How can libraries meet the needs of the underserved tween population? In this webinar, we will discuss ways library staff can create an environment for children ages 8-12, bridge the programming gap between story times and teen nights, and foster a lifelong love for libraries. Over the last two years, Springville Public Library in Springville, Utah has been developing strategies to help tweens feel engaged, connected, and valued as library users. This webinar will present ideas for collection development, programming, and spaces for tweens.

Participants will:
· Discover how to address the needs of their community’s tween population, including addressing gaps in
library services by age group.
· Learn to develop a tween programming plan.
· Understand the factors that go into creating a dynamic tween library space.



Original broadcast November 5, 2919

Biography ~ Lauren Tolman
Lauren Tolman received her Master of Education degree with a literacy emphasis from California State University, Fullerton. Lauren has worked in libraries for 15 years, beginning as a page and progressively moving up in various positions. She currently works as the head of youth services for Springville Public Library in Springville, Utah, where she has been for five years. Springville Library serves a population of 33,000 citizens in a growing community 45 minutes outside of Salt Lake City. It has been named Best of State for five years running, being acknowledged for its service to the community. Lauren’s passion is to serve the youth of Springville and make them feel at home in their library.