Building Resilience to Hate and Extremism–Resources!

Polarization, extremism, hate groups, conspiracy theories, misinformation…it’s all pretty overwhelming and more than a little scary.    Families, caregivers, and communities need help to prepare for and respond to online hate and to hate groups recruiting young people...

Teens and Mental Health

The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) had some sobering statistics about teen mental health, including that: More than half of all students self-reported “significant problems with anxiety,” with 80.5 percent of students who identify as lesbian, gay, or...

Upcoming Check-Ins, Follow-up to Last Check-in, and 3M Wizards!

Upcoming Check-ins: October 13, 2-3:30:  Disinformation Virtual Escape Room and Discussion.   Misinformation, disinformation, and manipulation of facts are prevalent and can be tricky to spot. Librarians have been trying to find a way to share information about this...

Upcoming Youth Services Gatherings–something for everyone!

Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association 101—Library Edition Virtual event, Thursday August 18, 1-2:30 pm. Late summer is often a time when families are making decisions about the upcoming school year, particularly about homeschooling. Sometimes they turn to public...

Periodic Resource and Reminder Round-Up

  WEIGH IN ON UPCOMING YOUTH SERVICES CHECK-INS We really want to make Youth Services Check-Ins work for YOU.  If you are at all interested in checking in with other YS library workers, please take 5 minutes (tops!) to fill out this survey by April 28.  BEANSTACK...

Early Childhood Services Check-In Follow-Up (it’s a doozy!)

Yesterday we had a very cool check-in, with 38 brilliant brains in one Zoom call.  We are looking for your ideas and feedback about upcoming youth services check-ins, so please take a few moments to fill out this form.  And keep reading for some of the great ideas and...