Tag Archives: youth services

Simply Irresistible: Storytimes for 2 and Under

An Infopeople online course, February 15, 2013 to March 4, 2013

Do you want to establish your library as a leader in early literacy? Build strong relationships with parents and caregivers of young children? And best of all, do you want to work with a storytime audience that is “simply irresistible”? Join experienced Infopeople Instructor and expert storytime presenter Colleen Willis to learn how to:

  • Prepare and deliver a literacy-based storytime
  • Use “parent patter” during the program
  • Identify and equip an appropriate space
  • Select age-appropriate resources and activities

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to http://infopeople.org/training/simply-irresistible-storytimes-2-and-under

 

Social Networking for Youth Services Librarians

The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California now has a blog, a Facebook Page, and Twitter:

Check out ACL’s new social networking avenues, maintained by Penny Peck and Meredith Steiner.
Blog: http://bayviewsandmore.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BayViews
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/ACLBayViews

The blog is fun for any youth services librarian, not just those in California, as it lists news such as book awards, obituaries of authors or illustrators, programming ideas, Review of the Week, and more!

Workshop for Working with Tweens @ your Library

Betwixt and Be Tween –Tips on how to effectively serve your Tween population.
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – Noon at the Castro Valley Library in the Chabot/Canyon meeting rooms.

Speakers include:
Christie Inocencio –Owner of “Christie’s Creative Cupboard,” Home Schooler and mother of six.
Penny Peck –Librarian for 25 years, part-time Instructor at San José State University, and author of Reader’s Advisory for Children and Tweens (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).
Pete Villasenor –Children’s Librarian from Oakland Public Library, will speak on successful everyday dealings with tweens.
Contact: Sandy Silva, 925-931-3412 or ssilva@cityofpleasantonca.gov
Register online to hold your spot: http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=475
Price: $15.  Deadline is May 3, 2012.  (And for $15, why not?  What a bargain!).
Checks should be made payable to Pacific Library Partnership.

Surly tweens

Surly tweens, coming to a library near you