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90-Second Newbery Award Film Festival Founder Would Like to Present at Your Public or School Library or Classroom

August 18th 2022

*90-Second Newbery Award Film Festival Founder Would Like to Present at Your Public or School Library or Classroom*   I would like to invite you to host the founder of the 90-Second Newbery Award Film Festival at your public or school library in the Fall. James Kennedy, the founder of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, is happy to visit in-person with the youth you work with (ages 9-18) to encourage them to create their own 90-second film that recreates the plot of a Newbery Award winning book in just 90-seconds ...Continue Reading

Reminder - CSLP 2026 Theme & 2025 Slogan Listening Sessions for Public Libraries - Aug. 15th or 17th

August 11th 2022

FYI,   Reminder - CSLP 2026 Theme and 2025 Slogan Listening Sessions – Aug 15 or Aug 17.   *Attention all CSLP members - We want to hear from you! *   The *CSLP 2026 Theme and 2025 Slogan Listening Session *provides all CSLP member libraries a chance to voice and listen to various perspectives. Join others as we talk up our favorite *2026 Themes* and *2025 Slogans* from the vetted and translated voting slate. These sessions are YOUR opportunity to build support for your favorites.  As your State Rep ...Continue Reading

Vitality: An Innovative Approach to Supporting Teen Mental Health

August 10th 2022

FYI,   From YALSA:   Vitality: An Innovative Approach to Supporting Teen Mental Health The Seattle Public Library, the D.C. Public Library, and the Fayette Public Library Museum and Archives (in LaGrange, TX) invites you to learn about their innovative work to support teen mental health through co-design and VR. The project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, gives teens the chance to build positive mental health practices and bring those to the design and development of mental health-bas ...Continue Reading

FW: Governor's Youth Engagement Series

August 8th 2022

FYI,   Forwarding the information on this webinar on mental health resources for youth to you. It’s geared for youth themselves, but you’re also welcome to attend.   ~Sharon All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS (she/her/hers) /Youth Services Specialist/ /Library Development Bureau / *New Jersey State Library* P. 609-278-2640 x166 E. sraw...@njstatelib.org W. www.njstatelib.org 185 West State Street P.O. Box 520, Trenton, NJ  08625 *From:* Kenneth Clayton <outr...@info.nj.gov> *S ...Continue Reading

NJSL Updates of Interest

August 3rd 2022

FYI,   *2022 Summer Reading Program Survey Open*** Attention all public library staff who played an active role in administering 2022 summer library programming! Please fill out the *Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)* summer reading survey. *Click Here to Access the Survey.* This survey was created so CSLP can better assess the usefulness of the materials offered by the program on a national level to better serve you, the CSLP membership! Please wait until your summer program has ended to compl ...Continue Reading

November School Board Races

July 27th 2022

Hi, Everyone,   I’m sharing this information that Mary Moyer, the NJ Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Legislative Consultant, shared on the NJASL member discussion list because I think you should be aware of this as well. The issues that some schools are dealing with may impact your community and your library too, particularly book challenges.   Mary posted that:   November seems far away but many, many school districts will be holding school board elections in November.  Normally, those ra ...Continue Reading

NJ entertainer Miss Jolie booking Fall-Winter 2022-2023 Programs

July 27th 2022

FYI,   Just passing along information from Miss Jolie, NJ based children's music & bubble entertainer.   Miss Jolie has provided me with this information:   For the "Move & Groove" + Bubbly Beats program, I offer additional themes you can choose from, OR we can stick with a simple/general "Move & Groove with Miss Jolie!". A few other fun options: Fall FUN (September theme), Monster Mash (October/Halloween theme), Gobble & Groove (November theme), MERRY Move & ...Continue Reading

RE: Sign Language Storytime

July 26th 2022

Lora F.  Heller (she/her), MS, LCAT, MT-BC  Founding Director, Baby Fingers LLC www.mybabyfingers.com 212-874-5978 Baby Fingers: A Musical Journey through Language and Learning I have a contact that is wonderful to work with! Not only does she teach but you can find more about her on FB or check out her books on this topic. You might want to add her materials to your collection!  Jenise Sileo -Youth Services  Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System Main Library 449 Halsey Road Parsippany, N ...Continue Reading

Sign Language Storytime

July 25th 2022

Hi, everyone, We have had a few requests from families in our community about offering ASL storytime sessions for little ones. I am in the process of contacting a few recommended interpreters; however, I was wondering if anyone knew anyone who would be interested.  I did reach out to Happy Hands; however, we are a little too far for them to travel to us. Feel free to reach back directly to me at lmel...@scotlib.org. Thank you! Lanora -- Lanora Melillo, MLIS she/her/hersHead of Youth Services Scotch Plai ...Continue Reading

National Student Poets Meet-up today! 7/25, 2:00 pm

July 25th 2022

Please excuse cross postings   FYI,   Hello, Everyone,   Just a reminder that the  “National Student Poets-Young Adult staff" meet-up is today from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. You have the opportunity to meet with the National Student Poets and brainstorm with them a possible virtual program to bring to your teens in the near future. * * *"Youth Services Special Meet & Greet with Class of 2021 - National Student Poets"* *Monday, July 25, 2:00-3:00** pm EST*   Join Zoom Meetinghttps ...Continue Reading