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Garden State Book Awards

February 17th 2017

Garden State Book Awards Please excuse any cross postings PRESS RELEASE:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/17/2017 The Young Adult Services Section and the Children’s Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association are happy to announce the winners of the Garden State Book Awards for 2017.  Our winners were chosen by the children and teens of New Jersey. Early Reader _My New Friend is So Fun _by Mo Willems Hyperion Fiction _Sisters_ by Raina Telgemeier Graphix Imprint of Scholastic Fiction ...Continue Reading

Supervising Librarian, Children's Services Dept - Piscataway Public Library

February 17th 2017

Supervising Librarian, Children's Services Dept - Piscataway Public Library Please excuse cross posting. ​Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services DepartmentDescription: Under supervision of the Associate Director, the Supervising Librarian is responsible for the development and coordination of Children’s Services within Piscataway Public Library, including on-site library service at the Kennedy and Westergard Branches, virtual service via the Library’s web site and other online platforms, and outreach services at v ...Continue Reading

Windows-1252 Apply to host children’s math and science story time (MASST) series

February 17th 2017

Please excuse cross-postings * * *Math and Science Story Time (MASST) Series – Deadline to Apply, Friday, March 3, 2017* The NJ State Library and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University are partnering to offer 10 public libraries the opportunity to participate in the /Math and Science Story Times (MASST) Series:/*/ /*/Bringing math and science to life through reading and art for preschoolers in a community-based setting/, a STEM initiative that serves the Spanish-speaking ...Continue Reading

Crosswicks Library celebrating its 200th birthday

February 17th 2017

FYI, From Beethoven to Bruce! Yes, the Crosswicks Library, founded in 1817 has been sharing books since the time before Beethoven completed his ninth symphony until well after Bruce Springsteen belted out “Born in the USA”.  And this year the song we will be singing is “Happy Birthday” to our library as it celebrates its 200th year. For nearly 150 years the Crosswicks Library moved from home to home along Main Street, and was run by an eager group of volunteers. Today this historic library resides in the old ...Continue Reading

Harp artists on tour are in NJ in April

February 15th 2017

Hi EverybodyGrainne Hambly & William Jackson, Masters of the Celtic Harp, will be coming over from Ireland in April for a month-long tour and will be traversing through NJ a few times on their way to gigs up in New England. They’ll be ending their tour at the New Jersey Folk Festival on April 29. Quite a few libraries hosted them for concerts when they were here on tour last Spring and last summer for the Somerset Folk Harp Festival.  I have some open dates on their calendar: April 10, April 11, April 20, Apr ...Continue Reading

Registration open for March 2017 Summer Reading Workshops

February 10th 2017

Please excuse cross postings It’s time to start thinking warm thoughts.  The summer reading workshops are coming up soon in March! Once again, the Summer Reading Committee is heading out across the state to help you prepare for your best summer ever. Mark your calendars.  The workshop dates are: ●     Monday, March 6th at the Wayne Public Library ●     Friday, March 10th  at the Mullica Hill Branch of the Gloucester County Library S ...Continue Reading

Kids can join the Young Reader Center Presidential Challenge

February 9th 2017

Kids Can Be President for a Day (Or at Least a Minute)* On President's Day (Monday, February 20, 2017), the Library of Congress is hosting an open house in The Young Readers Center (YRC) to honor our past presidents. During the event, kids will have a chance to give their presidential remarks from the YRC Presidential Podium.____ Of course, we know that everyone can't make it to the Library in Washington, D.C. this February, so we're taking the Presidential Podium digital.____ Kids in grades K- ...Continue Reading

Pop art program for libraries

February 8th 2017

FYI, * * Just passing along information from a presenter again. I can’t include the image that was a part of the original message. * * *"Modern Pop Art Experience*: /Make Art with Michael Albert"/ runs for 2 hours. It is good for kids (school age & up), and great also for teens and/or as a combined Family or Community Art event at the library. My Pop Art program for Libraries  basically has these 4 elements: 1)* Meet the Artist & see examples of my art*—I provide a set ...Continue Reading

Pop art program for libraries

February 8th 2017

FYI, * * Just passing along information from a presenter: * * *"Modern Pop Art Experience*: /Make Art with Michael Albert"/ runs for 2 hours. It is good for kids (school age & up), and great also for teens and/or as a combined Family or Community Art event at the library. My Pop Art program for Libraries  basically has these 4 elements: 1)* Meet the Artist & see examples of my art*—I provide a set of posters in advance for display or to show local art teachers, press, ...Continue Reading

REMINDER: Two upcoming youth services initiative deadlines

February 7th 2017

*_2017 CSLP Teen Video Challenge –Deadline to receive the entry is February 17, 2017_* Teens from New Jersey are invited to participate in the 2017 Teen Video Challenge (2017 TVC). This national initiative, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), encourages teens to create videos that promote reading, public libraries, and the 2017 CSLP teen summer reading slogan, “/Build a Better World/.” The winning video from each state that participates will be named one of the CSLP 2017 Teen Videos to pro ...Continue Reading
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