Seamless youth services for every age and stage

by Loop, Karis, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2019
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Allegheny County Library Association Professional Collection IN TRANSIT
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Summary

The tweens aren't the only "in-between" years in a child's life--the storytime-to-school age and teen-to-adult transitions are just as momentous, and as tricky to address when it comes to programming. That's certainly one factor behind the phenomenon of declining attendance and library use as the age of the youth patrons increases. Transitional programming is the answer. This book shows that by offering transitional programming, which helps children move to the next stage in their library experience, libraries can bolster program attendance, circulation rates, and general library use as children grow. Guiding libraries to assist children as they move from one youth service stage to the next, this book

outlines both major and minor transitional periods in a child's life, ranging from birth to adulthood, helping libraries identify areas in which the services they offer need improvement; focuses on how libraries can nurture the three main skills required for children as they grow: how to self-select books, how to participate in programs, and how to use the library's resources; demonstrates ways transitional programming can be incorporated into a library's initiatives despite budgetary or scheduling limitations; shares easily adaptable ideas for programming, attendance and participation, library spaces, teaching children how to navigate library resources, and displays and signage; and encourages readers to reflect on their personal library experiences from childhood, identifying memorable programs and impactful experiences for inspiration.

Youth services is a continuum, not a series of distinct stages; this book will help libraries meet the needs of every child, no matter their age.

Additional Information
Subjects Children's libraries -- Activity programs -- United States.
Children's libraries -- Activity programs -- United States -- Evaluation.
Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs -- United States.
Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs -- United States -- Evaluation.
Publisher Chicago :2019
Language English
Description xv, 78 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes index.
ISBN 9780838919255
0838919251
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