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CSLP 2019 Teen Video Challenge

December 11th 2018

FYI, *_ _* *_CSLP 2019 Teen Video Challenge_* The Collaborative Summer Reading Program (CSLP) will be sponsoring the Teen Video Challenge (TVC) for 2019 but this year it will be a little different. First, what will remain the same: The TVC invites teens to create and submit a PSA-type video promoting reading and library use to other teens. *Each video needs to include the teen/teen team's interpretation of the 2019 CSLP slogan, “/A Universe of Stories,”/* that corresponds the space theme for 2019. Video ...Continue Reading

AWE multi-state discount offer deadline Dec. 15th

December 10th 2018

Hi, Everyone, This is just a reminder that the State Library is participating in a multi-state discount offer from August 15, 2018 until December 15, 2018 for  AWE™ Digital Learning Solutions Early Literacy Station™ (for ages 2 -8) or Afterschool Edge™ (for ages 6 – 12) that contain pre-loaded educational software titles and STREAM-aligned learning activities. Either station is also available in bilingual Spanish, in an all-in-one touchscreen platform or as a tablet. I’m attaching a flyer with more informati ...Continue Reading

Supercharged Storytimes Trainings Offered Winter 2019 - attachment has more info

December 6th 2018

FYI, *_Supercharged Storytimes Trainings Offered Jan. – Mar. 2019 _* Three 9-10 week Supercharged Storytimes early literacy training courses will be offered for children’s library staff from January – March 2019. The 2019 trainings are comprised of six modules and will be taught only live online, with no face-to-face meetings. A flyer is attached with more details. Option 1: Trainer: Lisa Brandenburg: Mondays, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Online, January 14 – March 18, 2019 (online introduction Jan. 7 – 14, 2019) Regist ...Continue Reading

Additional Supercharged Storytimes Trainings Offered Winter 2019

December 5th 2018

*_Additional Supercharged Storytimes Trainings Offered Jan. – Mar. 2019_* Three additional 9-10 week Supercharged Storytimes early literacy training courses will be offered for children’s library staff from January – March 2019. The 2019 trainings are comprised of six modules and will be taught only live online, with no face-to-face meetings. Option 1: Trainer: Lisa Brandenburg: Mondays, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Online, January 14 – March 18, 2019 (online introduction Jan. 7 – 14, 2019) Register for this training: *htt ...Continue Reading

Register for Supporting Civic Engagement in the Library: The Skokie Civic Lab Model

December 4th 2018

Register for Supporting Civic Engagement in the Library: The Skokie Civic Lab Model Registration is open for Supporting Civic Engagement in the Library: The Skokie Civic Lab Model, a webinar with Amy Koester on January 8.The need for and interest in news and civic literacy is at an all-time high following the 2016 general election. Skokie Public Library’s Civic Lab has been building community awareness of important topics. The Civic Lab provides access to curated resources, information, and events for patrons and the ...Continue Reading

Fwd: Save the Date for The Readers’ Advisory PLUS Unconference

November 30th 2018

=?UTF-8?Q?Fwd=3A_Save_the_Date_for_The_Readers=E2=80=99_Advisory_PLUS_?= =?UTF-8?Q?Unconference?= Save the Date for The Readers’ Advisory PLUS Unconference! So many books, (and tv shows and podcasts and songs and movies) so little time! Photo by iam Se7en on Unsplash Save the date and join us on Wednesday, February 6th* at the Monroe Township Public Library for the Readers' Advisory PLUS Unconference, brought to you by LibraryLinkNJ, LibraryReads, and the Readers’ Advisory Round Table of NJLA, and presented by R ...Continue Reading

Please take this short NJ State Library Survey

November 8th 2018

As many of you know, the State Library received severe cuts to our budget eight years ago. We are now operating with the same amount of funds that we had in 1998. Therefore, decisions need to be made on many fronts including our statewide services. State Librarian Mary Chute would very much appreciate your time in answering a short survey (two multi-part questions which should take around 3-5 minutes to complete). We will be accepting survey responses through Wednesday, November 21. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ ...Continue Reading

Significant Grant Funding Opportunity for Family Math Initiatives

November 2nd 2018

Significant Grant Funding Opportunity for Family Math Initiatives Received this information this morning from the NJ STEM Pathways Network and wanted to forward on as libraries could be a prime player/stakeholder for this funding opportunity to initiate or extend family based math programming and initiatives community-wide. Right now they are seeking letters of intent due 11/16, with selected organizations being invited to RFP by first week of January (2019).*Family Math Learning Community Grants____*__ __The Fam ...Continue Reading

ALSC Summer Learning Webinar Survey ( Please excuse Cross-Posting)

November 2nd 2018

ALSC Summer Learning Webinar Survey ( Please excuse Cross-Posting) Good morning all Hope you'll be able to give your feedback on this survey. The 2017-20 ALSC Summer/Out-of-School-Time Learning Task Force is looking for your feedback on how to share best practices about Summer Learning. Please fill out this survey and share it with your children and teen librarians, as well as library management, and school librarians, before Thanksgiving.  https://goo.gl/forms/gRL5wHN8Oe347AcF3  ThanksAmy SearsHe ...Continue Reading

ALA grant opportunity for American Creed Community Conversations

November 1st 2018

The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Citizen Film and the National Writing Project, invites public libraries to apply for programming grants to host community conversations centered around American Creed, a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be.  Read the project guidelines and apply online by Nov. 19. Up to 50 public libraries will be selected.  Awardees will receive:  a DVD of the American Creed documentar ...Continue Reading

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