Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Beyond E-Storytimes: Virtual Services and Programs for Youth

"Staying cooped up at home has led to creative thinking throughout the library world. Youth departments in public libraries are leading the way with live and prerecorded e-storytimes for patrons. E-resources are being shared via social media and email. Now that your library has these services situated, what next? Gather some fresh ideas about virtual services and programming BEYOND e-storytimes and rhyme videos. Attend to your patrons social-emotional needs by responding in a trauma-focused way through Lincolnwood Public Library's intentional programming and messaging. Reconnect with families while maintaining social distancing via Vernon Area Public Library's Chalk Doodles and Pen Pal with a Librarian outreach. Finally, encourage at-home literacy activities through Northbrook Public Library's impromptu Spring Reading Program and connect with school-age patrons through coding and gaming." Panelists: Ann Santori,  Kelsey Cole-Burns and Kelly Durov.

Did that pique your interest?  I thought it might!  

Check out this webinar from the RAILS Library System in Illinois 

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

Links to YSS COVID-19 series:
Online Storytimes
SLP & Programming Resources
Re-Opening and Safety Issues
Permissions (Books, Authors and Music)
      Music Permissions? Look No Further  3/27/20; updated 3/31/20
Professional Development
Kids Resources
WI Online Program Data
Friday FAQs with Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
4/10/20 recording       4/17/20 recording          4/24/20 recording        5/1/20 recording               5/8/20 recording
Taking Care of You

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