Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
Thursday, September 29 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Believe It. Build It. This Book Can Help You Offer Amazing Programs for Youth at Your Library

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Out-of-school time programming is growing in libraries by leaps and bounds! At last, Minnesota has a blueprint to help you offer more effective afterschool and summer programs for youth. Believe It. Build It. is a guidebook that brings together librarians, youth workers and afterschool care providers around a common language and research-based practices. Learn about building quality into your programs from the out-of-school time experts who are part of Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s afterschool network.


Eric Billiet, Expanded Learning Education Specialist, MN Department of Education

Eric Billiet is the Expanded Learning Education Specialist and a member of the Health Promotion and Youth Development Team for the Minnesota Department of Education. Eric helps schools and community organizations develop and implement high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities... Read More →

Jennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator, State Library Services, MN Department of Education

Jennifer Verbrugge is the Library Program and Partnership Coordinator for State Library Services at the Minnesota Department of Education. She oversees the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy) grant program and statewide programs for youth, such as the 90-Second Newbery and Libraries... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Lake Superior Ballroom L