Youth Library Services: www.michigan.gov/youthlibraryservices
- Youth Services at the Library of Michigan
The Library of Michigan actively supports children's and youth library services through a variety of statewide programs, resources and events!
Current programs and resources include:
- Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® 2017 Infographic
- Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan
- Michigan eLibrary (MeL.org) Kids Gateway and Teen Gateway
- Michigan Reads! (2004-2017)
- Ready to Read Michigan *NEW* for public libraries in 2018!
- School Libraries & the School Libraries 21st Century program (SL 21)
- Summer Reading with CSLP
- Wandoo Reader from Demco
- Youth Services Programming During a Time of Crisis, is 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.
- Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan
The Library of Michigan just completed a two-year Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) program for 2016 and 2017. This program is based on the American Library Association Every Child Ready to Read materials. Teaching parents and other caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children is the basis of the program. The public library is central in providing information and materials to parents and caregivers on early literacy. Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing are the elements of ECRR activities. You can find more information about the program at www.everychildreadytoread.org/.
The program included a free copy of the Every Child Ready to Read training materials for Michigan public libraries and two-years of training and continuing education program. Contact Cathy Lancaster at LancasterC5@michigan.gov for further details.
- Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading program at public libraries encourages children, youth and families to read and helps children maintain reading skills. To support Summer Reading, the Library of Michigan is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), a multi-state collaborative. The CSLP membership develops a unified and high-quality promotional and programming product. Membership allows the Library of Michigan to provide CSLP programming manuals, artwork, incentives and publicity to Michigan public libraries.
- 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.
Liz Clauder, Bloomfield Township Public Library
Lindsay Fricke, Novi Public Library
Beth Lowe, Fowlerville District Library
Dena Moscheck, Lapeer District Library
Amy Nolan, St. Joseph/Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
Eva Weihl, East Lansing Public 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
Cathy Lancaster at email@example.com or 517-335-8129 if you have any questions about youth or teen programs.
- The Michigan Department of Education's Office of Great Start is responsible for a variety of high quality early learning programs and services designed to ensure that children are:
- Born healthy
- Developmentally on track from birth to third grade
- Ready to succeed in school at the time of entry
- Reading proficiently by the end of the third grade .
- Great Start to Quality Resource Centers
- Michigan Office of Great Start
- Michigan Head Start Association
- Head Start Locator
- Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
- Public Library Program Collaborations for Great Start Programs
- Great Start Program Collaborations for Public Libraries