Monday, July 6, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vetted apps to share

When I am asked about apps for kids, two of the resources I've shared with parents, grandparents and other interested adults are from these Wisconsin libraries who have put great lists together:

Darien Library Apps & Tech
Darien Library Early Literacy Apps
Madison Public Library Kids Apps (Carissa's picks include search options to target appropriate apps)

What resources do you use when acting as a media mentor?



Monday, June 29, 2015

52 Weeks: Week 17 DIY Jewelry


Brought to you by the Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section52 Weeks of YA Programming is a collection of teen programs submitted by YSS members across the state.

Week 17: DIY Jewelry Submitted by YSS Member Linda Jerome

Monday, June 22, 2015

52 Weeks: Week 16 Book Faces


Brought to you by the Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section52 Weeks of YA Programming is a collection of teen programs submitted by YSS members across the state.

Week 16: Book Faces Submitted by YSS Member Penny Johnson


Friday, June 19, 2015

Crowdsourcing Literacy Tips


Ever wonder how to incorporate literacy tips smoothly into your storyimes?

Well, wonder no more!

The great folks at jbrary invited children's librarians to share their wisdom on how they get those stealth teaching hints into time with parents. The blog round-up is up and full of many, MANY different approaches to do this. You are sure to find one that works great for you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Teens Color!




Hushlander is a big proponent of passive programs. In this post she encourages us to try mandala coloring sheets for teens and watch the magic happen!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Youth Services Section Election Shout Out!

With over 300 members, YSS is the third largest unit in WLA. As such, the board is committed to giving its members a real choice in every single election. YSS needs YOU to be successful.  The Executive Board is putting together its election ballot for the 2015 WLA election season and would like you to consider joining us.


What positions are available?
WLA Board Representative: Serves as a member of the WLA Board
(subject to the membership requirements of the WLA Bylaws) and acts as liaison officer between YSS and the WLA Board. This position is a 3-year term.

Director-at-Large (2 spots!): Serve as members of the Executive Board and are in charge of conference planning coordination. Directors-at-Large serve a 2-year term.

SecretaryActs as recorder during meetings, takes minutes and uploads them to the WLA page. The secretary serves a 2-year term.

Chair Elect:   Acts for the Chair in case of vacancy in that office.  Coordinates activities and meetings with the Chair. Plans the YSS booth at the WLA annual conference. This is a three-year position, the first year as Chair Elect, the second year as Chair and the third Year as Past Chair.


How often does YSS meet?
The YSS Executive Board meets in person at WLA and WAPL and monthly by phone.

What kinds of things does the YSS Executive Board do?
The YSS Executive Board helps to facilitate all the great things that YSS is doing in our state including (but certainly not limited to) the Early Literacy Calendar, 52 Weeks of YA Programming,  Children's Book Award Committee and the YSS blog.

What does YSS have in the works?
Currently the board has been working to provide ideas for school-age programming for its members, a retreat for the YSS Executive Board, and the beginnings of a YSS Pinterest Board.

How do I apply?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the YSS Executive Board, email Ashley Bieber at ashleyb@eauclaire.lib.wi.us. You will be asked to provide a short bio including why you are interested in serving on the board. Elections are held in September.

Who can I contact with questions?
Please contact any board member with questions.  You can find their contact information here: http://www.yssevents.blogspot.com/

Why I, Terry Ehle, joined the YSS Executive Board:
As a Director-at-Large I was able to connect with so many great youth librarians from around the state.  I was proud to be a part of the different YSS activities and to add my voice to the future direction of youth services. Yes, there is a time commitment but it has been a lot of fun. Almost all responsibilities are facilitated by smaller committees and I never felt like a meeting was a waste of time.  The group is extremely efficient and has a lot of energy and passion for youth services.  Being on the board has also added validity to what I am doing in my little corner of the world and why. YSS has been a great experience!

52 Weeks: Week 15 App Inventor


Brought to you by the Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section52 Weeks of YA Programming is a collection of teen programs submitted by YSS members across the state.

Week 15: App Inventor Submitted by YSS Member Julie Kinney


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Read On Wisconsin Books - Take 5 High School


After much hard work and diligence from the Read On Wisconsin Literacy Advisory Committee and the CCBC librarians, the Read On Wisconsin book selections are now complete for the 2015-2016 year. Please check out the NEW 2015-2016 Read On Wisconsin Books here, on the Books page of our website, or take a look below. And, spread the word! Emily Townsend, CCBC Librarian

High School


September
The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman. Atheneum, 2013.

October
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. Henry Holt, 2014.

November
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci. Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

December
House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle. Cinco Puntos Press, 2014 (c2013).

January
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis. Foreword by Loriene Roy. Groundwood / House of Anansi Press, 2013.

February
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang.  First Second, 2014.

March
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2014.

April
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

May
The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston. Carolrhoda Lab, 2014.
Vango: Between Earth and Sky by Timothée de Fombelle. Translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone. U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2014.

Summer
Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2014.
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith. Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Silhouette of a Sparrow by Mary Beth Griffin. Milkweed Editions, 2012.
Vanishing Point. (Tune: Book 1) by Derek Kirk Kim. First Second, 2012.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Read On Wisconsin Books - Take 4 Middle School



After much hard work and diligence from the Read On Wisconsin Literacy Advisory Committee and the CCBC librarians, the Read On Wisconsin book selections are now complete for the 2015-2016 year. Please check out the NEW 2015-2016 Read On Wisconsin Books here, on the Books page of our website, or take a look below. And, spread the word! Emily Townsend, CCBC Librarian



September
The Crossover by Alexander Kwame. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

October
The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter. Tundra Books, 2014.
The Screaming Staircase. (Lockwood & Co.: Book One) by Jonathan Stroud. Disney / Hyperion, 2013.

November
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng. Lee & Low, 2013.
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

December
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, Inc., 2014.

January
Patient Zero: Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics by Marilee Peters. Annick Press, 2014.
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone. Candlewick Press, 2013.

February
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky. Disney Hyperion, 2014.

March
The Scavengers by Michael Perry. HarperCollins, 2014.

April
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2013.

May
The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook by Shaun Tan. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Inc., 2013.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin, 2014.

Summer
Mira in the Present Tense by Sita Brahmachari. U.S. edition: Albert Whitman, 2013.
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell. Bloomsbury, 2010.
Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes. Illustrated by Nick Bertozzi. Hyperion, 2007.