ALA Annual 2016

#alaac16 Holly Robinson Peete with twins RJ and Ryan speaking on the autism journey

I attended the auditorium speaker series program with ¬†actress, author, and amazing autism advocate Holly Robinson Peete. Talking about their family’s journey with autism since their son RJ was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, Holly and her family have been such an inspiration to many families. Be sure to add their picture book My Brother Charlie and their latest book geared to teens on the autism spectrum Same but Different to your collections if you haven’t already! I will definitely be looking up their reality show For Peete’s Sake on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

ALA Annual 2016

InbeTWEEN: Services and Programs for Tweens #alaac16

What do you offer these kiddos who aren’t little kids anymore, but aren’t quite teens yet? Do we give them their own collection or space in the library like we have done with teens and young children? What about the kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade? Won’t they feel left out, too? These questions and more were tackled and answered by Lisa Kropp of the Lindenhurst Memorial Library.