About

My name is Amy Koester, and I am a public librarian and a blogger.

I am currently Youth & Family Program Supervisor at Skokie Public Library, where I coordinate a range of programs for kids and their families as well as manage juvenile fiction collections. I also supervise our three part-time program assistants who support programs for all ages. I strive to collaborate to offer services that allow all children to engage with the world and develop their personal interests.

I love being a part of the youth services community, and I share many programs and musings at The Show Me Librarian. Major topics on which I have blogged, presented, and published include STEAM, media mentorship, and developmentally appropriate programming. I am actively involved in ALSC, where I currently serve as the New to ALSC Board Member. I am a board member of the youth services section of LACONI, a training and networking association in northern Illinois, and I am a member of the advisory council for the Our Voices initiative.

3 comments

  1. Barbara Reed

    Thank you for all the information on The Show Me Librarian…I teach preschool in Oak Park Il and am finding out everything I can to help me develop my curriculum aroung STEAM…

  2. Kara

    I started doing Early Literacy Activity Calendars for my department back in December and just saw your blog post on The Show Me Librarian. I love the idea of handing them out to families when they sign up for Summer Reading and posting them on the website! (I took the idea from my kids’ super amazing preschool teacher, and I love that another librarian was as excited to get these into the hands of families!)

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