The Children's Services Division (CSD) hopes to see you at this year's OLA Conference in Bend, Oregon - April 19th-22nd. Register here: https://oregonlibconference.org/2023/
Stop by the CSD exhibit booth to learn more about what CSD does, play some fun games, make a craft, pick up copies of recipe ingredients, and win a few prizes!
Here are some conference events that the CSD team is planning and youth-focused sessions the CSD is sponsoring:
Library Programs with Museums
Looking for a fun, easy program to offer kids, teens, and families? Try working with a museum or outdoor educator! Learn more about what is currently being offered around the state. Each participating organization will have hands-on activities you can learn during the session and take back to your library. Participating organizations include the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural History and Culture, Discover Your Forest (non-profit arm of Forest Service), and more.
Summer Reading: What Is It Good For?
This is the spot if you're wondering any of the following: Why do we do summer reading? How does summer impact kids, teens, and families in our state? How does my library fit into the bigger picture of summer? for Oregon families? What's our vision for summer in our community? Are we accomplishing what we want to? Join a panel of Summer Reading experts to learn more.
Fostering Readers: Research-Based Literacy Activities for K-3rd Graders
Explore research-based strategies for supporting K-3rd graders who are learning how to read and get ideas for starting your own literacy program. Learn from one of the creators of the Fostering Readers resources, a librarian who used the resources to implement a virtual literacy program during the pandemic and continued with in-person programming with the children and their families, and a librarian partnering with an elementary school to implement Camp Big Read-an in-person summer program for struggling readers based on Fostering Readers. Prepare to participate!
Next Level Storytime
You are an experienced storytime presenter who loves talking with families about literacy tips and tricks. You enjoy finding just the right picture book for that social-emotional learning need. If necessary, you could create a storytime at the very last minute. This session is for you if you are looking to level up with new ideas, you want to be intentional about incorporating early literacy best practices into your programming, you have been doing storytime for at least three years, or you need a crash course surround by a wealth of experience because you need to get to this level NOW! There will be plenty of opportunities to share and learn together, so be ready to dive in!
Oregon Youth Author Fair: Part 1 & Part 2
Meet Oregon authors who write for children and teens! Authors and illustrators from across the state will be featured in this open house, author-fair style program that gives you a chance. talk directly with authors, get books signed, and learn more about what is happening locally with children and young adult literature.
Oregon libraries currently incorporate STEM in a variety of ways. Come hear different approaches to STEM from librarians and community partners.
These sessions and many others await you in Bend! We look forward to seeing you there!
Please consider joining CSD when you renew your OLA membership! Your membership allows us to continue to serve you! It only costs ten dollars for full time workers, and five dollars for part time workers!
Emily West and Tara Morissette
The Oregon Library Presenters Directory is a listing of artists, educators, and presenters for Oregon library audiences. Great news, we have now increased our number of listings from 35 to almost 80 in the past 3 months. Check it out!
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