Youth Services Workshops

  • Upcoming Webinars & Workshops (Click Here for Youth)

    Please follow the link above for information on upcoming youth workshops, webinars and events.

    Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the meeting should contact Mary Anne Smith, at 517-373-1580 (voice) or 517-373-1592 (TDD) no less than 10 days in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing, or other assistance.

Partner Resources

  • Youth Services Programming During a Time of Crisis PDF icon

    A printable toolkit designed to help public libraries in times of crisis plan programming that creates a sense of normalcy for youth and teens in times of disaster or upheaval.  This toolkit is the Capstone Project designed and written by Jamie Gilmore, Grace Morris, Erica Trotter, and Alexandria Wardrip through the University of Washington's Information School.  It was also featured (8/30/17) in The Conversation's article, "Public Libraries can (literally) Serve as a Shelter from the Storm," by Grace Morris.  

  • Braille Enhanced StoryWalk ® PDF icon

    The Library of Michigan, Braille and Talking Book Library, and MDE-Low Incidence Outreach collaborate to bring Braille Enhanced StoryWalks(r) to library communities across Michigan.

  • Michigan Authors and Illustrators Database

    Find out about Michigan authors! You can look for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books and much more. This is a great source for students looking for Michigan authors to read and for librarians or teachers looking for Michigan authors to do events or for collection development. The database is brought to you by the Michigan Association of Media in Education, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Center for the Book.

Youth Services Advisory Council

  • YSAC Committee members through August 2019:

                 Kaelyn Christian, Georgetown Township Public Library

      Anne Clark, Bay County Library System

                 Liz Clauder, Bloomfield Township Public Library

    Lindsay Fricke, Novi Public Library

    Dena Moscheck, Lapeer District Library

    Monica Porter, University of Michigan Library

    Gillian Streeter, Muskegon Area District Library 

    Stephanie Wambaugh, Braille and Talking Book Library

    Cathy Lancaster, Library of Michigan

    YSAC Volunteers will be responsible for:

    • Review & feedback on MeL Databases for Youth & Teens 
    • Assess ongoing needs in the areas of youth services (providing ideas such as webinar topics, workshops, etc.)
    • Promote Library of Michigan initiatives, including social media campaigns, to their home libraries.
    • Selection of title for the Ready to Read Michigan book program
    • Other tasks specific to promoting & serving youth services throughout the state 

    Contact: 

    Cathy Lancaster at lancasterc5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129 if you have any questions about youth or teen programs.

    Updated: 01/18/19