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Friday, April 15, 2016
Teens, Games, and Collaboration - Thursday at WAPL with YSS
This year's series of YSS sponsored programs at the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) 2016 Conference promises to be full of engaging speakers and ideas. Register for the conference here or to view the full listing of conference programs. Librarians, support staff, trustees, and friends of the library are all invited to attend.
Creative Collaborations: Fostering Future Career Success for
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Katrina Dombrowsky, Columbus Public Library; Melissa Cooley,
Job Quest, LLC
Libraries are great at working with partners like schools
and community groups to enhance programs and services. But have you ever
thought about collaborating with your local career coach? Katrina Dombrowsky,
Youth Services Director at Columbus Public Library and Melissa Cooley,
certified resume writer for The Job Quest, LLC, will share about their unique
partnership and how it helped two Teen Advisory Board members become Pages at
their beloved library.
Learn some creative, cooperative and hilarious games to play
with preschoolers, school age kids and teens. You can build a whole program
around these games, or use one or two as part of a larger program (or to keep a
group of squirrelly kids entertained while someone else tries to fix the DVD
You Don't Have to be Alone: Working with Teens and Other
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Ashlee Kunkel, Milton Public Library
Do you have big ideas but don't have the resources to go it
alone? Have your creative juices dried up? Ashlee will talk about the steps she
took to create her Teen Advisory Board and the programs she has been able to
have because of them. She will also talk about the success of a countywide teen
battle of the books put together by seven libraries.