Youth Services Community of Interest
The Youth Services Community of Interest consists of members of the Missouri Library Association who have an interest in developing and promoting library service to children and teens. It was formed in a merger of the former Children's Services Roundtable and the former Youth Services Division of the MLA. We invite you to join MLA and mark your interest in YSCI on the membership form.
New From YSCI:
Libraries are where children play, learn and read!
Missouri Library Association is offering members the opportunity to learn easy and affordable ways to add value to their libraries by incorporating early literacy in the children’s spaces at one of these free workshops. This workshop will help attendees gain a better understanding of the role of play in young children’s learning and provide strategies for incorporating early literacy in library children’s spaces.
MLA members who serve young children, birth through age 6, and their families will learn:
Workshop presenter Dianne Black, who is a certified parent educator and a librarian, brings her own unique experience and expertise to offer strategies that are not mainstream in the library culture. Her own library, Carroll County (Maryland) Public, was awarded a grant to develop and implement early literacy spaces at all of its branches. Dianne’s signature style is fun and playful, making the workshop enjoyable and information-packed.
The workshop will be presented from 9 am to 4 pm at the following libraries on these dates:
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please visit www.mlaearlylitspaces.ezregister.com to register. You must be an individual MLA member in good standing. Additional information regarding the workshop will be included in the confirmation letter emailed to each registrant. (Please do not attempt to contact staff at the workshop locations, as they have limited information regarding workshop logistics.)
MLA’s Early Literacy Spaces in Missouri Public Libraries workshops are made possible by a generous grant from the Verizon Foundation for the Missouri Library Association.
Michael Levine, the music producer for the Pete the Cat books, gave an excellent presentation at the MLA conference in October 2012. He presented some very practical and entertaining ways to use music in storytime. If you missed the presentation or just want to see it again, here are some video snippets.
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