Young Adult Services

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All Learners Welcome- Librarians Serving At Home Learners and Homeschool Families

The library is traditionally the biggest resource for at home learners. It is vital to foster and grow valuable relationships with the diverse educational members of the community. It is essential that libraries and librarians are responsive to the growing number of parent educators and homeschooled (including e learning/remote learning) youth. This group is for library administrators, librarians and library staff that serve at home, remote and e learners.

Tween Illinois Librarians

Networking, program sharing, and discussion for library staff working with tweens. We meet four times a year in the suburbs of Chicago to discuss library services to kids in approximately grades 3 to 8. Each meeting has a topic (including a discussion and sometimes a presentation), around-the-table time to discuss our successes and challenges, and a tour of the hosting library.

Makerspace Networking Group

Whether you're already up and running or just thinking about getting your Makerspace started, come and share your ideas with this new networking group! We're the right spot to ignite new ideas for the natural-born maker or the novice. Join library leaders from both sides of this spectrum to share experiences researching, building and rethinking the library and Maker communities.

We want to spark conversation and expand your support network no matter where you are on your Makerspace journey.

Central Illinois Regional Children's Librarians

Established in 2010, CIRCL is a continuing education support group for youth and teen librarians located in Central Illinois (about a 60 mi. radius from Peoria, IL). We share resources, and provide professional educational opportunities for librarians serving youth ages 0-18 and their families. A group for Young Adult Librarians was also started at this time to provide networking and support for those working within this specialty.

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