Thursday, April 30, 2009

WAPL is Almost Here

It’s hard to believe that WAPL is already next week. YSS has a lot of great programs planned for everyone planning to attend. For the complete scheduled check out the conference website, or look below for the complete list of youth programs.

Wednesday, May 6

  • 7 – 10 p.m.: Cocktail dessert reception
    Come mingle and network with your fellow youth librarians!
Thursday, May 7
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Tweaking the Tween Scene
    Presented by: Penny Johnson, Baraboo Public Library

    Your preschool programs enjoy high attendance. Your teen advisory board is going strong. But what about your "tween" patrons? Could you use some inspiration on how to program for 8-to-12 year olds? Or do you have some successes to share with others? This will be a "swap session" where you can gather and share practical ideas that will help you tweak your library's tween scene.
  • 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Storytime Swap
    Presented by: Ellen Jepson, Appleton Public Library; Kristie Wilson, Shawano City-County Library; Debbie Olguin, Franklin Public LibraryTired of the same old storytime ideas? Looking for fresh ideas? Join the Storytime Swap co-presented by: Appleton Public Library, Shawano City-County Library, and Franklin Public Library. In this informal session, browse tables full of great ideas and talk with their creators behind the fun activities! Better yet, bring your own ideas to swap (and 50 copies of your activity). Gain new ideas and mingle with others in children’s librarianship!
  • 4:45 – 6 p.m.: YSS Business Meetings
Friday, May 8
  • 9 – 10:15 a.m.: Get Creative with Puppets @ Your Library
    Presented by: Cassie Payne, Hands 2 Grow Puppet Productions LLC; Mickey Miller, Hands 2 Grow Puppet Productions LLCChildren love puppets and so do adults! Discover how you can incorporate puppetry into a variety of settings. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate easy puppets to build and manipulate for a variety of ages. The workshop is presented by Hands 2 Grow Puppet Productions, a multi-talented troupe sharing character-building messages with the community. Bring life to your library in a whole new way!
  • 10:30 – 11:45: EXCELlent!!!: Top Five Lists of Ways to Create Great Youth Services at Your Library
    Presented by: Paul Nelson, retired, Middleton Public Library; Kris Adams Wendt, retired, Rhinelander District Library; Mary Dunn, Tomahawk Public Library; Kelly Krieg-Sigman, La Crosse Public Library

    How do you create and support EXCELlent youth services at your library? Is it money, personalities; funding genius; outreach; collaboration or all and/or none of the above? Does it happen overnight by magic or is there a secret that can be unveiled that shows how to build and encourage that excellence? Join us at this energy-filled program as a panel of current and former directors share their “Top Five” list of to-do’s that encourage outstanding youth services in their libraries.

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