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YLG Conference 2014- Readers for Life

Youth Libraries Group

Friday, 17 October 2014 at 09:00 - Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 18:00

YLG Conference 2014- Readers for Life

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member-Early Bird (full residential)   more info Ended £360.00 £0.00
Member- Full Conference Residential   more info Ended £426.00 £0.00
Member- Full Conference Non-Residential   more info Ended £324.00 £0.00
Member- Friday only NOT including dinner   more info Ended £180.00 £0.00
Member- Friday only INCLUDING CKG dinner   more info Ended £204.00 £0.00
Member- Saturday only   more info Ended £180.00 £0.00
Non-Member- Early Bird (full residential)   more info Ended £384.00 £0.00
Non-Member- Full Conference Residential   more info Ended £462.00 £0.00
Non-Member- Full Conference Non-Residential   more info Ended £354.00 £0.00
Non-Member- Friday only NOT including dinner   more info Ended £204.00 £0.00
Non-Member- Friday INCLUDING CKG dinner   more info Ended £228.00 £0.00
Non-Member- Saturday only   more info Ended £204.00 £0.00
Full Conference- Committee Member   more info Ended £300.00 £0.00

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Event Details

Booking closes on the 14th September.

*After this date, no refunds will be give.*

If you would like to book a room for either the Thursday or the Saturday night, please contact the Radisson directly and ask for Dawn Waldock

Meeting & Events Co-ordinator

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Readers for Life: From Decoding to Enjoying

YLG Conference 2014

Readers for life: from decoding to enjoying. This conference will be looking at how we help children to make the transition from the thrill of realising they can decode the words on the page, to the joy of reading for pleasure. It has been demonstrated time and again that reading for pleasure has a huge impact upon the educational outcomes for any child, and although time and resources are spent (quite rightly) on pre-school library activities to introduce children to sharing stories and handling books, primary aged children don’t always receive the same attention, yet they are at a vulnerable stage of reading development – this is the time when they will decide for themselves whether they are “a reader” or not. We can help and support the children, their parents, and their teachers. This conference will help us to understand how we can support emerging readers, as well as offering practical advice and problem solving for hot topics such as internet safety.

The conference programme is jam packed, so we have negotiated reduced rates of £89 per night for conference delegates who wish to stay in the hotel (Radisson Blu, Durham) on Thursday and/or Saturday night. Durham is a beautiful city, and a short trip away from Seven Stories. Just ring the hotel and let them know you are a YLG conference delegate to ensure the reduced rate AND the same room for the duration of your stay.

Friday 17th October

8.30 – 9.00  Registration.  Quarto Group sponsored Tea and coffee
9.00            Welcome to the day

9.20            Esme Green Memorial lecture. Prue Goodwin – Creating Readers
10.10          Workshop 1
10.55           Celebrate Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book ‘Opal Plumstead’ with Random House Children’s Publishers
11.25            Meet Michael Grant (Egmont)
11.45            Supporting Reading for Pleasure in Underachieving Children – Dr Clare Wood
12.30           Lunch & Exhibition launch
13.30           Meet Sally Green ((Puffin)
13.50           Making them laugh: using humour to unlock a love of reading. Author panel with Harry Oulton (Hot Key), Jonathan Meres (Hachette), Dave Cousins (OUP), Jackie Buckle (Curious Fox), Jeff Norton (Faber)
14.45           Meet Elizabeth Laird  (Macmillan)
15.20           Workshop 2
16.05           Macmillan Classics tea break (Macmillan)
16.35           Author panel – tales retold: Sam Gayton (Andersen); Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln); Adam Gidwitz (Andersen) David Roberts (Macmillan)
17.20           Sally Gardner (Orion) & David Roberts (Macmillan) in conversation about ‘Tinder’
17.50           Free time/exhibition
19.00           Medal presentation
19.30           Dinner
                   Presentation of Honorary membership
                   After dinner speaker Mal Peet

Saturday 18th October

8.00 – 9.00  Rise and Shine with DFB: Join David Fickling Books for a coffee and the chance to hear about their 2014 books.
8.30 – 9.00  Registration and coffee for day delegates
9.00            Welcome to the day & YLG AGM followed by David Almond (Hatchette)
10.00           WWI – bringing history to the younger reader: Marcia Williams (Walker), Megan Rix (Puffin), Morris Gleitzman (Puffin) Tom Palmer (Barrington Stoke), Kate Saunders (Faber)
10.45           Coffee & Cupcakes sponsored by Curious Fox & The Baking Life of Amelie Day
11.15            Reading for All - Wendy Cooling
12.00           The appeal of stage set stories for young readers - Michelle Magorian & Lyn Gardner (Troika Books)
12.30           Lunch sponsored by Hot Key
13.30           Bereavement: engaging with young readers on difficult topics – Heather Butler (LittleBrown)
14.25           Workshop 3
15.10            Tea sponsored by Orchard Books
15.45           The Hybrid space - merging Physical and Digital spaces - Liz McGettigan BA MCILIP ACMI FRSA Director of Digital Experiences.
16.30           Internet awareness author panel – Jeanne Willis (Andersen); Amanda Swift & Jennifer Gray (Quercus)
17.00           Close

Workshop 1 
Books in translation: Outside in World 
Children’s university: Katharine Reed, Sunderland Children's University Manager 
Fairy tales: Adam Gidwitz talks about fairy tales and their place in modern society. 
Summer Reading Challenge workshops – Lynne Taylor, Anne Sarrag and case studies.The Summer Reading Challenge – making sure we’re making a difference. 
Internet Safety for Kids - Steve Arkley; Durham Agency Against Crime

Workshop 2 

Diverse Voices: celebrating cultural diversity in British children’s books. Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books. 
Chatterbooks workshop – Prof Clare Wood, Coventry University and Lynne Taylor. Running successful children’s reading groups. 
Poetry: CLPE Poetry Award, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education 
Save the Children’s UK literacy work: hear from Save the Children’s UK Policy team on their UK literacy work and recent launch 
Internet Safety for Kids - Steve Arkley; Durham Agency Against Crime 

Workshop 3 
The Big Debate: Children don’t need books or libraries – it’s all on the internet. 
Seeing the wood for the trees – how to select the best titles on a limited budget. 
International books and disability: Outside in World 
Engaging the next generation customer with augmented reality and gamification: Liz McGettigan BA MCILIP ACMI FRSA Director of Digital Experiences 
Internet Safety for Kids - Steve Arkley; Durham Agency Against Crime 

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 Looking forward to seeing you all at conference!

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When & Where

Radisson Blu Durham
Frankland Lane
DH1 5TA Durham
United Kingdom

Friday, 17 October 2014 at 09:00 - Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 18:00

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Youth Libraries Group

The Youth Libraries Group of CILIP is the organisation of choice for librarians, information professionals and all those working with or interested in children's and young people's books, reading development, the promotion of libraries and reading for pleasure.

Our nearly 2000 members come from a wide range of workplaces - public libraries, schools, school library services, colleges, universities and early years settings. We also welcome and have many student, non-working and international members.

With twelve groups across the United Kingdom we form one of the largest and liveliest special interest groups in CILIP.

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