Spring Institute for Youth Services 2023

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Spring Institute for Youth Services 2023 Special Events

Wednesday Welcome Reception

6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 29
Petite Ballroom

Are you arriving to Ann Arbor the night before the conference? Join MLA in the Petite Ballroom for a welcome reception. Light hors d’oeuvres and drink tickets will be provided.



8:30 AM - 3:15 PM Thursday, March 30
10:00 - 1:45 AM Friday, March 31
Pre-function Space

The 2023 Onsite bookstore is brought to us courtesy of Booksweet in Ann Arbor. Copies of books from our keynote speaker, Kyle Lukoff, along with a plethora of items and gifts will be available for purchase. Located near registration in the conference center lobby on Thursday and Friday.


Performer Showcase

12:00 - 1:30 PM Thursday, March 30
Michigan Ballroom

Michigan Humanities has sponsored four performers to join us during our lunch hour. They might be just what you need to enhance your future library programming. Not in charge of programming? Just enjoy the show!

Doug SheerDoug Scheer
Scheer Genius Assembly Shows, STEAM Assemblies




Baffling BillBaffling Bill




Larry CastleberryLarry Castleberry




Beverly the Music LadyBeverly The Music Lady
Children's Music Performer





A2 Scavenger Hunt

6:00 - 9:00 PM Thursday, March 30

Teams of 1-5 are encouraged to register with the Scavr App and snap pics downtown to earn points. Prizes for winning teams! Winners will be announced on Friday morning. Maps and guides are available at the registration desk. Shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and downtown Ann Arbor with stops at Pinball Pete’s Arcade and Ann Arbor District Library between 6:00 - 9:00pm. Explore downtown and enjoy some dinner with your peers.

Scavr Registration Link

Interactive Google Map

Instructions Link

Dining Around Ann Arbor


Trivia Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 PM Friday, March 31
Michigan Ballroom

Friday’s lunch will feature some friendly competition with a table versus table interactive trivia challenge. You and your teammates will debate the most popular answers given to survey questions similar to Family Feud but with multiple teams. Winners take home bragging rights, but everyone leaves a networking champion!


T-Shirt Fundraiser

For every shirt purchased, MLA will donate $5 to the MLA Equity Fund. Shirts will be available for pick-up at the registration desk. Please note, shirts purchased after February 24 may not arrive in time for the event. If you have already registered, but would like to purchase a t-shirt, please contact us at [email protected] or (517) 394-2774. Learn more about the MLA Equity Fund at milibraries.org/mla-equity-fund


Uniting the Michigan Library Community

MLA is proud to partner with organizations serving the library community.

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