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Collection Development Webinars For You

Get registration links & descriptions of each session at Sparks. Here's a list of the webinars with their dates & times:

Making Your Collection Count
April 19, 10 - 11 am

Adult Selection Tools
May 12, 1 - 2 pm

Tips for Building a Well-Rounded Collection for Youth
September 7, 1 -2 pm

Data-Informed Collection Development
October 26, 10 - 11 am

Promoting Your Collection:  Merchandising and More
November 3, 10 – 11:30 am

This webinar series is sponsored by Winnefox and 10 other library systems.

Children's Books Sale @ CCBC Saturday April 1st

This is a great chance to get bargains on new and gently-used children's and young adult books, including series and trade non-fiction, picture books, and fiction for children and teens.

$4 hardcover picture books and non‐fiction ($3 Friends members)
$2 paperbacks ($1 Friends members)
$2 hardcover fiction and board books (everyone)

Location: Teacher Education Building, Room 401 (CCBC Conference Room), 225 N. Mills St. on the UW-Madison Campus (map and parking information)

8 - 9am — Friends members only (anyone can join at door)
9am - 1pm — All are welcome
Noon ‐ 1pm  —  All newer (c2012 and later) books $1

Payment: cash, check, or institutional purchase order (please bring tax exempt number)

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the CCBC, Inc., which supports the work of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center and publishes CCBC Choices.

Teen Tech Week is March 5-11: Be the Source of Change

Teen Tech Week™ is March 5–11, 2017 and the theme is "Be the Source of Change". Use these free tools to make Teen Tech Week a success at your library:

  • Activitiy Ideas Toolkit — 50 ideas to try at your library
  • Webinar Recordings — videos on topics including Developing Hands-On Learning Experiences for Teens, and TTW Activities for Older Teens
  • Event Planning Toolkit — includes materials list, planning calendar, and more
  • Publicity Toolkit — sample press release, sample letters to the editor, PSAs, and other tools to publicize TTW in your community
  • Making in the Library Toolkit Image — provides materials and resources for programs (stealth programming, sewing, bicycle repair, etc.), outreach, and collections
  • 25 Easy Tips for Teens — ideas for getting teens involved in Teen Tech Week at your library
  • websites on youth empowerment & community service, STEM resources, and internet safety
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