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CCBC Workshops

The CCBC presents on new books for children and teens at the annual Wisconsin Library Association, Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association, and Wisconsin State Reading Association conferences.

We are able to do a limited number of regional workshops around Wisconsin in addition to these conferences.

Hosting a CCBC Workshop

Start by checking our "Calendar of Events" for presentations around Wisconsin, or contact CCBC librarian Megan Schliesman (608-262-9503) or to see if we have already committed to a workshop in your part of Wisconsin and with any questions you have about the information that follows.

We ask Wisconsin library systems and Cooperative Educational Services Agencies (CESAs) interested in hosting a CCBC workshop to work collaboratively with one another and other library systems and CESA’s to sponsor a regional hands-on CCBC children’s/young adult literature workshops.  Additional sponsors might include area reading councils as well as school districts or early childhood groups.

Workshop Format Options

CCBC workshops can take place over the course of a single day or over two days. We encourage planners to consider an evening component that might be more accessible to classroom or early childhood teachers, followed by a workshop for librarians/librarians and teachers the next day. 

Workshop/Presentation Content

Below are exmaples of typical presentations/workshops we provide. 

  • Great New Books for Children and/or Teens
  • Collection Development (Facilitated discusion)
  • Intellectual Freedom (prsentation and discussion)

 But we are alwasy open to exploring other book and book-releated topics.

In addition to gearing a book presentation toward a specific audience (e.g., K-5, Gr 6-12, early childhood, public librarians, school libraries), we can also develop other workshop topics toward a specific focus/need.

We are open to exploring ideas for both format and content. Let us know your interests and needs.

CCBC Expectations

Minimum Audience Size:

For a single-day workshop, the CCBC will expect at least 40 advance registrants.  For a two-day workshop, minimum registration requirement is 65 over the two days.  (The workshop may serve different audiences over the course of two days.)

Workshop Promotion

Please promote workshops widely—through the sponsoring agencies (library systems, CESA’s, etc.) and other library/education agencies in the area (e.g., reading councils, school districts, early childhood community if applicable). 


The CCBC will not charge for staff time or workshop content.  The CCBC will require reimbursement for all travel costs, including UW Fleet vehicle and lodging/meals if applicable.


Wisconsin Public Library Systems (map)

Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Service Agencies ( map)

Wisconsin area reading councils


Hands-on Workshop Alternatives

If you can’t plan a collaborative workshop in your region, or if the CCBC is are unable to provide one due to prior commitments, then consider the following options:

1. We are always willing to provide presentations to groups who can come to the CCBC in Madison. 

2. We can explore options for presenting to librarians and/or teachers in your area using distance education.

Contact CCBC librarian Megan Schliesman (608-262-9503) with your questions.

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