VLA Youth Section Mid-Winter Magic Conference

Join us for the VLA Youth Section Mid-Winter Magic Conference, Friday, January 27th!

Our focus: FRESH, EASY, & CHEAP!

We, Amy and Kat, present to you, our phenomenal partners in Youth and Young Adult Librarianship, the VLA Youth Section Mid-Winter Magic Conference! On Friday, Jan. 27th, from 9:30 am-4:00 pm at the Aldrich Public Library in Barre, join us for an exploration of programs, displays, and approaches that are “Fresh, Easy, and Cheap!” The morning will be filled with a variety of speakers, from art teachers to former teen volunteers, all presenting fresh ideas on how to enrich your youth offerings and environment. And in the afternoon real live teens will be on hand for a discussion-based forum helping us identify what teens are looking for in libraries and how to best provide them with the services, atmosphere, and experience they need and want. The inclement weather date is Friday, Feb. 3rd, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. If you have a laptop, bring it! Also, bring a lunch, a favorite children’s book to work with, and your own “fresh, easy, cheap” ideas to share. This conference is absolutely FREE!

Planned Activities for Jan. 27th!

Welcome and Introductions

Craft-tastic: Hands-on projects

Displays, Active, Appealing, and Engaging

The Changing Face of Libraries: Shake Up the Perceptions!

Book Trailers Tutorial (Bring a laptop if possible and a favorite children’s book!)

Lunch! Bring your own and enjoy the company of your fellow participants.

Teen Programs: What’s Worked, What’s Working, & What Will Work…

Teen Round Table Talks…Real Live Teens Reflect on Issues They Face in Libraries and Life

Reflections and Wrap-Up

To Register:

  • email Youth Section President, Kat Redniss: kat@brownelllibrary.org
  • or send me a note old-school style at Brownell Library, 12 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452
  • If you have any questions feel free to email or call (802) 878-6956.

Please send me the following info by Jan. 20th (ideally):


Library (if applicable):


Title (if applicable):

Are you a member of VLA?



Thanks so very much!  We can’t wait to see you on the 27th!

Kat Redniss and Amy McMullen

VLA Youth Section President and Vice President