Child & Youth Services Expo 2023

The OPLA Child and Youth Services Committee presents an annual forum for children’s and youth library services staff and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and learn about innovative programs and services in order to provide the best programming for children and youth. This is an archived page of the 2023 event description. For more information about the next event when it’s available, visit the main page.

Child and Youth EXPO 2023 – November 7, 2023 (Virtual)

Open doors, Open minds – Rise Up with Intentional Allyship


Unlock the doors on meaningful and inclusive children’s and youth programming through intentional allyship. Join us as we learn how library programming can play a pivotal role in nurturing future leaders.

This virtual conference will: 

  • Explore how libraries can be a safe, diverse and welcoming spaces for all  
  • Provide tools for creating meaningful programming that communities need  
  • Learn how libraries can create meaningful connections with community partners.
  • Explore childhood developmental milestones

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