Category Archives: Youth Services

Implementing the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award @ Your Library – 1 LEU

Firefly award logo talking singing reading writing playing indiana early literacyThe Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award brings together young children and great picture books, but it can’t be done without public libraries. Learn about the award and how one Indiana library implements the program each year. Updates to the program and an overview of the annual program guide will also be covered.

Speaker, Amy Caswell has worn hats in the library world since 2012. She earned her MLS degree from IUPUI in 2015, and since has focused exclusively working in Youth Services. She currently is a Children’s Librarian at the Downtown Library of Monroe County Public Library where she enjoys hosting a weekly Preschool Storytime, among other programs. She loves the controlled chaos of working with children. Amy is currently going through the Project READY training, which she highly recommends to any and all library folks.

Date Recorded: 5/9/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Amy Caswell, Children’s Librarian / Monroe County Public Library

 

Storytime Basics – 1 LEU

young woman reading a story to four childrenAre you new to doing storytime? Join Beth Yates, ISL Children’s Consultant, as she walks you through the whys and hows of storytime for birth through preschool-aged children. What should you consider? How do you select books? Where can you find ideas? The content of this webinar is focused on new storytime providers. *Please note that the audience discussion at the end was not recorded.*

Date Recorded: 4/19/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library

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Integrate Book Connections Resources to Inspire Summer Reading – 1 TLEU

Book Connections logo open book

Make planning easier, find new inspiration, and learn how Book Connections resources can be easily integrated into your summer reading program to inspire independent reading. Locate pre-made summer reading lists and create your own. Discover how to find, share, and incorporate Meet-the-Author recordings, book trailers, activity kits, and more. Book Connections/TeachingBooks is one of many databases provided free to all Indiana residents via INSPIRE.in.gov.

Date Recorded: 2/17/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Kym Davick and Mary Ellen Graf / TeachingBooks/Book Connections

 

CSLP 2022: Oceans of Possibilities – 1 LEU

CSLP 2022 oceans of possibilities logo with person in kayakGet started planning your 2022 Summer Library Program by this VIRTUAL Collaborative Summer Library Program training!  Join Beth Yates of the Indiana State Library for this training where you will be introduced to and receive updates about the 2022 CSLP Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities.”

Date Recorded: 12/9/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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Where Do We Go From Here – 1 LEU

Are you worried about getting children and teens back into the library post-COVID? You aren’t alone! A community-based approach will help you expand your reach to patrons new and old, so in this webinar we’ll talk about Community Asset Mapping, a strategy that will help you discover and develop new partnerships.

Date Recorded: 10/19/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library and Christy Franzman, Teen Coordinator / Hamilton East Public Library

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Diverse Books Toolkit (1 TLEU)

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Join this session to become versed with the Diverse Books Toolkit from our INSPIRE, state-funded TeachingBooks service.  You’ll discover new ways to…

    • Identify exceptional diverse books for your community
    • Analyze your collection for diversity and inclusion
        • Facilitate book clubs and story times that videos and recordings with featured authors and illustrators.

Prior to and during the session, freely explore this resource at https://teachingbooks.net/DiverseBooks

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nick Glass and Alyssa Yokota-Byron, TeachingBooks.net and BookConnections.org

 

Book Connections @INSPIRE: New for Indiana Children’s & Teen Services (1 TLEU)

BookConnections.org is the newest INSPIRE resource for all Indiana public library children and teen services. With games, homework help, and homeschool support for families, and library programming, book promotion, and collection analysis tools for library professionals, you’ll be equipped to deepen reading connections for everyone in your community.  Book Connections was developed to meet the needs of our public libraries from the group behind TeachingBooks, another INSPIRE resource.
Prior to and during the session, freely explore this resource at https://bookconnections.org.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Nick Glass and Alyssa Yokota-Byron, TeachingBooks.net and BookConnections.org

 

Teen Tips (1 LEU)

Why do teens behave the way they do?  Why should we welcome them when they are loud and messy?  What’s the best way to interact with them?  Teen librarians are not the only staff members that deal with teens so it’s good for all staff members to have these tips in their toolbox.  We’ll share some teen development basics and highlight some tips for smooth teen interactions at this session.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library

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Get INSPIRED: Top INSPIRE Databases for Assisting Students – 1 TLEU

Join Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant at the Indiana State Library, as she highlights several INSPIRE databases that will be useful for those who serve students and who assist with homework assignments.

Date Recorded: 9/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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The Firefly Award and Early Literacy Standards – A Perfect Match! – 1 LEU

 

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is terrific, not only because it introduces parents and children ages 0-5 to high quality picture books perfect for the youngest among us, but also because it can easily be applied to early literacy standards like those developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. Join NAEYC member and Indianapolis Wayne Township preschool evaluation teacher, Jeanne Baldwin, to learn more about NAEYC’s early literacy standards, including information about duel language learners. We will also discuss how the Firefly books and programs can support the NAEYC standards. Suzanne Walker, Firefly Chair and Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian will facilitate a discussion throughout the event. 1hr / 1 LEU.

About Jeanne: Jeanne Baldwin works at Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis. She has degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has worked in early childhood settings for 25 years, including public and private schools, Head Start, First Steps, and childcare ministries, working directly with young children and providing education and training for teachers and caregivers. Jeanne works as a member of the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award committee. She is a member of the Central Indiana First Steps planning council, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children, and is currently reviewing proposals for the Division of Early Childhood’s national conference.

About Suzanne: Suzanne Walker received her Masters of Library Science from Indiana University. She is currently the Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. She coordinates Indiana’s Letters About Literature competition annually. Suzanne judged the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in 2013 and 2014 and the Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition in 2017. Most recently she was a judge for the 2020 Indiana Authors Awards and the 2021 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She has presented numerous times at Indiana Library Federation’s District conferences, annual conferences, and youth conferences.

Date Recorded: 6/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jeanne Baldwin / Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis and Suzanne Walker / Indiana State Library, Indiana Young Readers Center and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book

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