Youth Services

Keeping Up With Kids blog by Leah Langby

Decision-Making Guide from UW-Madison Extension

Decision-Making Guide from UW-Madison Extension

I've been finding for myself (and hearing from others both in and out of libraries) that one of the most stressful things about COVID-19 is the endless need to make decisions.  And then often needing to second-guess those decisions, or make new decisions based on new...

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Wisconsin Science Festival:  Curiosity Unleashed!

Wisconsin Science Festival: Curiosity Unleashed!

Stacey from Augusta reminded me about the upcoming Wisconsin Science Festival, October 15-18.  This is a great opportunity to share science-related programming with your community and be part of a state-wide effort.  And they are all set to help support a...

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John Lewis, Good Trouble, and March

John Lewis, Good Trouble, and March

Representative John Lewis died over the weekend.  My heart gets full with gratitude when I think of him, all the work he did for our nation.  He was a United States Representative from Georgia for more than three decades, and before that he was a leader in the Civil...

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Reimagining Youth Services–Looking Down the Road

Reimagining Youth Services–Looking Down the Road

I somehow missed the first article in the School Library Journal series about taking COVID 19 as an opportunity to re-think youth services, but I read the second one and it really resonated with me.  There has been so much STUFF to think about right now, with trying...

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Homeschooling

Homeschooling

Homeschooling looks lots of different ways.  Here's a homeschooler who built a cob oven (out of clay and sand--a multi-day project), built a fire inside it, and is approaching it with swim goggles for protection from smoke in the eyes.  Next step--remove the fire so...

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What Jessica Bratt Is Up to These Days

Many of you hopefully remember Jessica Bratt, who presented a great webinar for the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference in 2019 titled Let's Talk About Race, about how to successfully talk about race in a positive way in storytime with very young children and their...

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Stories about StoryWalks®

Stories about StoryWalks®

Thanks to Valerie from Ladysmith for sharing this wonderful guest blog post about creating a StoryWalk® for Ladysmith.  I had the idea a couple of years ago when I first saw a library with a StoryWalk®. They were using lawn signs, which are great, but I wanted...

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Two Great Chances to Listen to Authors

Oh, my, I do love  book award celebrations!  Hearing from authors and illustrators and narrators I admire never ceases to excite me.  So this year, the fact that the ALA Book Awards are going virtual so that anyone will be able to take advantage of them (FOR FREE!) is...

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Summer Library Program

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Collaborative Idea-Sharing

This is a Google folder with ideas from other librarians in IFLS-land. Send your ideas to Leah and she will upload for you!

Kits

Storytime Resources

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Autism

State and National Resources