Sunday, May 7, 2017

YSS WAPL Member Meeting

On Thursday night during WAPL, the YSS board and several members had a chance to sit down and talk about upcoming YSS events and to do some brainstorming about YSS in general.

Members volunteered to write blog posts about the sessions they attended at WAPL. Watch for guest posts by Sue Abrahamson, Emily Zorea, Leah Langby, Dana Johnson and Marge Louch-Wouters. So even if you weren’t able to attend WAPL, you can still learn about the amazing things our members are doing at their libraries.

Other topics discussed:

How to get involved with YSS:
The YSS Board has openings: a Chair-Elect and two Members-at-Large. 

Serving as Chair-Elect is a three-year commitment (Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair), and Members-at-Large serve for two years. The board meets monthly (usually virtually, though we have a few in-person meetings each year), and board members help shepherd many YSS initiatives. 

Contact Leah Langby ( if you are interested in running or if you need more information to make a decision.

YSS Regional Meet Up: Friday, May 19 12:30-4:00 PM

Starting Location:  Manitowoc Public Library 707 Quay St. Manitowoc, WI 54220
Ending Location:  Lester Public Library 1001 Adams. St. Two Rivers, WI 54241

We’ll begin the afternoon at the Manitowoc Public Library and then travel up the lakeshore to the Lester Public Library in Two Rivers.

In Manitowoc, YSS Member Susie Menk shares information about MeeperBots, technology she has been using with tweens. Attendees will get a chance to play with these awesome robots!

At 2:00, we'll take the scenic 10-minute drive to the Lester Public Library. YSS member Terry Ehle takes us on a tour of the library's early literacy center and all-important dramatic play area.

We finish the afternoon with refreshments and an informal program share. Bring a program that is working or has worked for you, or one that you are planning for summer.

Come get inspired—and do some inspiring of your own!
Have a colleague that isn’t a YSS member yet? Invite them along and they can see what YSS is all about!

Please visit this link to let us know if you can join us:
Questions? Contact Terry Ehle at

Finally, the meeting wrapped up with a quick brainstorm on possible authors for the next YSS luncheon for WLA 2018.

Thank you to all members who attended!

Check out other WAPL youth program reports from the April 27-28 conference (links will be highlighted when published):
Stop here at the WAPL conference website for all the session handouts and slidedecks.

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