Youth Services

Keeping Up With Kids by Leah Langby

Some thanks

Some thanks

One of the things I recommend to people when I am giving presentations about self-care is that it can be helpful to re-frame your view of things.  When you can take some time to recognize the good parts of a situation that might be difficult it can give you the...

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Light the Way Grant Opportunity

Light the Way Grant Opportunity

The Association for Library Service to Children administers a Light the Way grant, donated by Candlewick Press.  It is a $3000 grant to help a library create or continue services for underserved populations.  We all know that this encompasses a wide range of people...

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Resources to Help Develop Executive Function

Resources to Help Develop Executive Function

People start working on developing executive function skills from birth, and they don't have that part of their brain fully developed until well into adulthood.  What does executive functioning help with?  Working memory, mental flexibility, and self-regulation. ...

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Tough Topics for Teens

Tough Topics for Teens

Several libraries have created useful brochures or bookmarks to help teens find materials about topics they may feel sensitive or shy about asking for help from library staff to find.  Elise sent me the bookmarks they created in Ellsworth, which have the added benefit...

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Parenting Cafes in Park Falls

Last year, a grandparent who is raising a grandchild approached Cindy at the youth services desk in Park Falls and expressed a desire for parenting support.  Cindy found her online resources and books, but this person was really looking for more support.  A Parent...

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Re-Imagining School Readiness

Re-Imagining School Readiness

Last week I was able to attend the Re-Imagining School Readiness workshop in Marshfield.  The workshop, sponsored by DPI and funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, was one of the most useful workshops I've attended! The presenter,...

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Why Do We Do What We Do in the Summer?

Why Do We Do What We Do in the Summer?

The YSS Blog had a post recently linking to this article about Summer Learning Loss.  The article calls into question the 30-year-old research that many of us have been using that points to a dramatic difference between students from high income and low income...

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Autism Welcome Here Grant Opportunity

Autism Welcome Here Grant Opportunity

I got this great information from the Youth Services Shout-Out Blog.  If you are thinking of writing a grant, let me know!  I'd be happy to look at it or talk about it with you!  If you don't want to write a grant but are interested in improving service...

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Youth Services Highlights at WLA Conference

Youth Services Highlights at WLA Conference

There are a myriad of engaging programs coming up at the 2019 Wisconsin Library Association Conference--which will be held from October 8-11 at the Kalahari Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells.  So many interesting and important topics from a diversity of...

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Summer Reading

Kits

Storytime Resources

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Autism

State and National Resources