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Solar Eclipse Glasses and Resources

August 16th 2017

Hi, Everyone, I’ve been asked a number of times over the past several days where to get the solar eclipse glasses. If your library didn’t get any through Star_Net, (who has reported that they have distributed 2 million free eclipse glasses and 4,000 education kits to over 7,000 library locations (public libraries, state libraries, book mobiles, tribal libraries),  there are other places selling them, while supplies last, including Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, 7-Eleven, ToysRUs, and Best-Buy. I don’t know if ...Continue Reading

Water Safety Tips for Children with Autism

August 16th 2017

FYI, Just sharing this information with you. * * *NJ Department of Children and Families Reminds Parents, Caregivers to Keep Kids Safe Near Water!* *Parents/Caregivers of Children with Autism Encouraged to Take Special Precautions* * * There are few things kids enjoy more on hot summer days than cooling off in the pool, lake, river, or ocean. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) reminds adults to keep children safe in or near water. Along with the New Jersey Chapter, American Aca ...Continue Reading

Eclipse program ideas

August 15th 2017

Eclipse program ideas I held a pre-eclipse program today that went very well -- we had a total of 140 participants in two programs - one geared to ages 3-6 and another to Kdg-4th graders (though we had some overlap).  Since many other libraries may be planning programs for this coming week (or might want to have some crafts on hand in case Monday's weather turns inclement) I thought I'd share the plans.http://carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/2017/08/celebrate-great-american-eclipse-2017.htmlFeel free to contact me if ...Continue Reading

Survey open for 2017 Summer Reading Program Statistics in Public Libraries

August 14th 2017

Please excuse cross-postings *Summer Reading 2017 Survey Open* We are using _Google Forms_ for you to report your summer reading statistics for your public library summer reading  programs. Don't forget to print a copy of your statistics for your own records before submitting it! The link for this survey is also posted on the  _NJ Summer  Reading website_. Our final report of all the public libraries' statistics requires only the total number of books read. If your library keeps tr ...Continue Reading

Free EBSCO Database Training

August 11th 2017

FYI, EBSCO is offering free webinar training. Two sessions are available for each topic. *NoveList and NoveList K-8* NoveList is a comprehensive reader’s advisory service, including expert reading recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more. This session will review key features and functions, including searching and browsing by title, genre, award winners, “read-alikes”. We will also review other NoveList resources, including discussion guides, promotional materials, and common core support. Tuesday, Au ...Continue Reading

Scholarship Opportunity to Attend 2017 Futures Conference

August 8th 2017

Scholarship Opportunity to Attend 2017 Futures Conference* Thanks to a generous grant award from the Council of State Library Agencies in the Northeast (COSLINE), the New Jersey State Library is offering a $500 scholarship to a librarian or library staff member working in a New Jersey library (school, academic, special, public, etc.)  to attend the Library Futures Conference taking place at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, September 25-26, 2017. The scholarship will cover the cost o ...Continue Reading

Statewide events calendar with fun NJ events

August 8th 2017

FYI, /The State Library is providing this information for informational purposes only and is not endorsing this organization or product./// FunNewJersey (http://www.funnewjersey.com/) is an online website that has a directory of fun events happening in New Jersey. They have an events calendar that receives about 37,000 unique visitors monthly. ·         https://events.funnewjersey.com/ - this includes an online store that features only New Jersey related gifts and pr ...Continue Reading

Summit PL F/T Librarian, Youth Services, 35.5 hrs/wk

August 4th 2017

FYI, Just passing along a job posting: One year temporary position with opportunity for renewal of contract or permanent position. Description:  Seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, and creative librarian to provide reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons in a very busy Youth Services department. An existing knowledge of children’s literature is desirable as is an abiding interest in children and young adults. Strong programming skills required including knowledge and interest in running a makers ...Continue Reading

question on grants

August 3rd 2017

Hi Sharon, Wondering if you could steer me in the right place. Our library is considering moving locations but would need big financial help. Are there any NJ grants that would be appropriate for us. We would be moving to a Historical Building within the same town. Thank you. Debbie Drachman ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The following information is a reminder of your current mailing list subscription: You are subscribed to NJYAC using exam...@example.com. You may ...Continue Reading

Survey information needed by STAR_Net to assist with future exhibit programming

August 3rd 2017

Hi, Everyone, Many of you may have taken advantage of the message I shared with you in March about STAR_Net’s sunglasses program to view to upcoming solar eclipse. I’m sharing this information with you in hopes that some of you may fill out this survey to assist STAR_Net in future exhibitions. If you have questions, please contact Keliann. Thanks. ~Sharon The STAR_Net team is proud to partner with the /Universe of Learning/ program to offer an innovative exhibit program to public libraries and their partn ...Continue Reading
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