At the Friday morning YA crossover panel—featuring three authors live and in technicolor and one author writing in answers from a quarantine bubble—I was once again reminded of how exciting the coming weeks and months of the publishing landscape will be.
What does your library do with weeded books? Do you, like my library, check them out to discard and send them on their merry way in a cardboard Better World Book Box? What if, instead, you used those weeded books to connect with community partnerships and get books into the hands of people who might not otherwise know about the library?
After an exciting morning exploring the coffee shops of downtown Portland, I settled in for my first session of Thursday, and was immediately greeted by the warmth and engaging presence of Ozy Aloziam of the Denver Public Library.
After the first lunch of #PLA2022, I treated myself to foodie kid lit session featuring June Jo Lee, a food ethnographer and Suzanna Urminska, of the Philadelphia Free Library System’s Cultural Literacy Center.
How can we bring positive youth development into our work?