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February 2015

Musical Mayhem!

February 27, 2015

"Musical Mayhem" Friday, February 27 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. Sing! Wee Be Jammin’: Using music to promote early childhood literacy with Lora Siebert, Julie Jurgens, and Parry Rigney. Play! African Drumming techniques for Grades K-5 with Annan Lomo and Jan Sebon. Click here Eventbrite - then scroll down to register with Eventbrite.

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August 2015

Illinois Youth Services Institute (IYSI) Call for Proposals

August 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015

To make IYSI great for the April 2016 event, we need you. Starting August 1, the Institute Planning Committee will be accepting program proposals for April 2016 event. Please consider sharing best practices that you have developed for your awesome programs, collaborations, and library services for youth. To submit your program proposal, you will need to use the online form. The form cannot be saved. Once you enter your information and submit it, you cannot come back at a later…

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September 2015

The Power of Play

September 25, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Library Center, 400 State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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November 2015

Tweens & Tweens: Understanding How They Think; Providing Programs They’ll Love

November 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rockford Public Library, 215 North Wyman Street
Rockford , IL 61101 United States
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February 2016

Opening the Doors: Serving Special Populations

February 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60524 United States
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Click on logo for additional information and to register for the upcoming Illinois Youth Services Institute on April 1-2 in Normal information.

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September 2016

Career Focus and Refresh

September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you ready for a change of pace at your library?  Do the same issues continue to trouble you while at work? Join your peers as we all take a step towards finding out what we can do to revitalize ourselves on the job! Diane Decker from Quality Transitions will help us turn conflict into a positive, followed by a panel pf former Youth Services librarians who have become successful library directors. Whether you are looking to move up or…

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November 2016

Literacy and our Littlest Patrons

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Aurora Public Library- Santori Library, 101 S River Street
Aurora, IL 60506 United States
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As the world around us becomes faster many parents want their children reading as early as possible.  Join us in gaining the cutting edge on best practices in early childhood literacy. From the origins of 1000 books before Kindergarten to the benefits of introducing digital literacy, we will cover anything and everything. Get them hooked on reading at a young age and make them library patrons for life! Schedule: 9:00—9:50am             Registration & Continental Breakfast  9:50—10:00am           LACONI Business Meeting                                     Call…

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February 2017

Diverse Books Need Us

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Alsip-Merionette Public Library, 11960 S Pulaski Rd
Alsip, IL 60803 United States
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Join us for a day of dialogue on diverse books, cultural sensitivity  and how we can serve our ever changing communities better. This information packed day will include a mini workshop in the morning from ALA’s Office of Diversity on Cultural Competences covering topics such as; what is culture, privilege and how to be inclusive. After lunch we will hear from panelists Joy Triche (President and Publisher Tiger Stripe Publishing) and Amy Koester (Skokie Public Library) on the Our Voices…

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September 2017

Summer Not Just for Reading Anymore

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

While your summer library programs just ended, we thought it would be fun to start thinking about next year. Join us for a day full of idea sharing, problem solving and story swapping as we discuss all things Summer Learning/Reading. Our current speaker list includes: Liz McChesney from Chicago Public Library, Jennifer Buche from Gail Borden Public Library, Barry Young from READsquared, and Felix Lloyd from Beanstack with more folks to be added. Come be recharged, renewed and ready to…

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November 2017

STEM Fun at the Museum of Science and Industry

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Learn science from scientists as LACONI YSS spends the day at the Museum of Science and Industry. Immerse yourself in hands-on activities that you will able to bring back to library to use with your patrons. This program has a limit of 60 registrants. Full agenda coming in September

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