Category Archives: Youth Services

Children Play & Learn in ECRL

Children hardly needed a tutorial in how to interact with the new Play and Learn space during an open house November 2, 2016, at North Branch Area Library of East Central Regional Library (ECRL). Parents and their little ones learned … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Resource Fair POSTPONED

Due to anticipated heavy snow and possible blizzard-like conditions, the GRRL staff will postpone the Summer Reading Resource Fair.  The Fair was planned for this Friday, November 18. The RESCHEDULED Summer Reading Program Resource Fair will be held on Friday, December … Continue reading

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Read & Ride Day – Celebrate Summer Reading

Library Ambassadors Needed – join the fun! Read and Ride Day is the Minnesota State Fair discount day for library users. Anyone showing a library card at the ticket booth will receive a discount. As part of the celebration there … Continue reading

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Successful Teen Lit Con 2016

Teen Lit Con 2016: A Huge Success   With an endorsement as the “best event of its kind in the US” from none other than National Book Award Winner Neal Shusterman, Teen Lit Con 2016 closed another chapter on this widely … Continue reading

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Llamas Visit the Library

Llama Llama Pajama Party Even a light drizzle on a gray afternoon did not deter over 950 library patrons bedecked in PJs from visiting the St. Cloud Public Library for the annual Llama Llama Pajama Party.  Two llamas were tucked … Continue reading

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Teen Lit Con 2016

Teen Lit Con 2016 –  A day to celebrate teen literature, promote reading and writing, and to create a community of readers by connecting teens and authors. May 7, 2016 Henry Sibley High School 1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights Free … Continue reading

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Become a Summer Food Program Site

Learn How Your Library Can Be a Summer Food Program Site Fewer than 15 percent of Minnesota kids who benefit from the free or reduced-price school lunch program have access to summer and afterschool food programs. Limited access to free … Continue reading

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90-Second Newbery Redux

Calling All Kid Filmmakers! Know some imaginative kids? The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers make movies that creatively tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in ninety seconds or less. Making the … Continue reading

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Teen Lit Con 2016 Authors Announced!

Teen Lit Con author line-up for May 7, 2016! Headliners Neal Shusterman, author of 2015 NBA Young People’s Literature Award winner Challenger Deep Jason Reynolds, author of Boy in the Black Suit. All American Boys, co-authored with Brendan Kiely, is … Continue reading

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Fall Fun Day 2015 a Success

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) hosted the first ever CRPLSA sponsored Summer Reading Program Fall Fun Day Program on November 22. About 40 librarians from around the state attended to brainstorm and share ideas to plan for their 2016 programs … Continue reading

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Fall Fun Day

CRPLSA and the Youth Services Committee invite library staff to the inaugural Fall Fun Day for the 2016 iREAD Summer Reading Program (SRP)!  Join youth services staff from across the state to begin planning for SRP – 2016.   Fun … Continue reading

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Supercharged Storytimes thru specialized learning

Minnesota is one of just five states selected to participate in a new IMLS-supported OCLC initiative, Supercharged Storytimes. It is an empowering, research-backed approach to storytime planning and delivery established in Washington state. Up to 100 staff from Minnesota libraries … Continue reading

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Read & Ride Day – 2015

Be A Reading  Ambassador!!   A variety of activities are planned for the day. Your ambassador duties vary by shift. And, you can even choose your shift. Shift 1  Set-up crew  – 7:30am-10am Shift 2 – 9:00am-Noon Shift 3 – Noon-3pm Shift … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Teen Lit Con

The Twin Cities Teen Lit Con brings teens together with their current and future favorite authors. Ten authors will participate in this second annual event on Saturday, May 9, 2015. E. Lockhart Gene Luen Yang Gayle Forman Matt de la … Continue reading

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LARL hosts mini Maud Hart Lovelace Award gala

The Moorhead Public Library, a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL), will host a Voting Gala for area youth to vote on the 2014-2015 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award nominees on Monday, March 23. The Maud Hart Lovelace Book … Continue reading

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Summer & At-Risk Food Program

Summer and At-Risk Food Programs for Kids – Webinar Reminder Public libraries can help make sure kids have access to nutritious food when school is not in session by participating in summer and/or afterschool food programs. Begin planning your library’s … Continue reading

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Libraries Serving Youth Meetup

State Library Services invites library staff to attend a Libraries Serving Youth Meetup on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Meetup will be a chance for school librarians and public librarians to meet, network and share … Continue reading

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Library Summer and At-Risk Food Programs for Kids

Fewer than 17 percent of Minnesota kids who benefit from the free or reduced-price school lunch program have access to summer and afterschool food programs. Limited access to free food programs, particularly during the summer, leaves many children hungry. Public … Continue reading

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Prevent summer slide!

The benefits of summer reading are clear.  National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who do not participate. The … Continue reading

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90-second Newbery coming to MN!

Calling All Kid Filmmakers! The 90-Second Newbery is now accepting video submissions from Minnesota’s young filmmakers. Selected Minnesota-made movies will be screened with submissions from other states at the first-ever Minnesota 90-Second Newbery Film Festival in February. How You Can Help … Continue reading

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Defined role for YSC

With a deep dedication directed to supporting quality library programming for youth from the smallest toddlers through tweens and teens, regional youth services providers gather regularly.  Recently CRPLSA more clearly defined a broad role for the Youth Services Committee (YSC) … Continue reading

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90-Second Newbery

Get Your Movies Ready for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers creatively tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in ninety seconds or less. Making the film … Continue reading

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MNBA celebrating Read + Ride Day at the Fair

The Minnesota Book Awards will join Minnesota’s public libraries on August 27 in presenting a day of free family fun in Carousel Park. There will be performers on stage all day, a scavenger hunt, dozens of authors (Kevin Kling, Chris … Continue reading

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Read and Ride Day at the Fair

Join fair-goers and library-lovers for Read and Ride Day  on Wednesday, August 27 for the Minnesota State Fair discount day. Anyone showing a library card at the ticket booth will receive a discount. As part of the celebration there will be … Continue reading

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MELSA Sponsors teen lit con

The Twin Cities Teen Lit Con is where authors, books, teens and fun collide. There will be 10 amazing authors, breakout sessions and an action packed Exhibit Hall complete with photo booth, book arts, book signings and more. Attendees will … Continue reading

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