Happening Soon: CATS Spring Meeting in Delta


Hello Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know (or remind) that CATS (Children and Teen Services Division of Colorado ALA) Spring Meeting is coming up next Friday in Delta Colorado. It is free and everyone is welcome…you do not have to be a CATS member to attend.

Delta Public Library

211 W. 6th St, Delta

Friday, April 29, 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Join us on the Western Slope for a mini Storytime Idea Exchange as well as a Tween and Teen Program Idea Exchange concurrently for those of us who work with the older crowd.

RSVP here

Can’t make it in person? Join the meeting virtually at https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/youth-family-services/


10:00 am-10:15 am Coffee and Light Breakfast: Network with colleagues and settle in for a fun and informative day!

10:15 am-10:30 am Welcome and Introductions: Meet the board members of the CATS Division and connect with your fellow Western Slope colleagues. Hear about what the year has in store for us.

10:30 am-11:00 am Jam Band: A Delta Public Library volunteer, Gerry, shares his very successful and musical Jam Band program for school-age kids at the Delta Public Library.

11:00 am-11:15 am Break: reset room for next class

11:15 am-12:15 pm Creating Cartoon Strips with Kids: Professional teaching artist D.P. Benjamin (a Cedaredge local!) will lead a workshop showing us how to teach kids of all ages how to draw their own cartoon strips – no art experience required!

12:15 pm-1:30pm Lunch: on your own

1:30 pm-2:00pm Check Out CO State Parks: Beth Crist from the Colorado State Library will talk about an exciting new collaboration with the CO State Parks that is set to launch this summer.

2:00 pm-3:00pm Programming Brainstorm and Share: Take some time to share your successful storytime elements and tween/teen program successes with your colleagues during this informal hour. Come with questions as well as ideas to share. (You’re welcome to bring materials to share with everyone or supplies to illustrate your program or demonstrate your storytime element.)
We hope to see you there!


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