Fall Youth Services Workshops

The 2020 Fall Youth Services will be all virtual, all in November! There will be 4 sessions, each 2 hours long, all on Zoom, and free. Each session will have a mix of ideas and continuing education from State Library staff and other presenters, along with lots of time for discussion, networking, and idea exchange among participants. Here’s an overview of each session; we hope to see you there!

Tues, Nov 10, 11:00-1:00: All things summer planning 
A recap of summer 2020, the most unusual and challenging summer program ever–what worked, what didn’t work, and lessons learned; online reading program platforms; hybrid in-person/remote programs; incentives; and planning in uncertain times.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Passcode: 900602

Friday, Nov 13, 1:00-3:00: All things early literacy
Join the State Library’s Growing Readers Together team, Gail Yerbic, Melody Garcia and Kate Brunner, for these topics: kindergarten readiness in summer programming; outreach to caregivers; and early literacy (and summer learning programs) is everyone’s job.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Passcode: 538501

Tues, Nov 17, 11:00-1:00: All things animals: Ideas for the 2021 CSLP theme of Tails and Tales
After an overview of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and its 2021 program and manual, we’ll discuss programming ideas in and beyond the CSLP manual for all ages, including in person, hybrid, online, take and make, outdoor, and socially distanced options.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Passcode: 678744

Friday, Nov 20, 1:00-3:00: All things volunteers, and more animals!
In this session Becca Philipsen from Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) will provide an overview of the new CAL (Colorado Association of Libraries) summer reading interest group; following that we’ll learn about PPLD’s volunteer program and have a discussion about summer volunteers, and also continue for an hour with the discussion on animal-related programming ideas.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Passcode: 641675

No registration is required for any of these sessions. If you can only attend part of a session, no worries! Please join for whatever time you can. Each session will have a 100 person capacity. All sessions will be recorded so that you can view them at a later time. Two hours is a long time to sit in a Zoom workshop! To help lessen the Zoom fatigue, each session will have a 10 break halfway through.

Questions? Please contact Beth Crist, crist_b@cde.state.co.us.