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Teen Services

To suggest additions, please email Anne Hamland at ahamland@wvls.org.

Summer Reading
Associations and Blogs
Teen Programming
School & Public Library Relationships

Building a relationship with K-12 librarians and teachers is essential.

  • Communicate regularly with your K-12 librarians.
  • Support K-12 librarians and teachers during the school year.
  • Make a list of K-12 Teacher emails that you can use for announcements and feedback.
  • Send Summer Reading Program information to K-12 librarians well in advance (February).
  • Set up a library booth at parent teacher conferences or open houses.
Youth Data
  • Kids Count Data Center
    • Create your own reports by choosing your topic and characteristics. KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. The KIDS COUNT Data Center draws from more than 50 KIDS COUNT state organizations that provide state and local data, as well publications providing insights into trends affecting child and family well-being.  Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are also available in the Data Center.
    • Topics: Demographics, Economic Well-Being, Education, Family & Community, Health, Safety & Risky Behavior
    • Characteristics: Age, Family Nativity, Race and Ethnicity
  • Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Inc. (WCCF)
    • The Council is a multi-issue child and family advocacy organization, providing research, policy analysis, public education and advocacy that lead to improved outcomes for children in the areas of health, economic security, safety and education.

Inclusive Services Resources

 If you are looking for information on Inclusive Services, check out the page dedicated to it on our website. 

What does it mean to be inclusive?  Wisconsin public libraries are places where everyone should be safe, welcomed, and respected in experiences such as arrivals in our buildings, getting library cards, using a computer and paying fines. 

2020 WVLS Youth Services Workshop: December 3rd, virtual, 12-2pm

"Realities of and Relationships with School Librarians: A Panel"

2020 Fall VIRTUAL Youth Workshop

December 3rd, 12-2pm, Register here!

Three public school librarians will give a brief tour of their space(s) and describe the realities of working in public school libraries: duties, schedules, challenges and accomplishments.

  • Attendees will learn the various needs of school librarians within the Greenwood, Merrill, and Tomahawk school districts.
  • Attendees will walk away with inspiration to continue building connections and communication between school and public libraries.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

Michele Green, WEMTA Past President, will represent Greenwood.
Paula Norman will represent Tomahawk, a K-12 building with three, separate library spaces. Anna Julson will represent the Bridges Virtual Academy in Merrill.

TeenTober: No more Tech and Read Weeks!

TeenTober replaces YALSA’s previous Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™ celebrations, allowing libraries the flexibility to choose what to celebrate (digital literacy, reading, technology, writing, etc) and the length of time for each celebration. Find resources on the YALSA website.

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