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What's MI KidLib? 
Inspired by the annual KidLibCamp event hosted by the Darien Library (CT), 3 Michigan youth librarians decided to host an unconference here in our home state. 

What's an unconference??
An unconference means that the attendees vote AT the unconference on what the topics of discussion will be. We'll take your list of suggestions ahead of time and take a quick vote during the welcome session at 10 a.m. 

So whether you're into preschool STEAM activities, makerspaces, or storytimes, you can have a say in what we talk about! Please suggest a topic!  If you're willing to help lead one of the group discussions, please note that too. 


How do I register? 
Registration is open now! And the unconference registration is totally FREE. But please bring some cash for lunch as we plan to have food delivered. 
 
Schedule
9:00-10:00 Registration 
10:00 Welcome and Session Voting
10:30-11:15 Break-Out Session #1
11:30-12:30 Break-out Session #2
12:30-1:30 Lunch and Guerilla Storytime
1:45 Break-Out Session #3
2:45 Feedback and Sharing Session

All preregistered attendees will receive a signed certificate of attendance, but CEUS are not available. 

Carpooling? 
We plan to help arrange carpools among people who will be coming from similar locations. We will be in touch with attendees who indicate an interest in carpooling when they register.

Social Media
Please livetweet! We're using the hashtag #MIkidlib14.

More questions? 
Shoot Anne Clark an email: anne@sotomorrowblog.com 

Who's Invited

Current and aspiring youth services staff members in the state of Michigan and beyond. That includes (public or school)  librarians, paraprofessionals, library school students, or anyone who cares about working with kids and teens in a library setting!

When

Friday, February 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where

Main Branch, Clinton-Macomb Public Library
40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., MI 48038

Free parking is available in the library's lot. If needed, additional parking is available next door at City Hall (3 minute walk).  

  

Map of CMPL Main Branch

 
Staying overnight? 
We anticipate most people will day trip it to the unconference. If you're planning to stay longer, Lisa suggests the following hotels: 

Concorde Inn-- 5 minutes off I-94 and about 10 minutes from the library. 

Holiday Inn Express--Right off I-94 and 10 minutes from the library.

Detroit/Utica Hyatt--Mall adjacent!