Thursday, March 17, 2011

WAPL 2011 is Almost Here

Have you signed up for WAPL yet? If not you can do so here. The Youth Services Section has been working hard to put together some great programs for the children's librarians in the state.

  • THURSDAY (May 5, 2011)

    10:30 - 11:30am: Children's Spaces, Family Places; Developing Interactive Early Literacy Environments in Your Library

    Join Marge Loch-Wouters, Lynn Montague, and Kathy Kadar as they shareinformation and ideas about how public libraries are creating environments rich in learning and discovery for nurturing pre-literacy skills in children. Library and Child Care professionals will present information and ideas of how public library administrators, staff, and community can create "play and learn" spots in places both large and small and for any size budget.

    2:45 - 3:45 pm: Story Time Swap

    Storytime isn't just for preschoolers anymore. Bring your programming ideas for all the ages you serve. This year we'll be focusing on preschool and elementary students but all ideas from a favorite storytime rhyme or craft to the layout of your last big event are welcome! Presenters Svetha Hetzler, Kelly Allen, Betsy Bromley and Shirley Creager will share their kid-tested ideas and then we will open the floor to hear yours. Please bring about 50 copies of your ideas to "swap" with others and come prepared to take home fun things to try at your library.

  • FRIDAY (May 6, 2011)

    9:00 - 10:15 am:
    What If: Questions and Answers on Intellectual Freedom

    From book challenges and self-censorship to privacy issues and internet use, questions can arise when putting the principles of intellectual freedom into practice. Come together with colleagues to share your questions and concerns. You'll get the perspective of several intellectual freedom advocates such as presenters Megan Schliesman and Michael Tyree, as well as your peers attending the session. This session is cosponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table

    10:30 - 11:45 am:
    Young at Heart – Great Teen Books Even Grown-ups Will Love

    Some of the best and hottest books available right now may have been written for teens, but that doesn’t mean your adult patrons won’t love them! Hear librarians Sue Abrahamson, Kristine Millard, and Julie Harrison booktalk some of the best titles YA literature has to offer. You’ll leave with a list you’ll want to share with patrons – and read yourself! Plus, learn about how some libraries are using teen books in popular adult programs. This program is co-sponsored by READ

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