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Youth Services

Public Library Youth Services Consultant

Tessa Schmidt

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

PH: (608) 267-5077

I promote accessible and exceptional public library experiences for children, teens, and families. Equity, literacy, and learning are at the heart of my work. I consult with public library and public school stakeholders; community partners; and interested citizens.

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Projects & Events

Application open for the 2019 Youth Services Development Institute (due April 30, 2019)

Coding Initiative in Wisconsin Public Libraries aims to increase awareness of the whys and hows of coding for library staff and library users of all ages.

Growing Wisconsin Readers was a 2013-2016 early literacy initiative.

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Related Links

Wisconsin School Libraries

The Cooperative Children's Book Center, supported in part by DPI

The Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association blog


For questions about this information, contact Tessa Michaelson Schmidt (608) 267-5077