What do Daniel Handler, gender identity and children, puppets, inclusive practices, and wine have in common? The ALSC Institute fieldtrip to Children’s Fairyland! That’s right, attendees have VIP access to Oakland’s storybook theme park for an afternoon of witty banter, professional development, and play.
Mac Barnett, Daniel Handler, and Jennifer Holm kick off the event in Aesop’s Playhouse. Be sure to ask Mac about his early days at Children’s Fairyland.
Following, experts in the ALSC community lead small group discussions and interactive breakout sessions on hot topics related to youth services. Sessions range from STEAM activities, Mock Caldecott, storytime innovations, impactful outreach, old-school string stories, and more. The event concludes with a light reception, award winning puppet show, and exploration of Children’s Fairyland.
Wanna learn more about Children’s Fairyland? Check out Institute Task Force Member Penny Peck’s blog about the history and connection with Walt Disney and Frank Oz.
Remember the early bird registration for members ends Monday, June 30. Members save $35 on the cost of registration with early bird pricing.
See you in Oakland!
Christy Estrovitz, Institute Task Member and Youth Services Manager at San Francisco Public Library