CAYAL Fall Program

Hello Youth Librarians!

Please join us on Monday, November 10, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Burnham Memorial Library in Colchester for a workshop presented by the VLA Children and Young Adult Librarians.  Our theme is resource sharing.  We’ll look at ways to create low cost, exciting, educational youth programs “On a Shoestring”.  The fee is $30 for the full day workshop and lunch. (Checks payable to VLA, see CAYAL Program and Registration).  Here’s the agenda for the day:

  • Preschool story time activities with Ellie Tetrick of Ellie’s Preschool Parties.
  • Children’s theatre troupe the Very Merry Theatre with director Don Wright.
  • Discussion with Rebecca Goldberg, Fletcher Free librarian, on ways to make the most of community resources.
  • CAYAL wiki resource sharing.
  • Lunch and Yankee Swap, a youth librarians’ potluck of resources!
  • Optional demo of The Early Literacy Station.

Don’t miss this chance to bring new energy to your library programs and meet your fellow librarians! Hope to see you on November 10th.

Questions? email or call Jill Coffrin at or Gizelle Guyette (802-878-0313 ext. 109).


Greetings Youth Librarians! 

I’m looking forward to serving as your new CAYAL president for the coming year.  I would like to thank Gizelle Guyette, outgoing president, who devoted countless hours to making the library world a better place for all of us who serve children and young adults.  Many thanks, Gizelle!  I’m also glad to announce that Jane Napier of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library will join me this year as CAYAL vice president.

There will be a special CAYAL event in November.  This will give us a chance to meet fellow youth librarians, share ideas, and get to know what’s going on at libraries around the state.  Watch for details TBA soon.

Please contact me with any ideas or concerns that you may have.  I’d like to hear from you.

Jill Coffrin
Youth Services Librarian
Dorothy Alling Memorial Library
21 Library Lane
Williston, VT 05495