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Free Access to Selected Comics and Graphic Novels for NJ Kids and Teens

May 29th 2020

Please excuse cross postings * * *Free Comics & Graphic Novel E-Books for Children and Teens in New Jersey*   In response to COVID-19 and library closures, the NJ State Library has partnered with BiblioBoard to launch a free e-book library of 172 graphic novels and comics available for children and teens in New Jersey. ·       *no library card is required* ·       *no hold queues* ·     &nb ...Continue Reading

CSLP's Teen Video Challenge is Back for 2020!

May 29th 2020

Please excuse cross postings   Looking for an easy program to share with your teens that they can do at home or outside this summer? The CSLP Teen Video Challenge is back for 2020! A summary is below; go to https://www.cslpreads.org/programs/teen-program/2020-teen-video-challenge/ for all the details, including the submission form and contest rules. Please share on your social media (using #ImagineYourStory), website, and with interested teens in your community!   The Teen Video Challenge, sponsored ...Continue Reading

ALA partners with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to donate 6,000 book sets to libraries

May 28th 2020

FYI,   The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to partner with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) to distribute 6,000 women’s suffrage youth book sets to libraries across the country. Public and school libraries are encouraged to apply for the book sets by June 15, 2020. This generous donation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and highlights the importance of libraries as hubs of civic education and engagement. Created by Congress to mark the centen ...Continue Reading

Compilation of trainings-events-webinars of interest to library staff

May 22nd 2020

FYI,   Hi, Everyone,   I want to thank Amalia Butler, Senior Children’s Librarian at Maplewood Public Library for sharing this information with me. I think you’ll find it very useful. Please pass it along to colleagues who aren’t subscribed to NJYAC.   This article includes links to spreadsheets and lists of webinars/training/professional development  collected by other LIS workers: Library, Archives Workers Share Work-From-Home Ideas: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=Library-Archive ...Continue Reading

Page Turner Adventures’ Virtual Summer Library Program

May 22nd 2020

FYI,   I’m sharing this fee-based program for informational purposes only.   ~Sharon _ _ _ _ _Page Turner Adventures’ Virtual Summer Library Program_   We know that finding quality virtual entertainment this summer is difficult.  That’s why Page Turner Adventures has come up with a Virtual Summer Library Program.     Each library receives 10 weeks of pre-recorded content (five days/week). The program runs June 1st through September 1st. Each week will have a different Comedy Adv ...Continue Reading

Re: How To Be a Super Friend video series for children

May 21st 2020

Thanks, Christy! The team of med students was initially targeting children in K-3, but they always have younger kids in attendance and have often had older kids and parents attend their sessions as well.  They're glad to capture the attention of anyone who is interested. Thank you for your kinds words.  I'll pass them along! Suzanne Suzanne M. Klein Youth Services/Consumer Health Librarian East Brunswick Public Library 2 Jean Walling Civic Center E. Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 390-6789 skl...@ebpl ...Continue Reading

FW Garden State Book Awards Virtual Luncheon May 29th

May 21st 2020

Please see information about the virtual NJLA Garden State Book Awards Luncheon scheduled for Friday, May 29th at 1:00 pm.   ~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:* n...@memberclicks-mail.net <n...@memberclicks-mail.net> *On Behalf Of *Vicki Wright*Sent:* Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:55 PM* ...Continue Reading

Re: How To Be a Super Friend video series for children

May 21st 2020

Thank you so much, Pam!   The med students will be thrilled to know their message is reaching a broader audience, and I hope it makes a difference in the long-run. Thanks again, Suzanne Suzanne M. Klein Youth Services/Consumer Health Librarian East Brunswick Public Library 2 Jean Walling Civic Center E. Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 390-6789 skl...@ebpl.org *From:* Pam Gunter (Sayreville) <pgun...@lmxac.org>*Sent:* Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:26 PM*To:* Suzanne Klein <SKl...@EBPL.org>; NJYA ...Continue Reading

How To Be a Super Friend video series for children

May 21st 2020

[Please excuse cross-postings.] Hi there, everyone -- The East Brunswick Public Library has a grant-funded health literacy initiative called "Just For the Health Of It" that provides health literacy outreach and research services throughout Middlesex County.  One of our partners is Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  A team of medical students who are interested in developmental pediatrics have presented an in-person programming series for children called "How To Be a Super Friend" ...Continue Reading

Webinar on Summer Meals at Libraries May 28th 1 PM

May 21st 2020

*Feeding Your Community: Summer Meals at Libraries in 2020* https://usda-fns.webex.com/usda-fns/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec550bb0e7098abb855f188ebdd635060 Thursday, May 28, 1:00 ET / Noon CT / 11:00 MT / 10:00 PT   Many libraries around the USA participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a USDA-funded program that provides free meals and snacks to children ages 0-18 in communities with high levels of need. Libraries and SFSP are a great fit! Libraries are free and open to all. Libraries are accessible. Child ...Continue Reading
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