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PLAN FLYP Workshop

Youth services staff members from across the Panhandle will get together on February 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET) at the Bay County Public Library in Panama City, Florida to share programming ideas for the 2018 summer reading program. All attendees are encouraged to bring goodies …

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Chat with Jana – Sensory Story Kits

Children with blindness and visual impairments face unique literacy challenges. Sensory story kits can act as an bridge to emergent literacy for children who approach literacy with little or no sight. Sensory story kits combine print/braille books with tactile items to provide children with enhanced context. Erica McCaleb, County-wide Services Coordinator for the Pinellas Public …

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Chat with Jana – School/Public Libraries: Ideas for Collaborative Strategies

How can public library youth staff communicate successfully with school librarians? Join this webinar to discuss ways to reach out, collaborate and maintain connections throughout the year. Guest speakers: Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator, Youth Services Librarian, Seminole County Public Library System; Melissa Curry, Youth Services Supervisor, Leesburg Public Library (Lake County Library System); and …

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It Takes a Village: Strategies for Successful Library Partnerships

Partnerships between libraries and community stakeholders offer so much more than the sum of their parts. By collaborating with our neighbors, we can provide a thriving village with a shared vision for our children and our community. In this webinar, Amy Alderman, Youth Services Librarian at Calhoun County Public Library (Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System), demonstrates …

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Chat with Jana: Get Ready, Get Set, Change!

Join this webinar to chat with Youth Services Consultant Jana Fine about the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s annual meeting. She’ll also share about the changes afoot for this fall regarding materials and FLYP workshops. Register

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: Storytimes and Early Childhood Research

Head, shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes! Storytimes are a wonderful place for us to interact with our families, but why do we do them? Susan Mankowski will highlight early childhood research that supports what we do and how it effects our youngest customers. Speaker: Susan Mankowski, Early Childhood Specialist, Jacksonville Public Library Register