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The Quarterdeck, Part 3: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Kate Guynn explains why Beanstack was the best fit for her library. *** Question 1: What online tool are you promoting? Name: Beanstack Purpose: In March…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 2: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Crystal Swimmer explains how a reading tracker did so much more for her community than merely log activity. *** Question 1: What online tool are you…

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Youth Services Update: May 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. 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…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 1: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with ReadSquared

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Rebecca Ivey explains how what began as a seasonal offering quickly became a staple in the library’s suite of services. *** Question 1: What online tool…

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Youth Services Update: April 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. TEENBOOKCON April 9, 2022 TeenBookCon 2022 will be a hybrid event—in-person with virtual access available—on April 9 at Davis High School in Aldine ISD. Attendance is FREE, but registration is required. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from 16 young adult authors including…

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The Lighthouse: Feeling Safe on the Oceans of Possibilities

This summer, consider focusing on teen mental health by incorporating the following recommendations and resources outlined by Patrick Lloyd, TSLAC’s Community Resilience Consultant. *** Even before the covid-19 pandemic, many teenagers were struggling. Sadly, data collected well before the covid -19 pandemic indicates that most of us experience childhood trauma. For many, these traumas stay…