The YALSA Member Forum will be an opportunity to give feedback on being more involved with YALSA. Join President, Kelly Czarnecki, President-Elect Franklin Escobedo, and other Board Members and YALSA Staff will be available to answer your questions.  In the Zoom registration, please use the comment box to ask questions in advance.  Register Here!

With the continued onslaught of social and civil unrest in our nation and the ramifications of a pandemic, our library rededicated our focus not only on diverse and inclusive services and programs, but also listened to the needs of our teens. Connection, belonging, and inclusion were the driving forces that led us to many initiatives including virtual escape rooms, social justice books talks and diversity audits on our entire collection. This session will discuss the unique ways Worthington Libraries is interacting with our teens in virtual spaces to foster community by providing access to services to remain connected during these challenging times.


No Kid Hungry’s Center for Best Practices created a space just for libraries! This webpage houses information for libraries on both the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP or Summer Meals) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program (CACFP At-Risk or Afterschool Meals). Learn more about each program and how libraries can share their strengths to increase access to healthy food in their communities. Planning and implementation resources are also available along with training opportunities. Check out the webpage today! Have feedback on the website or want to share a resource from your state? Contact


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