Children and Teen Services (CATS) Interest Group

Children and Teen Services Division


Our purpose is to provide a forum for all library staff who serve children and teens to share ideas while working together to fill the need of consistently providing excellent services to patrons from birth to 18 and their caregivers throughout the state of Colorado.

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CATS Spring Workshop (formerly Winter Workshop)
May 11, 2020
Library 21C
Click here to register.

90 Minute Sessions:

Connected Learning: Linking Teen Interests & Opportunity
Presenters: Beth Crist & Catherine Boddie

Growing Libraries Together: A Discussion About Early Learning in Colorado Libraries
Presenters: Kate Brunner, Melody Garcia, & Gail Yerbic

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Learns to Read, Then It's Educational: How did we get to be this way as a profession?
Presenter: Lu Benke

45 Minute Sessions:

Hang out and mess around: transforming teen spaces with passive programming
Presenter: Julie Graf and Becca Hugues

Science Programs for the non-Scientist
Presenter: Carol Scheer

Roll For Initiative: Dungeons and Dragons at Your Library
Presenter: Cory Reimers

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
Presenter: Teresa Allen

Twinkle All the Way
Presenter: Shelley Prellwitz and Keri Hockett

I'll Take "Best Books and Toys for Babies" for $1000, Please
Presenters: SarahEllen Hickle and Alanna Jones

Code Like a Girl: Fostering Equity in Colorado STEM Programming
Presenter: Ellie Canter

Lightning Lessons: Bringing the Library to Elementary Classrooms
Presenters: Betty McDonald and Carol Scheer

For a full description of sessions, please click here.


Children and Teen Services (CATS) Leadership Group
CATS Member-At-Large
Tiffanie Wick
Western Colorado University

CATS Past Chair
Cameron Riesenberger
Pikes Peak Library District