Youth Services Update: October 2022

Upcoming Opportunities

These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations.

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October 6, 2022 and October 13, 2022

Save the date for two webinars in honor of Health Literacy Month on the “Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity.” This webinar is sponsored by the United States Network of the National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Disease Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the National Center for Health Statistics. Each webinar qualifies for 1.0 continuing education credit hours from the Medical Library Association. For more information, visit the registration page.


First Deadline: October 14, 2022

Save the Children is proud to announce its inaugural funding opportunity for the Rural Child Hunger Research and Innovation Lab which is designed to catalyze community-driven innovation that ensures rural children have the nourishing food they need to thrive. This is an opportunity to apply for up to $100k in flexible funding to support an innovative, community-driven idea or program that helps rural families access nutritious food. For more information on eligibility, grantee experience, and background on the lab, peruse this one-page pamphlet. Please direct all questions to Esther Liew at

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October 15, 2022

Applications for the Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship are now being accepted. The fellowship provides a grant up to $7,500 to a qualified children’s librarian to spend up to four weeks reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville. The Baldwin Library contains a special collection of 130,000 volumes of children’s literature published mostly before 1950. For more information, peruse the awards page.

Please contact the Association for Library Service to Children’s Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Burns ( and Rachel Fryd ( with all questions.


October 18, 2022  |  6:30 PM Central

Texas Library Association’s Black Caucus Round Table presents “Meet the Authors” at its October meeting. Featured authors will be JaNay Brown-Wood, Amina Luqman-Dawson, and Jorge Redmond & Ali Kamanda!  Meeting information is available via the event access form.

Please email BCRT Chair Bea Saba at with any questions.

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October 20, 2022

For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! The next all-day event is scheduled for October 20 and will feature a close-up look at the biggest forthcoming books for winter/spring 2023. Once again, you’ll hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues. Typically, thousands of librarians register for Day of Dialog in its digital incarnation, so you may find the environment or live sessions becoming full during the day. But fear not! All sessions will be available for viewing on-demand within an hour of their initial broadcast, and the entire event will be available on-demand until January 20, 2023. For more information, visit the event site.


November 1 – 30  |  Annually

November is Picture Book Month, a tribute to the enduring importance of the picture book form. Author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas (author and storyteller) and her team co-founded the month-long celebration to champion the power and beauty of picture books in an increasingly digital age. For more information, visit the the explainer on the Children’s Book Council website.

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November 7 – 13, 2022

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, young people across the country participate by attending events at schools, libraries, bookstores, celebrating at home, and engaging with book creators both online and in person. The 2022 Children’s Book Week will take place during two dedicated weeks of celebration, May 2-8 and November 7-13! For more information, visit the Every Child a Reader website.


November 7-11, 2022

Let’s Move in Libraries and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) are teaming up again for a week-long event celebrating the inspiring work of libraries who spearhead StoryWalk® programs – promoting literacy, reading, health, exercise, and movement in communities and neighborhoods across the United States and the world. StoryWalk® Week will take place on ABOS’ and Let’s Move in Libraries’ social media outlets, so  visit the StoryWalk Submission Form to be featured in this celebration!

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Ongoing Tools

These tools are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations.

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A warm welcome to the Berliner Philharmoniker’s official YouTube channel, where you can enjoy selected highlights from the orchestra’s concerts. The complete recordings are available in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall:

CODE.ORG® is an education innovation nonprofit dedicated to the vision that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. They expand access to computer science in schools, with a focus on increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. The leading provider of K-12 computer science curriculum in the largest school districts in the United States, also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world. is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Amazon, Google and many others. For more information and access to resources, visit the organization website. logo


Based on the successful Little Makers program at New Hampshire’s Keene Public Library, this webinar will offer insight into running both in-person and virtual making and tinkering programs for children ages 2-6, with parents and caregivers playing a pivotal role. We’ll explore why making and tinkering are essential to early childhood development and how you can modify or enhance your current early childhood offerings to best meet the needs of your library and community. 60 minutes. For more information, visit the webinar site.


PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child’s total well-being. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. PBS KIDS encourages children to interact as respectful citizens in a diverse society. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life. PBS’s children’s media and family and educator resources include PBS KIDS television series,, PBS Parents, PBS Teachers, PBS KIDS Raising Readers and literacy events across the country. PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 356 public television stations. For more information, visit the organization website.

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Check out our webinars that focus on Youth Services for more information.


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

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