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Harp artists in NJ for festival--interested in booking any of them?

April 20th 2017

Hello Everyone: I am the director of the Somerset Folk Harp Festival which takes place in Parsippany July 20-23 this year. Like last year,  I’m reaching out to many of my contacts in the NJ library world to see if they might want to take advantage of so many artists from around the country and the world who are coming to Parsippany for the Harp Festival.  A number of libraries on this list did so last year. You  get the opportunity to present some top, world-class players while they are in NJ and at the ...Continue Reading

Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant Program

April 19th 2017

FYI, Dollar General Literacy Foundation Accepting Applications for Youth Literacy Grant Program *Deadline: May 18, 2017 (12 pm EST)* The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 in honor of Dollar General's co-founder, J.L. Turner, a farmer's son who dropped out of school when his father was killed in an accident and was functionally illiterate. With determination and hard work, he began what is now a successful company. The foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Literac ...Continue Reading

FYI - DIY summer reading show from a performer

April 18th 2017

FYI, I’m sharing this information from a summer reading performer with you for informational purposes only. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QIdo4PCHi4&feature=youtu.be> (CLICK PICTURE TO WATCH VIDEO) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QIdo4PCHi4&feature=youtu.be> We are so excited to offer our new DIY summer reading show, “Construction Junction!” Now you can be your own game show host with amazing interactive music and graphics! *           & ...Continue Reading

Come hear David Macaulay at the NJLA Conference on Tues. April 25th!

April 7th 2017

Hi, Everyone, I know there are many programs to choose from at the NJLA Conference, but please consider coming to hear author/illustrator David Macaulay on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm in Wildwood 6 & 7. His artwork is featured in this summer’s national Collaborative Summer Library Program™ (CSLP) Some of you may only know of him from his children’s books, but I remember using his /The Way Things Work/ as a reference source in the pre-internet days. His books really do appeal to all ages. ...Continue Reading

Read Without Walls This April!

April 4th 2017

FYI, Just passing this initiative along… ~Sharon Dear Readers,  We're delighted to be launching Reading Without Walls this April -- a month-long, nation-wide program to promote diversity in reading, inspired by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang and his ambassadorial platform. Thousands of schools, libraries, bookstores, and comics stores are joining in to help celebrate Reading Without Walls.  This month, Gene is challenging us all to:  Read a book about a characte ...Continue Reading

Teen Suicide Prevention Webinar Sponsored by Infopeople

March 29th 2017

FYI, Passing this along…. Teen Suicide Prevention: How to Listen, Assess, and Guide Teens in their Time of Need** A California State Library Webinar,* **Thursday, March 30, @ 3 PM (EST)* *Start Time:* Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM Presenters: Michelle Carlson MPH, Executive Director, Teen Line (mich...@teenlineonline.org) Cheryl Eskin MFT, Program Director, Teen Line (che...@teenlineonline.org) Jeremy Wilson MPP, Project Coordinator, CSL Mental Health Initiati ...Continue Reading

NJLA Conference and more

March 29th 2017

NJLA Conference and more Hi everyone,  just a reminder that you don't want to forget that April 1 is the new, and extended deadline for registration for the NJLA Annual Conference.  Don't miss out on wonderful programs and the Garden State Book Awards Luncheon on Weds.    I look forward to seeing you at the conference, and if you haven't met me; please feel free to stop and chat!  I am always happy to meet new people and hear your stories of your amazing teens and awesome libraries. OH, the YA ...Continue Reading

Please help ALSC Emerging Leaders Team by taking a short survey on library leadership

March 24th 2017

Hi, Everyone, I’m forwarding a request from one of the ALA/ALSC Emerging Leaders team who are doing a research report on current trends and needs of youth services librarians as it pertains to leadership training. She asked if I would ask you if you would be willing to complete a brief *2-3 minute survey* to assist them in their research. Thanks! ~Sharon ** *Take the "Path to Youth Library Leadership" Survey* ALSC's Emerging Leaders Team invites you to take a short survey to help them in studying ...Continue Reading

Teen Author Fest 2017 - NYC

March 22nd 2017

FYI, Sunday, March 26th - Teen Author Fest 2017 No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 1-4:30 pm The 10th annual NYC Teen Author Festival is here. At nine days long, and featuring over 100 authors, with thrilling panel discussions and riveting readings, this is a teen book extravaganza like no other. And, for the GRAND FINALE we invite you to please join us at Books of Wonder on Sunday, March 26th, from 1:00-4:30 PM for a mega-signing WITH 70 AUTHORS! -- we're NOT kidding! - ...Continue Reading

Soliciting 2019 summer reading craft or programming ideas

March 22nd 2017

Please excuse cross-postings Hi, Everyone, I have a favor to ask! If you have any programming or craft suggestions for children, teens or adults for the 2019 summer reading program - theme is SPACE - would you please send them to me by April 7, 2017? (the 2018 music themed manuals are already finished). I'm asking for more than just a brief idea, but more detailed/complete directions for a craft or program or an online link to a program or craft. Space doesn't just have to mean outer space, either. It can mean spac ...Continue Reading
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