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Teen Summer Reading Program


The 2020 Summer Reading Program was like no other.  We don’t know exactly what 2021 will bring, however, we have some ideas to share to hopefully make it easier for you and your library.  This online workshop will start with four presentations to spark ideas. 

We will start with Megan Alabaugh from Rocky River Public Library and she will share new ways to create socially distanced programs.  Next Marisha Sullivan, Stark County District Library, will share ideas for make and take programming.  Melanie Lyttle, Madison Public Library, will follow and will give instructions on building your library’s Youtube page.  Finally, our last presenter will be Shelia Privett, Andover Public Library, who will create some crafts and snacks to go along with the theme, Tails & Tales.

Take-It-Make-It :  A lot of us have experimented with Take-It-Make-It kits over pandemic. As we move into another socially distanced summer, what can we do to keep these kits fresh and interesting to our teens and their families? Today we will go over best practices and learn talk about some innovative kit concepts to keep those kits going strong!

Presenter:  Marisha Sullivan, Stark County District Library
Marisha Sullivan is a Youth Librarian at Stark Library in Canton, OH. While her teaching background is mostly in theatre, she has become a true generalist over the last few years, working to bring high-quality educational and recreational programming to her students that are based in their needs and interests. This has led to some truly unique experiences and a philosophy of continuous, community-based learning. She has taught children and teens everything from aeronautics to ballroom dance to anger management and loves nothing more than helping her library kids find their new favorite thing.

We will end the morning by entering into breakout rooms to brainstorm ideas and then return and report back.  Come prepared to share your ideas and glean from others.

In addition to these sessions we are encouraging you to share your program ideas by creating a Tapas Learning video. The video can be as short as 5 minutes or as long as 30 minutes.  Contact Melissa Lattanzi if you would like to contribute.

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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern

Online via Zoom

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Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in summer reading
Competency:  Programming

Non-Member Cost:      $50
NEO-RLS Bronze Member/
NORWELD, SERLS, SWON Member Cost:  $37.50
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   $25
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE

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