Connecting to Youth in Your Community (Online)

Libraries are Essential: Connecting to Youth in Your Community

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Even though it’s still cold outside, summer is just around the corner. And we all know what that means – summer reading programs! These programs are a great way to connect with the youth in your community. But what happens after the lazy days of summer fade away? Tune in to the second Libraries are Essential webcast: Connecting to Youth in Your Community to get some great tips for using youth programs throughout the year to continually promote the essential value of the library.


  • Rhonda Putney, Youth Services/Special Needs Coordinator for the Lakeshores Library System, Waterford, WI, and the incoming President of the Collaborative Summer Library Program
  • Shelley Riskin, Library Media Director at Pleasant Ridge School, Glenview, IL
  • Autumn Winters, Young Adult Librarian, Durham County Library, Durham, NC


  • Julie Corsaro, President of The Association for Library Service to Children, a writer, reviewer, and children’s literature consultant, NoveList contributor, and the editor of NoveList School News.

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