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Sue Nespeca presents a YouTube video [1:24:44] of Summer and Fall books for 2018 on the Library Improvement Channel. Access the channel and the list of Fall books! ...

Access the article, Community Partners Enhance Programs (opens as a pdf), written by Lisa Rand, Youth Service Coordinator at the Boyertown Library.  It was first published in VOYA Magazine June 2018. ...

A Teen Walks into a Library… In this FREE self-directed course, learners will gain a beginning level of understanding of working with teens in the library setting. The course is based on the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 3Rs, from the book Connecting...

Brandi Hunter-Davenport

  by Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PA Library Association, PA Forward Project Manager Incorporating the PA Forward framework into your everyday programming may seem a bit daunting but there is a Training Team here to help you get going. The Training Team is comprised of multiple...

Teens and the Library:  Just Talk to Me! The SNOE region (Seneca, New Castle, Oil Creek and Erie Districts) is presenting a Multi-District Workshop with presenters Justin Hoenke and Karl Rebon. Date:  August 26 Location:  Cross Creek Resort, 3815 State Route 8, Titusville, PA...

Youth Service America (YSA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Program!  YSA offers organizations the funding, official designation, capacity-building training, and ongoing consultancy to lead high-impact, high-visibility youth service...

Sarah Applegate

Sarah Applegate by Sarah Applegate Currently Reading: The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett I recently took on a full-time youth services position within my library and now find myself having to plan programs for birth to teen. Preschool and teen programming is easy for me....