Welcome to the online presence of the Butler Children's Literature Center, housed in Dominican's SOIS and generously supported by the Butler Family Foundation. Here, we run Butler Book Banter (B3), a book discussion group; host an annual lecture; and invite anyone interested in books for youth to visit us during our open hours (Summer 2019 hours: Monday through Thursday 12-5 p.m.) or contact us for an appointment.
As librarians and teachers serving youth, it’s in our jobs and in our natures to care for the kids in our communities. But how do we do that without burn-out and compassion fatigue? How do we stay at our best to give our best?
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Join Regina Townsend, from the Forest Park Public Library, to discuss self-care strategies for individuals and organizations and ways you can create a culture of mental health in your library.
When: Saturday May 11, 2019 from 1pm-3pm
Where: Butler Children’s Literature Center–Dominican University–Crown 214
Join Elizabeth Lynch of Addison Public Library and Kelly MacGregor of Berwyn Public Library for an in-depth look at how they worked to improve service for the teens at their library and a discussion of how you can too.
Children and Young Adults growing up in Spanish-speaking households can encounter unique barriers to academic and social-emotional growth. Addison Public Library surveyed nearly 400 residents with the help of the ALA Diversity Research Grant to get a richer picture of the assets and needs of youth in bilingual homes. Their findings led them to develop new ways of approaching programming and services for bilingual youth. Find out more about the process for collecting useful community data and how you can replicate successful programs in your library.
When: Saturday February 9, 2019 from 11am — 1pm
Where: Butler Children’s Literature Center — Dominican University, Crown Rm 214
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/4/19 to reserve a seat