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Keeping Up With Kids blog by Leah Langby

Some great resources and ideas

Some great resources and ideas

It's still a pandemic.  It's ALSO Friday. And sunny.  I hope you will find these few reminders about great resources a good Friday diversion.  Hopefully you have also heard the calming voice of Tessa Michaelson Schmidt on this week's FAQ Friday (remember you can ask a...

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A Treat: Everywhere Book Fest

A Treat: Everywhere Book Fest

I didn't know about the Everywhere Book Fest before it happened (May 1 and 2), maybe I heard about it but it got lost in the flood of information and resources (I've heard it described as a fire hose many times!).  But yesterday, someone smart forwarded the...

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RAILS webinar and IFLS Collaboration

I've been promising to share the RAILS webinar Beyond E-Storytimes I've been raving about in the past couple of Youth Services Check-Ins.  Here it is!  There are some technical challenges in the first part, but the first part has some of my favorite content, so I hope...

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Kids Can Help Jim Gill Create Music

Jim Gill, early childhood expert, children's musician, and author, is co-creating videos with kids!  Children can send illustrated ideas to complete the phrase "May there always be..." and Jim will put them in a song with a video.  He's making a new version each time...

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What about those Seniors?

Kate in Glenwood City was feeling sad for all the seniors in high school, who have had their last chance at a lot of high school milestones disrupted by COVID 19.  She put out a call for seniors to send in a photo*, a  few things about themselves, and a favorite...

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Free E-Books for Kids about COVID 19

I'm imagining you might be getting some readers advisory questions about helping kids understand the pandemic.  There have been a lot of great websites out there with tips for discussing this with kids, and of course the wonderful comic created by NPR editor Malaka...

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YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced!

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced!

More cool stuff for teens!  YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) has announced this year's Teens' Top Ten Nominees.  There are 25 titles, and next fall teens have a chance to vote on their favorites.  This year, they took special care to note which titles...

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Project ENABLE

Project ENABLE

Almost 6 weeks ago, when I was gathering up things to bring home to work on during the time at home, I was excited to spend some time delving into Project ENABLE (Expanding Non-discriminatory Access By Librarians Everywhere), an rich resource from Syracuse University...

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Webinar: Being Still in an Emergency

Hey folks, I've had the opportunity to hear and meet Beck Tench and she is wonderful!  This webinar will be useful to anyone who is struggling now, which is...um...everyone. DPI’s Division for Libraries and Technology is proud to bring Beck Tench to Wisconsin for a...

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Summer Library Program

Go to the CSLP page

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