Youth Services Update: May 2022

Upcoming Opportunities

Descriptions below are provided by host organizations.

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CELEBRATE FLOYD COOPER DAY WITH EVERY CHILD A READER & KIDLIT TV!

MAY 6, 2022

Share with young people Floyd Cooper’s bountiful body of work in the voices of beloved and well-known authors. KidLit TV has produced original videos of Crystal Allen, Tameka Fryer Brown, Judy Allen Dodson, Patti Gauch, Nikki Grimes, Leah Henderson, Cheryl Willis Hudson & Wade Hudson, Sharon Langley, Torrey Maldonado, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Charles Smith, and Don Tate reading from their favorite Floyd Cooper books. The videos are now available for preview on the event website, so you can select which one(s) you want to show in your classroom, library, or store on May 6 or anytime that week.

GATHER AT THE VIRTUAL TABLE: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ON FOOD AND LIBRARIANSHIP

May 12, 2022  |  11:00 AM – 2:30 PM CST

All are welcome to join this free, interactive national event on how food and librarianship can (and do!) come together.

Enjoy a keynote address by Sarah Anderson with Oldways, a food and nutrition nonprofit helping people live healthier, happier lives. Oldways helps people rediscover and embrace the healthy, sustainable joys of the “old ways” of shared cultural traditions.

After the keynote, attendees will move into breakout rooms in which you’ll have the opportunity to converse with your colleagues about topics of interest at your library, from culinary literacy and food programming, to family engagement, to addressing food insecurity and food waste.Learn more and complete the interest form on the event webpage, or register via the online form

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AFTERSCHOOL MEALS IN LIBRARIES – OFFERING YEAR-ROUND NUTRITION

May 18, 2022  |  2:00 PM CT

Libraries provide a unique opportunity to combat food insecurity and improve the health and well-being of children in their communities. Interested in learning how? Join this webinar to learn how the Afterschool Meals Program can provide nutritious meals and snacks in libraries. You will hear from two libraries and a program sponsor – Jasmin LoBosso from the Kern County Library in California, Sarah Wright from the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio, and Shannon Amos from the Children’s Hunger Alliance – about their experience starting Afterschool Meals Programs in libraries.This free webinar is hosted by No Kid Hungry. To register visit the event webpage.

The webinar will be recorded and archived on the No Kid Hungry website.

ART AND WISHES:

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON ART AND THE POWER OF WISHES IN A CHILD’S LIFE

May 19, 2022  |  1:00 PM CT

Join children’s author Sandra Magsamen and Susan Magsamen, Executive Director of the Arts + Mind Lab, Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for a conversation on the role of art in building children’s joy, resiliency and social-emotional skills. And Sandra Magsamen will read from her new book and talk about the World of Wishes Campaign that you can run as a program this summer. .This free webinar is hosted by the National Summer Learning Association. For registration details, email Liz McChesney at lizmcchesney6712@gmail.com.

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GNCRT SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT CENSORSHIP OF COMICS IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES

Deadline May 31, 2022

ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable (GNCRT) launched a survey to collect data about comics challenges. This is part of GNCRT’s current work to create a toolkit for addressing challenges to comics in libraries. This survey is open to ALL — educators, library workers, administrators, library students, public libraries, academic libraries, and K-12 school libraries. All of the survey information will be kept and shared anonymously unless wehave the explicit permission of the respondent. More information available via the official press release

Ongoing Tools

Descriptions below are provided by host organizations.

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As part of your Oceans of Possibilities programming, consider making a big splash in the month of June, National Ocean Month! Find lots of free resources to use as you wish at WorldOceanDay.org. Check out the 2022 Event Planning Toolkit for inspiration, take advantage of the social media toolkit with graphics, and find resources specifically for kids, including posters, coloring pages, and collectable creature cards!


Need more resources?

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Questions?

For more information, visit our youth services page, contact Christina Taylor at ld@tsl.texas.gov, or call 512-463-5465.

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