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CYP is holding its 2nd annual Unconference on Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northtown Library at 711 County Rd. 10 NE, Blaine, MN.

When: 4/24/2015
From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Northtown Anoka County Library
711 County Road 10 NE
Blaine, Minnesota  55434
United States
Contact: Amy Commers

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WHAT: Children and Young People 2nd Annual Unconference 

WHEN: April 24, 2015 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

WHERE: Northtown Anoka County Library, Blaine, MN


What’s an Unconference?
The Children and Young People’s Section of the Minnesota Library Association invites you to our 2nd Annual Unconference event. What’s an Unconference? It’s a conference where we’ll hear from marvelous Minnesota children’s librarians on their areas of expertise. This is a chance to share what we know best, and a place to ask questions and share ideas and best practices.

This year we’re focusing on "Tweens" and afterschool programs, but we hope there will be many future years of Unconferences to allow us to explore technology for kids, teen services, summer reading, and whatever topics are near and dear to you!

Who Should Attend?
This is a day of learning for anyone who cares about children and libraries. That includes children’s librarians, paraprofessionals, and those aspiring to work with kids in libraries!

Call for Volunteers
We would like three volunteers to serve as a Breakout Session leader. Duties would entail making sure notes are taken at the session and keeping the conversation flowing. Please contact Amy Commers ( to volunteer as a Breakout Session leader.

What’s the deal with lunch? That’s up to you! We will not be offering a catered lunch option but there are several restaurants in the area. If you wish to bring your own lunch, there will be access to a refrigerator. 

Registration Information
This conference is FREE to members, and $10 for non-members but we do ask that you let us know you’re coming by registering. A certificate of attendance is available on request, but CEUs are not available for this event.

    • 9:45-10 Arrive/Mingle
    • 10-10:15 Icebreaker
    • 10:15-10:30 What is a Tween? presented by Monica Stratton
    • 10:35-11:20 Breakout #1
    • 11:25-12:10 Breakout #2
    • 12:10-12:15 Organize Lunch Carpools
    • 12:15-1:15 Lunch
    • 12:45-1:15 Maker Break
    • 1:20-1:45 Presentation by Ignite Afterschool
    • 1:50-2:15 Advocate! presented by Gretchen Wronka
    • 2:20-3 Flex Time (We'll see how we're feeling as a group. We may add a third breakout session, or spend time in a large group share) 



Northtown Branch of Anoka County Library

711 County Road 10 NE,
Blaine, MN 55434


Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check in and mingle!



If you have questions, please contact Amy Commers (

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