Youth Services Symposium XIII
Date & Time
Thursday, May 02, 2022 & Friday, May 3, 2022
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sawmill Creek Resort

400 Sawmill Creek
Huron, Ohio
Register Below:

CEU Credits:12
Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2022
Limit: 100
Registered Now: 0
Make your library and the Youth Services area a fun and exciting place kids actually want to come to! Attend our two-day symposium and learn how to create a cool library for children. You’ll learn a bunch of hot tips from the pros, including room design and decoration, marketing your library and its services and programs, and especially fun programming ideas. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear colleagues from Ohio libraries describe why they think their library is cool.

From the design of the children’s area which provides a fun and inviting atmosphere, to easy-to-make decorations, to adding toys to the library to attract the tiniest of patrons, you’ll learn and play with the experts on making a fun and exciting environment. As a bonus, enjoy hearing one of our country’s best musical performers for children.

A CAMLS, NOLA, and NORWELD sponsored event

Intended Audience
Children/Youth Services librarians and staff
Key Takeaways
  • Fun, new programming ideas
  • Exchange ideas with Youth Services colleagues from Ohio libraries
  • Design an exciting, inviting children''s area
  • Marketing tips for your library''s children''s services
  • Learn to make decorations with ease
  • Toys that attract and engage the kids
Youth Service Professionals:
James Keller, Program Director, Library Planning & Design, has over 16 years of experience in architecture, interior design, and construction management. He is especially known for his library designs that are both inviting and functional for children and families.

Musical Performer Jack Grunsky’s fun-filled participatory presentation highlight a special selection of his songs, chants and unique world beat instruments from his award winning recordings for children. His recordings for children have received the most prestigious awards in children’s media.

Judith Jewer, President of has been immersed in new media production, marketing and design since 1994. She has produced, marketed and designed many web sites, including The Kids Marketing Web Resource for Marketers to Young People. Kids Marketing is the foremost online resource for the youth marketing community.

Once featured in People magazine, Rick Davis is the author of three books on the subject of totally useless skills. He is also a performer whose credits include Disney World, Broadway, Ringling Brother’s Circus, HBO, The TODAY Show and The White House.