Youth Services Meetings, Week of April 20 (Everyone is Welcome!)

There will be another round of meetings—and a webinar—for youth services staff next week. These are opportunities to connect with others about these timely topics, exchange ideas, share frustrations, and celebrate successes. These meetings and webinars so far have provided so much rich conversation and many, many great ideas! That said, this is a lot of meetings! Please join whichever interest you and you have time for. Notes from each discussion are captured and shared in Google documents for you to view and contribute to at any time if you miss topics of interest.

For the Meet with Teens meeting, please invite teens in your community who’d like to join in our conversation!

Monday, April 20, 10:00-11:00
Changing Childcare Landscape, with Melody Garcia
Join URL:
Meeting ID: 975 8236 2315
Password: cslys
We will be joined with a representative from the Office of Early Childhood as we discuss the facts and FAQs of the current childcare landscape and delve into how libraries can support families and childcare providers as we prepare to enter a new normal.


Monday, April 20, 3:00-4:00
Meet with Teens
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This is a great meeting for all library staff that work with teens—and for the teens in your community! Please share the word about this meeting; details and promotional materials coming tomorrow. We’ll have a conversation around what teens need and want during this time, and this summer, and how libraries can help meet those needs. We’ll also see if teens have any ideas on how they themselves can help meet community needs, and how libraries may be able to help them do so.


Tues, April 21, 10:00-11:00
Marketing/social media
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Join in this discussion about marketing your programs during this time and into summer, and how to best use social media to help get the word out.


Wed, April 22, 10:30-11:30
Weekly Coffee Klatch
An informal opportunity to connect and share ideas
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Thurs, April 23, 12:00-1:00
Phone-a-Story Webinar: Simple fun one call away!
Staff from Denver Public Library and Sterling Public Library will explain all the details about their Phone-a-Story services in this webinar. From logistics to tips and tricks, if you are interested in recreating a similar system in which patrons simply call a phone number to hear a story read by a librarian, this is the time to ask all your questions. This low-tech program is also versatile and can be adapted for poetry, adults, jokes, multiple languages, and more.

Go to to join the webinar, and log in as a guest. No registration is required. Capacity for this webinar will 100, on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you’re not able to attend, the webinar will be archived for you to view later at your convenience.

There’s no registration required to attend any of these meetings. They are all via Zoom. No camera is required, and you can join by phone or computer audio.

You can find the notes for all of the prior meetings in this shared folder: You should be able to view and edit all of the documents; please add to them as you try new things, find great resources, and have ideas to share.

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