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The Children's Services Roundtable, a special interest group of the Missouri Library Association, provides support and continuing education for all library staff working with youth (birth to 12 years) in Missouri libraries.

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Website Creation         

Increased involvement in Roundtable activities       

Submission of several candidates for the Patt Behler
Call to Conference Award      

Awards Sponsored by CSRT

CSRT sponsors two MLA awards:

The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries.

The 2010 Building Block Picture Book Award winner is
"The Pout-Pout Fish" by Deborah Diesen.
The Pout-Pout Fish
More information about the award can be found here.

The Patt Behler Call to Conference Award is offered to introduce working librarians to the activities and programs of MLA and CSRT and to encourage involvement and ongoing participation in their professional activites. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Meet Chelesa Estes, 2011 award winner.

2011 Officers

Shelley (Michelle) Akins, Chair
St. Louis County Library - Weber Road Branch
4444 Weber Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-994-3300 ext. 3950
Paula Hayslip
Little Dixie Public Library
111 North 4th Street
Moberly, MO 65270
Recorder: position currently open.

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