest to the teens in my community, then it would be much easier for me to part with them…”

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