Youth Services Retreat

The 24th Joint Annual Youth Services Retreat will be held at Camp Carol Joy Holling (Ashland) September 6 and 7th. 11 CE are available for attendance at both days.

The workshop topics will be:

  • Great Books for Teens and Tweens
  • Virtual Programs: Prehistoric Creatures and more
  • “Booktalk” your favorite websites, resources, and solutions
  • Mental Illness and Youth Services
  • Reommended Books for Children 2017/2018
  • Escape Rooms and Table Top Conundrums
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programming
  • Tips on Graphic Novel Collection and Programming
  • How to Improve Your Chances of Obtaining a Youth Services Grant

While this retreat is designed especially for those who plan to stay overnight and attend both days, the following options are available:

  • Both days with overnight, double occupancy, includes all meals ($130)
  • Both days with overnight, single occupancy, includes all meals ($160)
  • Both days with lunch ($105)
  • Thursday only, includes lunch ($55)
  • Friday only, includes lunch ($50)

Registration was open until August 22nd.

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“Libraries Rock:” Summer Reading Workshop

Libraries Rock
Get started thinking about and planning your 2018 Summer Reading Program at this year’s SELS Summer Reading Workshop on December 1st! Join us at the Walt Branch Library in Lincoln and enjoy the company of your peers. Below is an outline of the day as it is currently planned:

10:00 – 10:50 Summer Reading Book Reviews: Sally Snyder
11:00—11:50 Engaging Teens: Rachelle McPhillips
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Networking
1:30 – 2:30 Dave Marsh, “Music from Around the World”
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:00 Musical Events and the HN process
3:00-3:30 Activities and Craft Ideas

This workshop is FREE. Lunch is on your own at nearby eateries.

Register at http://bit.ly/LibrariesRock

This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Registration Open for Summer Reading Workshop

DumptruckWhile it may not be quite the season to already be thinking about Summer Reading 2017, it soon will be. Plan on attending the SELS Summer Reading Workshop “Build a Better World” on November 4. There is no cost to this workshop and lunch is included. You may register at http://bit.ly/SummerReadingNov4 until October 29.

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The 22nd Annual Joint Youth Services Retreat: Aug. 25-26

prairieAs always, this year’s youth services retreat will be a great chance to relax, participate in sessions directed towards youth services, enjoy wonderful food, network, share ideas, and play. As in past years, the retreat will be held at Carol Joy Holling Camp and Retreat Center near Ashland. New this year is an option to stay overnight not only Thursday evening, but also to arrive the evening of Wednesday, August 24, and stay overnight. This might make it easier for those traveling from a distance.

You can easily register at http://bit.ly/22ndRetreat by the end of the day on August 8th. If for some reason you can’t make the retreat, you can still hear the two feature presenters at the CPLS Youth Services Day on August 19 or at the TRAILS Fall Library Workshop on September 21.

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