Library Programs for Teens with Disabilities: A Workshop Co-sponsored by Minitex and MELSA

Join us for a morning of learning about serving teens with disabilities in your library. Public libraries have a mission to serve and include all members of the community, including teens with disabilities.  Renee Grassi, Joe Houlihan, and Gao Yang will help you learn more about this topic by sharing their own experience serving teens and young adults with disabilities in public libraries. In this half-day workshop, participants will learn how to build positive relationships with teens and their caregivers, acquire inclusive customer service strategies, and hear about effective programming ideas to welcome this audience to the library.

The event will be held at Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN  55430, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

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Beth Staats

Beth is one of three Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarians with Minitex. She holds a BA in History from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  You can reach her by phone at 612-624-7873 or email at