Susan Schumacher, “21st Century Kids at the DPL”

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Susan Schumacher

Susan Schumacher is the Youth Services Coordinator at the Duluth Public Library, where she has worked with Duluth’s youth since 1997. She has a Masters of Arts Degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was a participant in the Minnesota Library Association’s Institute for Leadership Excellence, 2011. She is a member of the Minnesota Reading Association’s Arrowhead Reading Council where she works collaboratively with many of Duluth’s middle and high school teachers. She has also logged many hours volunteering for school programs and activities. Her greatest joy at work is the time she spends working directly with children and teens.

21st Century Kids at the DPL
By Susan Schumacher

21st century kids have the world at their fingertips. Children under 2 years of age find their favorite app on a smart phone and stay absorbed in it for long periods of time. Elementary school students find information for school reports on the internet. Teens keep busy watching YouTube videos for hours. In contrast, the library may seem…well…dull and unnecessary.

The Duluth Public Library’s Youth Services Staff is prepared to show you why kids don’t see us that way. We’d like to show you why we are so busy on Tuesdays in the summer, why our storytime attendance keeps growing, why our teen area is always full after school, and why this is all so important. Be ready to hear some great stories and have some fun.

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