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Group project assembly


The Youth Services Subdivision is committed to improving youth library services, promoting quality basic professional education, and encouraging growth through continuing education. Therefore, several times a year, we offer workshops, conferences, and other events through collaborations with the Iowa Library Association and the State Library of Iowa. 

Performer's Showcase

Watch. Connect. Enjoy.

Need help deciding which performers to invite to your library? Look no further than YSS’s Performer’s Showcase.

Music Class
People During Workshop


The Iowa Library Association and the State Library of Iowa host many continuing education opportunities. The topics vary from how to improve your storytime to how to add more DEI to your library and collection.

Pop YS Con (formerly known as the Kids First Conference) is a two-day, biennial conference all about all things youth services. Join us for award-winning keynote speakers, breakout sessions from in-practice librarians, networking with librarians from all across Iowa, and meeting vendors, nonprofits, and government organizations that support your library work, all while you earn Continuing Education credit. Click here to read more on the State Library website.

April 8 & 9, 2024 at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Ames, IA

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