Take Five! An Ohio Youth Services Day of Dialogue and Discovery

The Allen County Museum and the Lima Public Library
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The second annual Take Five! event, Take 5: Take Two, featured a presentation and conversation with Julie Scordato (Columbus Metropolitan Library) and Shelly Casto (Wexner Center for the Arts) about the Columbus Learning Labs project inspired by Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia 21st-century youth-powered learning lab.

Attendees also enjoyed an engaging discussion on Common Core State Standards and student/family engagement, an inspiring talk about collaboration and STEM from the museum perspective, the experiences of two ILMS National Medal finalists, and a welcome and introduction to the Allen County Museum and to the Children’s Garden.  Attendees networked and discussed issues from trends in teen culture to creating “stickiness”, with youth advocates from all our fields – public libraries, school libraries, museums and arts.

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The April 24, 2013 event was made possible by the generous support of the Allen County Museum, the Lima Public Library, and the Lima/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau. This event was also supported in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.