Friends with Benefits

  • With Joanna Nelson Rendón and Rebecca Philipsen
  • Originally aired 12/12/2019
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No, not those kind of benefits! Join us as we walk you through programming designed to help your teens develop their social and emotional skill set. These skills are important for future success, plus the programs that develop them have a variety of helpful side effects! We’ll talk about programming for all budgets and sizes of libraries, everything from Dungeons & Dragons to a Yo-Yo club! We’ll also show you how your summer reading program can address this issue, plus discuss how to take on reluctant admins who are hesitant to greenlight ‘just for fun’ programs.

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About Joanna Nelson Rendón and Rebecca Philipsen

Joanna Nelson Rendón is the Director of Young Adult Services for Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the chair for the Colorado Association of Libraries’ Leadership Development Committee. Joanna loves hiking, salsa dancing, and, of course, reading!

Becca Philipsen is a Senior Librarian in Young Adult Services for Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the mom of a 3 year old that keeps her busy, but in her spare time she likes reading, cultivating an encyclopedic knowledge of ‘The Office,’ baking, and hiking with friends.