Youth Services Spring Training Opportunity

Youth Services Spring Training
Monday, April 25, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Scenic Regional Library – Union Branch
251 Union Plaza Dr.
Union, MO 63084

Registration is open now through Saturday, April 16:

Registration cost is FREE for MLA members, with a $10 lunch fee for non-MLA members.

Spring Training is a flexible, personable way to engage in topics that matter to you and your library. The morning will include two, large group sessions that focus on the social and emotional development of children (see below!). The afternoon will consist of three breakout, small group sessions that will be led by you, the attendees. Share your unique knowledge and learn from your amazing peers across the state! 

Lessons from Mister Rogers: Preparing Kids Socially and Emotionally for Kindergarten
Presented by Johnathan Shoff, St. Charles City-County Library

While librarians have long helped kids with early literacy and motor skill development, Lessons from Mister Rogers emphasizes topics to prepare children socially and emotionally for school. This session will cover kindness, self-care, being a friend, respecting all living things, being brave, managing anger, and what to expect at school.

Using Picture Books to Cope and Grow
Presented by April Roy, Kansas City Public Library

ALA Notable Children’s Books Committee Member, April Roy, will share some of the best picture books of 2021 that will help young people cope, escape, feel proud, and advocate. The workshop will include tips for dialogic reading, fun activity ideas, and more. All participants will leave with free books! 

Sponsored by the Youth Services Community of Interest (YSCI), Missouri Library Association. 

Register today by following this link: