Monday, October 12, 2015

52 Weeks: Week 32 Edible Fear Factor

Brought to you by the Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section52 Weeks of YA Programming is a collection of teen programs submitted by YSS members across the state.

Week 32: Edible Fear Factor Submitted by YSS Member Terry Ehle
Photo courtesy of Terry Ehle, Lester Public Library.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

South Asia Book Awards Discussion: October 24 in Madison

In light of the many discussions on putting diverse books into our collections and the hands of kids, the SABA awards are chosen by teachers, librarians and content specialists on South Asia.

South Asia Book Awards discussion
Saturday October 24 9:30-11 am, Madison Concourse Hotel

Join the 2015 SABA Award and Honor authors Tanuja Desai Hidier, Paula Yoo, Padma Venkatraman and Vivek Shraya for a roundtable discussion. Moderated by Kevin King, the authors will share insights on crafting their stories, and discuss how they are not only telling a South Asia-specific story but also a universal one that will inspire and enchant . Share in the conversation about the importance of exposing youth to modern South Asian literature through accessibility in libraries and the classroom. Authors will autograph books afterwards!

Monday, October 5, 2015

52 Weeks: Week 31 Fashion Nightmare

Brought to you by the Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section52 Weeks of YA Programming is a collection of teen programs submitted by YSS members across the state.

Week 31: Fashion Nightmare Submitted by YSS Member Keri Whitmore
Photo courtesy of Keri Whitmore, Franklin Public Library.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Recording of YSS Powerhouse Presents Outreach and Community Partnerships Available Now

YSS Members Monica LaVold, Georgia Jones, Cole Zrostlik, and Sarah Cournoyer share ideas about relationship-building, successful outreach, and suggestions for dealing with problems and barriers in this 60 minute webinar sponsored by WLA's Youth Services Section and hosted by the Indianhead Federated Library System.

Recorded Outreach and Community Partnerships webinar

Friday, October 2, 2015

Yuyi Morales to Deliver 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

From Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center.

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m., in the Marquee Theater of Union South on the UW-Madison campus to hear dynamic author/illustrator Yuyi Morales as she delivers the 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, “The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity.”

The lecture is sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) and the Friends of the CCBC and is part of the Wisconsin Book Festival.

For more information, go to:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Free October Webinars Through WebJunction

There are more than 70 free webinars for libraries offered this month through OCLC's WebJunction, including several in the area of youth services, for example:

  • Library Experiences That Engage Young Readers
  • STEAM @ Your Library
  • YA Announcements: Readers Advisory for Teens
  • Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers
...and many more. Check out the full list and have fun learning this month!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Link to Recorded Webinar: Collection Connections

If you missed the recent YSS Powerhouse Presents webinar, Collection Connections, or if you want to refer to it again, you can see it right here:

YSS Powerhouse Presents…

Outreach and Community Partnerships
Friday, October 2, 9-10 am

We all know that outreach and community partnerships are a powerful way to reach more families and kids, position ourselves and Literacy Leaders in our communities, and learn from our collaborators.  YSS members Monica LaVold (River Falls), Sarah Cornoyer (Horicon), Georgia Jones (New Richmond), and Cole Zrostlik (St. Croix Falls) will share some of their successes and challenges with partnerships and outreach.  This webinar will be recorded, and registrants will automatically be notified of the link to the recording.

Monday, September 21, 2015