Now that District Days are in full swing and you have hopefully reached out to your representative, we wanted to provide some resources for you that will help you in your planning! And if you haven’t reached out yet, there’s still time. We hope that these resources will provide some inspiration.
These handouts from YALSA are a great starting point when talk to your representative about libraries and teen services for libraries are not only important but necessary.
What public libraries do for teens..
YALSA’s Legislative Advocacy Guide
Then take a look at YALSA’s wiki page on advocating for more links and resources.
Don’t forget to use one of your best resources that you have, your teens! If you have a Teen Advisory Board then talk to them and see if they have ideas.
And just remember, you don’t have to do something big for District Days. The most important thing is that you reach out to your representative and #act4teens!
Staci Terrell is the Children’s Services Manager at Anderson Public Library in Anderson, Indiana and is the current chair of the YALSA Legislation Committee.