We held three workshops over the course of the year. After the Fall workshop, our second workshop was a programming meetup, and the third was a gathering of fellow youth library workers to chat about and highlight new and noteworthy titles from 2022. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out the:
On that note, we had a very successful recruitment process this Summer and have already filled more board positions than usual for this early in the coming year, although we would love to have more! Monica Hoffman will serve as our chair for 2023-2024. Monica stepped up to serve in many ways this year, meeting with us co-chairs on a weekly basis, leading our most successful auction to date, and even finding time to present at this year’s OLA Conference. We are confident that we are leaving the CSD board in good hands!
We have been honored to serve as your co-chairs for the 2022-2023 year. Our primary goal was to provide our members with resources, tools, techniques, and more to help you continue the amazing work you do with children and their grown-ups. Thank you again to everyone who helped make this such a successful year. It has been our privilege to serve you!
CSD accomplishments 2022-23 by Tara Morissette
Emily West and Tara Morissette
The Children's Services Division Supports Libraries, Library Staff, and Patrons
The Oregon Library Association adheres to the guiding principles of the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics and Library Bill of Rights. As such, we fully support the First Amendment rights of every individual to the intellectual freedoms to explore ideas, opinions, concepts, topics, and thoughts. Not every library resource is right for every patron, but the rights of every patron to make their own personal choices should be honored. We support the right of parents and guardians to guide their child’s reading and viewing choices, but that right does not extend to removing choices for others. The work of libraries and librarians is to serve everyone in their community and provide resources that are reflective of the world around us.
Five Green and Speckled Frogs Felt Song Craft Recipe
Children will have fun creating their very own at home storytime felt song or create it yourself for a hopping good time at your storytime. This popular nursery rhyme helps children learn counting and develop language skills through song and repetition.
Oregon Mock Pura Belpré Book Nominations Needed
What is the Pura Belpré Award?
Established in 1996, it is presented each year to a Latine writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking ( REFORMA), an ALA affiliate. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.
Mock award book nomination criteria
Criteria for text:
Criteria for illustrations:
To see a list of past winners, click here.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Brandace Rojo (she/ella)
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