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.
Wisconsin Libraries: Summer 2022 Prep – Wed, April 20, 3:00pm
Join Becky from Beanstack for an hour of Summer Prep and updates for Wisconsin Libraries! We’ll discuss some tips for a successful summer, go over a few ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of Beanstack, and discuss coming updates and enhancements. We’ll also spend some time discussing how your library can connect with your local school via our Tandems feature, and what this means for your programming going forward! This session will be recorded and shared with registered attendees. Register here!
Wisconsin Libraries: New Library/Library Restart Info Meeting – Tuesday, April 26, 2:00pm
Are you a library wanting to get things started with Beanstack or a new Beanstack admin who isn’t sure where to start or what to do? Then this session is for you! We’ll discuss some Beanstack basics, some tips for a successful summer, and discuss upcoming updates and enhancements. We’ll also spend some time discussing how your library can connect with your local school via our Tandems feature, and what this means for your programming going forward! This session will be recorded and shared with registered attendees. Register here!
UPDATED PROGRAM AND ACTIVITY COUNT TRACKER (for Annual Report Data)
The Program and Activity Count Tracker for 2022 is now available from the Public Library Annual Report webpage. This event tracker makes things so much easier when it comes time to fill out the Annual Report, and the updated one reflects the changes in reporting that will be required for 2022’s Annual Report (including expanding the Target Audience age categories to be more specific). If you have questions about this, please let me know and I’ll try to help you through it.
COLLABORATIVE SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM RESOURCES
First, if you haven’t yet delved into the CSLP Manual, remember this is an excellent resource for planning, and it is available to you for free thanks to DPI’s statewide subscription. The manual is online and is protected by passwords, please let me know if you need me to re-send information on accessing it.
Next, from the YSS Blog: The most recent CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Program) e-newsletter contained PDF’s of fun and educational activity sheets you can use for this summer’s ocean theme. The activity sheets come from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
- Dolphin Coloring Sheet
- Sea Turtles Coloring Sheet
- Humpback Whale Connect the Dots Activity
- Humpback Whale Maze
INDIGENOUS VOICES 2022 free webinars
Many thanks to Kathy Larson (River Falls) for sharing this ALSC blog post by Dr. Debbie Reese about an upcoming webinar series May 24 and 25 featuring conversations between fantastic authors and illustrators like Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee), Angeline Boulley (Sault St. Marie Chippewa), Traci Sorell (Cherokee), and Michaela Goade (Tlingit and Haida). The series is FREE and looks amazing. Register here.