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Teen Services

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

Summer Library Program Planning Resources
Associations and Blogs
Teen Programming
Book Recommendation Lists
What Kind Of Collaborator Are You?

What Kind Of Collaborator Are You? Call or email Anne Hamland ahamland@wvls.org or 715-492-2114

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

  • Communicate regularly with your K-12 librarians ask them what their preferred communication method is.

  • 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 regular information BITES as well as Summer Reading Program information to K-12 librarians well in advance.

  • Set up a library booth at parent teacher conferences or open houses.

2020 School Libraries Panel

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

Watch the recording!

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

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. 

WVLS December 2, 2022 Youth Workshop

2022 Youth Services Workshop

December 2, 2022 | 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m | MCPL-Wausau Community Room

Register here!

After being virtual for a few years, this year’s annual WVLS Youth Services Workshop will be held in person on December 2 at the Marathon County Public Library – Wausau. Argyle Public Library Director Sarah Kyrie will kick off the workshop by showcasing a small library’s successful programs and creative outreach, and her process for program and partnership development.

In the session that follows, Westboro Public Library Director Melissa Highfill will jumpstart a discussion that highlights 2022 summer library program successes (2022 was Melissa’s first SLP!) and generate ideas for SLP in 2023!

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.

Beanstack DL Banner

Beanstack Resource!

Check out this wonderful instruction handout for Beanstack for library users courtesy of the Demmer (Three Lakes) Youth Services Team!

Notice librarians can manually enter participation for users!

All Together Now - Children's

Summer Program Templates & Tools

All Together Now! 

Use these images and templates as you wish. Facebook banners, social media posts, you name it!

Major thanks goes to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction for a statewide membership to the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Find the complete manual on the CSLP website.

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