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Thursday, September 19 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Effective Summer Library Programs for Youth: Best Practices and Sure-Fire Ideas

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Summer library programs for youth are both exhilarating and exhausting for staff who coordinate them. Keeping the program fresh to entice young participants is both an ongoing challenge and opportunity for creativity. In this session, the audience will share ideas and resources – or simply glean information from others – in small group discussions on reading logs/activity sheets, low-cost school-aged programs, and summer library program evaluation. Participants may move among the groups, as desired. Through peer-to-peer sharing, participants will gain ideas for revitalizing summer reading and learning in their libraries. Facilitators will compile ideas, reporting to the full group and the end of the session and posting the information on the conference website.

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Jenna Kahly

Program Coordinator, Lake Agassiz Regional Library
Youth Services, Legacy Programming, Marketing

Gail Nordstrom

Gail Nordstrom is the Public Library Consultant for Viking Library System. Previously, she coordinated Summer Library Programs for 19 years as a youth services librarian at Stillwater Public Library. From 2011-2014, she traveled to regional public library systems around the state... Read More →
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Mollie Stanford

Regional Librarian, Arrowhead Library System (MN)
Mollie Stanford's experiences include working in public libraries, an academic library, a children's museum, and two of Minnesota's federated regional library systems, which is her specialty. She is currently Regional Librarian at Arrowhead Library System with a focus on youth services... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
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