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2022 MLA Youth Services Spring Training

  • 25 Apr 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Scenic Regional Library - Union Branch


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MLA Youth Services Spring Training

Presented by the Youth Services Community of Interest, our Spring Training is a flexible, personable way to engage in topics that matter to you and your library. The morning will include two, large group sessions that focus on the social and emotional development of children. The afternoon will consist of three breakout, small group sessions that will be led by you, the attendees. Share your unique knowledge and learn from your amazing peers across the state! 

As this is an in-person event, masks will be required to be worn at all times. 

Scenic Regional Library - Union Branch

251 Union Plaza Dr. 

Union, MO 63084

Registration Cost

  • MLA Member - Free
  • Non-Member - $10 lunch fee

Payment must be received in advance of the event. Payment can be made online via PayPal (no PayPal account required) or via check to the below address:

Missouri Library Association

1190 Meramec Station Rd. Suite 207

Ballwin, MO 63021

Cancellations and refunds are available up to Wednesday, April 20, 2022. After that there will be no refunds offered as we will have already ordered the food. To request a refund please email 


Check-in begins at 9 am with the first session beginning at 10 am.


Lessons from Mister Rogers: Preparing Kids Socially and Emotionally for Kindergarten

Presented by Jonathan Shoff, St. Charles City-County Library

While librarians have long helped kids with early literacy and motor skill development, Lessons from Mister Rogers emphasizes topics to prepare children socially and emotionally for school. This session will cover kindness, self-care, being a friend, respecting all living things, being brave, managing anger, and what to expect at school.

Using Picture Books to Cope and Grow

Presented by April Roy, Kansas City Public Library

ALA Notable Children's Books Committee Member, April Roy, will share some of the best picture books of 2021 that will help young people cope, escape, feel proud, and advocate. The workshop will include tips for dialogic reading, fun activity ideas, and more. All participants will leave with free books! 

Sponsored by the Youth Services Community of Interest (YSCI), Missouri Library Association.


a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization operating to promote library service, the profession of librarianship, and cooperation among all types of libraries and organizations concerned with library service in the State of Missouri. Founded in 1900, MLA is proudly beginning a second century of service.

Contact us:

1190 Meramec Station Road

Suite 207 | Ballwin, MO  63021

+1 (800) 969-6562 ext 4

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