28th Annual Joint Youth Services Retreat!

This year the Nebraska Regional Library Systems will again be holding our retreat in person at Camp Carol Joy Holling near Ashland on September 1st and 2nd.  This time for learning, networking, and fun is designed expressly for librarians serving youth.

If you have never had the privilege of attending the retreat, make it your goal to attend this year! Meals and snacks are included with the registration.

The Swanson Lodge, with our meeting room and hotel style rooms for participants who stay overnight.

Please register by August 17th! You can find a complete timeline and workshop descriptions for the retreat here.


IGNITE your creativity! Emerging out of a pandemic, facing uncertain economic conditions, managing shifting social and other trends requires new approaches to unlock potential for you and your library. This two-hour workshop introduces design thinking to support those that already know that “This is the way we’ve always done it” is not going to work for the sticky challenges you face, but are not quite sure how to start with moving forward. Now is a perfect time to kickstart your thinking and move beyond the traditional in tackling challenges and seizing opportunities.

As a participant, you will: 

– Learn about the design thinking methodology and put some of the principles into practice

– Explore some creativity techniques to solve a particular library challenge

– Practice piloting techniques for a new idea/new approach

– Strengthen relationships with others as you engage your challenge with a fresh approach

Register here!