Teen and Youth Services Committee

The PALS Plus Teen and Youth Services Committee will seek to foster support and inform PALS Plus membership staff programming, collection development, advocacy, and general issues impacting youth and teen services in PALS Plus libraries.

The Teen and Youth Services Committee's charges for 2022:

  • Explore the issues effecting teen and youth services in PALS Plus libraries and seek ways, through workshops, information sources, etc. to support staff working with children and teens
  • Host a workshop on a topic of relevance to PALS Plus teen and youth services libraries
  • Coordinate a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten party
  • Coordinate the sharing of programs ideas and resources among teen and youth services staff
  • Explore marketplace for ReadSquared replacement, if no longer supported by NJSL
  • Provide guidance to Digital Services Committee in the acquisition of young adult and juvenile content
  • Identify best practices and tools for virtual programming
  • Identify needs and coordinate Pop-up Workshops

Current Membership:
Linda Belen (First Co-Chair) - Little Falls
Aleksandra Brittain (Second Co-Chair) - Ringwood
Jenna Ingham (Vice-Chair) - Verona
Denise Carrozza - Wanaque
Kristen Churchill - Caldwell
Janet Crane - Ringwood
Melissa Dunn - Wayne
Emily Dzuback - Haledon
Heather Nilsen - Clifton
Donna O’Handon - Wanaque
Kristen Piccolo - Bloomingdale
Sara Rappa - Woodland Park
Juliana Schicho - Clifton
Annemarie Shapiola - Totowa

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Programs & Workshops

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