Children's Services Committee
 Meetings and Agendas
 CCPL meetings open to CAMLS members  

 Purpose: The purpose of the Children's Services Committee to provide a formal structure through which CAMLS area children's librarians can act to
enhance the quality of library service to children in the CAMLS area by:

  • providing continuing education opportunities;
  • sharing information and ideas;
  • increasing visibility of library service to children;
  • improving collection development and maintenance;
  • promoting children's literature and literacy.

Approved by the CAMLS Board of Trustees March 7, 1983.

 Web Resources:

Child Trend's Indicators of children's well-being
Childsafe Search Engine

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2001-2002 meetings and programs - open to all staff from CAMLS member libraries
Meeting times: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Date : Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Topic : Intergenerational Programming "Program Ideas That Really Work and Some That Don't
Speaker(s): Barbara Gillespie, Outreach Manager, MCDL
Location : Medina County District Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina, OH
Description :
Please bring intergenerational programs to share with group
Meeting Agenda
Date : Monday, December 10, 2001 * (Joint Meeting With Young Adults)
Topic : N-b-"tween" Your Library Stacks: Issues of "Tweens", what area do they fall in Your Library, and What is Out There to Keep Them Coming Back".
Speaker(s): TBA
Location :
Cuyahoga County Public Library - Administration Building
Description: A joint committee meeting with the Young Adults Committee on. Addressing the issues librarians are facing with patrons who fall "N-B-Tween" the Children's and YA departments. Also, a heads up with the current literature out to attract the attention of this group (grades 4-6).
Date : Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Topic : Student Volunteers and Your Library Programs
Speaker(s):  Diane Corey, Children's Services Associate, Rocky River Public Library
Location : Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Rd., Rocky River, Ohio
Description:  Program: Information Sharing: Please bring information on your student volunteers

CuyahogaCounty Public Library's Children Services Department Meetings 2001

CCPL's Children Services department has generously invited CAMLS committee members to attend any of CCPL's Children's programs in 2001

Thursday, February 15, 2001. Staff will be presented with Alternative School Age Programs for children in grades 4-6. This program will be open to any interested individuals from public or school libraries.

Friday, March 23, 2001. A Storytelling workshop will be lead by a well-known storyteller. Registration will be limited. It will not open until March 2001. The evening of March 23rd we will hold a storytelling concert which will be open to the public.

Wednesday, September 6, 2001. A workshop on Book Talking and Readers Advisory Service will be held. We expect to have a well-known presenter leading this program.

Friday, November 16th. The annual Celebrating Books 2001 will be held and will feature poetry as its theme.

2001-2002 Committee Officers
Chair: Marilyn Sobotincic, Medina County District Library
Secretary: Fran Homa, Rocky River Public Library
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