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Harp artists will be in NJ for festival--interest in booking any of them?

February 18th 2020

Hello Everyone: I am the director of the Somerset Folk Harp Festival which takes place in Parsippany July 16-19 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

Two free upcoming Star Net webinars

February 11th 2020

FYI,   Here’s information I received about two free, upcoming webinars from STAR Net that will help you get ready for Earth Day 2020 – or any other celebration of our planet that you decide to do at your library! These webinars will cover programming ideas, free resources, and facilitation tips for bringing citizen science and Earth science programs to your library.   ~Sharon These webinars reference STAR Net’s “Our Planet: EARTH” campaign. You don’t have to have sign up or register for anything (although ...Continue Reading

Girls Who Code & Girls Go Cyberstart - free resources

February 10th 2020

FYI,   Just sharing this information: */ /* */GIRLS WHO CODE (NJ)/** AND /GIRLS GO CYBERSTART/ PARTNER TO BRING FREE RESOURCES TO NJ HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS*   Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, has teamed up with Girls Go Cyberstart, a skills-based competition designed to encourage high school girls to pursue cyber-based career opportunities. Our free resources for New Jersey high school girls do not require any previous computer science experience. Girls ...Continue Reading

Research Request: LGBTQ+ programming in North American Libraries

February 10th 2020

Please excuse any cross postings   FYI,   I’m sharing this on behalf of a colleague from Washington State.   Hello,    I am an MLIS student at the University of Washington doing a survey of LGBTQ+ programming in North American libraries on behalf of the King County Library System. To help develop programs for LGBTQ+ youth and families in our community, we’re hoping to get a feeling for what programs have been offered in other library systems. We'd like to hear from all kinds of libraries about ...Continue Reading

2020 Summer Reading Workshop Registration Open- Revised Announcement!!

February 7th 2020

Please excuse cross postings Hi. Everyone, Sorry that I accidentally sent the dates for last year’s workshop.  Here’s the correct information: *2020 Summer Reading Workshops – Registration Opened February 3, 2020* Now that the temperatures are finally dropping, it is time to start thinking warm thoughts. The summer reading workshops are coming! 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: ● F ...Continue Reading

Summer Reading Workshop Registration Open!

February 7th 2020

Please excuse the cross postings. It’s time to start thinking warm thoughts.  The summer reading workshops are coming! 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 System ●  &nbs ...Continue Reading

Three grant opportunities with March 6th deadline to apply

February 5th 2020

FYI, *_ _* *_2020 Best Practices in Early Literacy Awards – Deadline to apply is March 6, 2020_* The New Jersey State Library is accepting applications from public libraries for the annual Best Practices in Early Literacy Award. The award honors up to four outstanding public libraries that currently provide exemplary literacy programs for children from birth to six years, their families and caregivers. The award provides a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and promotion of the winning library as a model program fo ...Continue Reading

FW: Spread the Word about Advocacy for School Media Specialists

January 30th 2020

Hope some of you in South Jersey or the Philly area may be able to tune into this (see below).   ~Sharon All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning NJ State Library 185 West State St. P.O. Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08625-0520 sraw...@njstatelib.org 609-278-2640 ext. 116 609-278-2650 – fax /Pronouns: she/her/hers/ *From:* NJASL <webm...@njasl.org> *Sent:* Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:45 PM*To:* Sharon Rawlins <sraw...@njstatelib.org>*Subject:* Spread the Word... ...Continue Reading

2020 Summer Reading Workshops

January 17th 2020

Please excuse the cross-postings:   Now that the temperatures are finally dropping, it’s time to start thinking warm thoughts.  The summer reading workshops are coming! 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: ●     Friday, March 6th  at the Mullica Hill Branch of the Gloucester County Library System ●     Monday, March 9th at the B ...Continue Reading

Best Practices in Early Literacy Awards - Apply by March 6, 2020

January 17th 2020

Please excuse cross postings * * *2020 Best Practices in Early Literacy Awards – Deadline to apply is March 6, 2020* * * The New Jersey State Library is accepting applications for the annual Best Practices in Early Literacy Award. The award honors up to four outstanding public libraries that currently provide exemplary literacy programs for children from birth to six years, their families and caregivers. The award provides a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and promotion of the winning library as a model pro ...Continue Reading

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