Youth Services

Keeping Up With Kids blog by Leah Langby

What Jessica Bratt Is Up to These Days

Many of you hopefully remember Jessica Bratt, who presented a great webinar for the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference in 2019 titled Let's Talk About Race, about how to successfully talk about race in a positive way in storytime with very young children and their...

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Stories about StoryWalks®

Stories about StoryWalks®

Thanks to Valerie from Ladysmith for sharing this wonderful guest blog post about creating a StoryWalk® for Ladysmith.  I had the idea a couple of years ago when I first saw a library with a StoryWalk®. They were using lawn signs, which are great, but I wanted...

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Two Great Chances to Listen to Authors

Oh, my, I do love  book award celebrations!  Hearing from authors and illustrators and narrators I admire never ceases to excite me.  So this year, the fact that the ALA Book Awards are going virtual so that anyone will be able to take advantage of them (FOR FREE!) is...

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Booklists, Booklists, Booklists!

Summer is a great time for recommending books.  And also a time when you might not have as much time as you'd like to collate your own lists!  SO--here is a compilation of lists and list resources that may be of use/interest for you: We Are Kidlit Collective Summer...

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Virtual Storytime and Copyright

Virtual Storytime and Copyright

This is a topic that has been around the block a few times!  Most of you already know about the excellent and complete resource created and maintained by School Library Journal about publisher permissions during the time of COVID 19--many of those publishers have...

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Diversify Your Storytime

I have had a lot of questions recently from people who are noticing that their storytimes mainly feature white creators and are looking for ideas and resources and booklists to help them feature more diverse authors and musicians.  Here are some resources that might...

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Some Excellent Youth Services Recorded Archives

Some Excellent Youth Services Recorded Archives

After yesterday's blog post, which took 2 hours and a lot of contortions to write (and probably a few contortions to read!), I'm going to make this short and sweet.  Just a few quick excellent youth services archives to share with you: If you haven't yet had a chance...

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Antiracism Is Our Job

We were all horrified to learn about the recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis last week, and along with a long list of other recent racist incidents and the disproportionate affect of COVID 19 on African American communities,...

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Summer Library Program

Go to the CSLP page

Collaborative Idea-Sharing

This is a Google folder with ideas from other librarians in IFLS-land. Send your ideas to Leah and she will upload for you!

Kits

Storytime Resources

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Autism

State and National Resources