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REMINDER: Still Time to Register for the Summer Reading Workshops

February 28th 2024

*FYI,* *_ _* *_Summer Reading Workshops for Public Library Staff - Registration Open_* The Statewide Summer Reading Committee’s 2024 Summer Reading Workshops for public library staff will be held: Friday, March 1st – Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill (in-person) Friday, March 8th – Livingston Public Library (in-person) Wednesday, March 13th  – Virtual Idea Sharing  (10 am – noon) The in-person workshops will start at 10 am, with registration at 9:30 am. The virtual session will start at 10 a ...Continue Reading

FW: Book Banning and the Freedom of Expression - The Basie

February 26th 2024

Just forwarding this in case anyone’s interested.   ~Sharon     All the best, *Sharon Rawlins, MLS (she/her/hers)*/Youth Services Specialist/ /Library Development Bureau/*New Jersey State Library* *P.*  609-278-2640 x116    *E.*  sraw...@njstatelib.org*W. * www.njstatelib.org   185 West State StreetP.O. Box 520, Trenton, NJ  08625 *From:* Pamela Gunter <pamg...@gmail.com> *Sent:* Sunday, February 25, 2024 4:36 PM*To:* NJASL-Members <njas.. ...Continue Reading

REMINDER: Apply for the Miss Rumphius Award - Deadline March 15, 2024

February 23rd 2024

Please excuse cross postings Miss Rumphius Award – Deadline to Apply March 15, 2024    The New Jersey Center for the Book proudly presents the annual /Miss Rumphius Award, /based upon the title character of the National Book Award winner by Barbara Cooney. In the spirit of Miss Rumphius, we seek to amplify the work of exemplary librarians, library staff, library students, and school librarians who implement creative and engaging programs to improve their environments. We hope the /Miss Rumphi ...Continue Reading

FW: Get ready to spring into reading!

February 20th 2024

FYI,   See Read Aloud Month information below. Just sharing for informational purposes only.   ~Sharon   All the best, *Sharon Rawlins, MLS (she/her/hers)*/Youth Services Specialist/ /Library Development Bureau/*New Jersey State Library* *P.*  609-278-2640 x116    *E.*  sraw...@njstatelib.org*W. * www.njstatelib.org   185 West State StreetP.O. Box 520, Trenton, NJ  08625 *From:* Kendle Bryan <ken...@readaloud.org> *Sent:* Tuesday, Febru ...Continue Reading

Handbook for Young Anti-Racists

February 12th 2024

FYI,   I’m just passing this along for informational purposes only. ~Sharon ____________________   I am the editor in chief of Ig Publishing (www.igpub.com). Ig is a New York-based award-winning independent press dedicated to publishing original literary fiction and political nonfiction. Our IgKids imprint publishes a carefully curated list of children's picture books and middle grade titles.    In May, we are publishing an illustrated middle grade book for kids ages 9-13, */Hand ...Continue Reading

REMINDER: CSLP Theme and Slogan Suggestions Due Feb. 16, 2024

February 12th 2024

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Public Library Staff,   This is a reminder that your suggestions for the slogan for the 2027 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme of /Mystery/Detective/Suspense/ and a new theme for 2028 are due *Feb. 16, 2024*. Please submit your suggestions here: https://forms.gle/ertcz2EMkqtvcVC49.   *Some tips for themes and slogan suggestions:* *--*Adaptable for all ages (children to adults) --Translatable into Spanish --Avoid puns and wordplay --Catchy, memorable, c ...Continue Reading

FW: [NJLA CSS] 2024 Garden State Children's Book Awards Winners

February 6th 2024

Hi, Everyone,   I’m forwarding the 2024 Garden State Children’s Book Award Winners list. See below.   ~Sharon     All the best, *Sharon Rawlins, MLS (she/her/hers)*/Youth Services Specialist/ /Library Development Bureau/*New Jersey State Library* *P.*  609-278-2640 x116    *E.*  sraw...@njstatelib.org*W. * www.njstatelib.org   185 West State StreetP.O. Box 520, Trenton, NJ  08625 *From:* n...@memberclicks-mail.net <n...@memberclicks-mail.ne ...Continue Reading

2024 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award winners announced

February 5th 2024

For Immediate Release 2/02/24   *Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy announces 2024 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award winners*   COLORADO – Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy today announced five winning picture books that exemplify the early literacy practices READ, WRITE, SING, TALK, and PLAY. Winners were selected from a 25-title shortlist put forth by the awards committee and voted on by library and early childhood professionals from around Colorado.   The 2024 CLEL Bell winners in each category are: ...Continue Reading

Invitation to Participate in a Research Study about Fairy Tales

February 5th 2024

FYI, I am forwarding this message from ALA Connect, in case anyone is interested in participating ~ Sharon _____________________________________________________________________________________ I'm currently conducting a pilot study at Dominican University for pre-dissertation research. My study will use an interdisciplinary lens to explore how fairy tales influence perceptions of beauty, identity, and gender roles among contemporary *girls and women in the United States. Eligibility criteria: Must self-identify as a ...Continue Reading

Book Donation Survey Closed Due to Overwhelming Demand

February 5th 2024

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Everyone,   Due to the overwhelming response to my announcement asking if libraries wanted me to send them books, I had to close the survey. I have gotten more than enough libraries who are interested in receiving books. It will take me some time to go through my collection and sort them to send to libraries, so please be patient. I will also be reaching out to school libraries who are not on the statewide delivery service to see if they can arrange to pick up the books at t ...Continue Reading

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