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September 2014

Bringing Families to the Library

September 26, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kankakee Public Library, 201 E Merchant Street
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States
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Part of developing a successful youth services department is being able to offer something for the whole family to experience, not just the youth alone. Come and learn what steps you can take to entice all different types of family to use your library. Topics will include: New Parents-Vicki Rakowski from the La Grange Public Library will discuss baby/early literacy fairs at the library. Homeschool Families-Kathy Wentz from the Johnsburg Public Library District will talk about her experience developing a…

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November 2014

Comic-Con in a Box! LACONI YSS

November 21, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Grant Park Recreation Center, 44 W. Golfview Drive
Northlake, IL 60164
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Be a superhero and bring the adventure of ComicCons to your library! Meet author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, meet representatives and vendors from the ComicCon and comic book worlds and learn how you too, can host a library ComicCon, or at least capture the spirit of one! 10-11:30 Author/Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, Lunch Lady graphic novel series. 11:30-1:00 Lunch and networking tables with Graphic Novel collection experts and vendors. 1-1:50 Bob Cassinelli, Gail Borden Public Library on Hosting Library ComicCons. 2:00-3:00 Collecting Graphic…

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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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