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Free Leap into Science Training offered 1-13-20, Williamstown, NJ

November 25th 2019

Please excuse cross postings   FYI, *_ _* *_Free Leap into Science Training Offered, Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Monroe Township Free Public Library (Gloucester County)_* The state leadership team consisting of staff from the NJ State Library, NJ Makers Day and the Newark Museum are offering a free training on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 10:30 am-2:30 pm at the Free Public Library of Monroe Township in Williamstown, NJ for Cohort Year 2 of this initiative. The training focuses on the concept of win ...Continue Reading

Concerns with 2020 CSLP Artwork in Public Libraries - Please Read This Message

November 21st 2019

Please excuse cross-postings   Hello, Everyone,   I have an important message to send to all of you who are in public libraries and who participate in the CSLP summer reading program. I recently sent out the 2020 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) incentives catalogs to everyone. Upon reviewing the numerous materials in the manual and catalog, it has come to my attention that the 2020 artwork is problematic for many reasons. In particular, the poster artwork for all age groups – early literacy, child ...Continue Reading

Playaway Launchpads

November 20th 2019

Hi, everyone, We have had a request for Playaway Launchpads at our library, and I see that a number of libraries offer them. If you have them, are they popular? Do they circulate a lot? I'm on the fence about these - I like that they are sturdy and will hold up during circulation, but they are expensive, and now studies are showing that screen time as a preschooler can be a hindrance to later learning. Plus, every student in our township is issued a Chrome tablet in school (this is also done in a neighboring town where ...Continue Reading

NJASL's commercial campaign to advocate for school library media specialists!

November 14th 2019

FYI, Exciting news! After a year-long effort, in partnership with NJEA, NJASL is being featured in three separate commercials to bring the message of the importance of school library media specialists to a statewide audience. They have done a great job in the videos of promoting the wonderful work they are doing on behalf of their students and school librarians across New Jersey. Iveth Mollinedo English versionIveth Mollinedo Spanish versionDee Venuto   (I saw one of the commercials on PBS last night during the ...Continue Reading

craft supply losses

November 13th 2019

Hi, I’m wondering how other libraries handle craft supplies walking away from the program room.   We have a drop in craft in our program room as a passive program.  Scissors, glue sticks, markers are there to use for the craft.  It was never an issue but lately items are walking away.  Any suggestions? Thanks, *Joyce Murphy**,*** *Principal Library Assistant, Children's Department* Middletown Township Public Library 55 New Monmouth Road Middletown, NJ 07748 jmur...@mtpl.org *732-671-3700x340** ...Continue Reading

NJ SNAP Awareness Week - November 10th - 16th

November 11th 2019

NJ SNAP is New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that can help our friends, family and neighbors with lower incomes afford the groceries they need to feed their families. We are bringing special attention to SNAP during this season of giving where much attention is focused on the importance of food, fellowship and community. Far too many New Jerseyans struggle to put food on the table for themselves and their families. Today, nearly 900,000 New Jersey residents are food insecure, meaning they do not h ...Continue Reading

Apply for Ready to Code Mini-Grants - Deadline November 18th

November 6th 2019

Hi, Everyone, ALA is opening a call for applications for $300 mini-grants to school and public libraries to facilitate an Hour of Code activity for youth using Google’s CS First Hour of Code activity. Libraries Ready to Code, an ALA initiative sponsored by Google, aims to ensure libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking and computer science among our nation’s youth. To apply for a mini-grant, visit the Ready to Code website. The deadline is ...Continue Reading

LibraryCon Live - November 6th

November 4th 2019

FYI, ** (I attended this last year and it was a lot of fun! ~Sharon) ** *LibraryCon Live - Wednesday, November 6th* *A Virtual Festival for Librarians, Book Nerds, and Fans of Graphic Novels, SF, and Fantasy* ** LibraryCon Live! is a free, completely virtual conference—no traveling and no cost! Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for our third annual LibraryCon Live! We're excited to offer a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending sp ...Continue Reading

Apply for ALA Library Census Equity Fund Mini-Grant

November 4th 2019

FYI,   The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants. *Applications are *due Nov. 22*.*   ALA will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census.    All types of libraries and library organizations are eligible to apply (e.g., public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, tribal libraries, state library agencies, Library ...Continue Reading

Grant opportunities & other news

October 28th 2019

FYI, *Maureen Hayes Award Application Open* Applications are now open for the Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award was established with funding from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing in honor of Maureen Hayes to bring together children and nationally recognized authors and illustrators by funding an author/illustrator visit to a library. The applications are due Nov.15, 2019. Great Books Giveaway The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is acc ...Continue Reading
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