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90-Second Newbery Award Film Festival

September 16th 2021

Please excuse cross postings   *_ _* I wanted to share information about a project that the State Library is doing that I hope you’ll help me out with by getting the youth you work with to participate in. *_ _* *The 90-Second Newbery Award Film Festival* Challenge the youth up to age 18 that you work with to retell the plot of a Newbery Award winning book in just 90 seconds by creating their own videos! It’s a great opportunity for a project to do with your TAB groups b ...Continue Reading

Part Time Storyteller, Whippanong Library

September 10th 2021

FYI, The Whippanong Library in Whippany has an immediate opening for a Storyteller.  The Storyteller will keep young children engaged and returning.  The candidate must have experience working with young children, organizing children’s STEM and non-STEM programs, and working in a library or similar setting.    While virtual for the foreseeable future there is only one weekly storytime session. The Storyteller organizes and performs the storytimes, creating a positive library experience via stories, ...Continue Reading

FT Youth Services Librarian Job Opening - Plainsboro Public Library

September 10th 2021

FYI, JOB OPENING:  Full-time Youth Services Librarian Plainsboro Public Library seeks an energetic, positive, and self- motivated Youth Services Librarian for a full-time position.  The ideal candidate will provide friendly, high quality customer service to library patrons and has an in-depth knowledge of children’s and teen literature with the ability to provide high quality readers advisory.  They create and execute innovative programs under the direction of the Head of Youth Services.  They are a ...Continue Reading

Ask Jason Reynolds Anything (about Banned Books) Contest

September 9th 2021

FYI,   You may have seen this in American Libraries (AL) Direct online newsletter, but if not I thought I’d share. It might be a great event to do with the teens you work with. Ask Jason Reynolds Anything (about Banned Books) Contest    Do you have a burning question (about censorship) for New York Times–bestselling author and Banned Books Week Honorary Chair Jason Reynolds? If         y you’re a teen or an educator, a librarian, or a bookseller who wo ...Continue Reading

2021 New Jersey Storytelling Festival - September 25th

September 8th 2021

FYI,   Just passing this information along.   2021 NJ Storytelling Festival Stories that Connect Us ·         Saturday, September 25, 2021 ·         2:00 PM  4:30 PM Princeton, NJ https://www.princetonnj.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Community-Park-North-8 Parking is off Mountain Ave by Pettoranello Gardens - a short walk to the Amphitheater Since we’ve spent over a year so far apart let’s finally me ...Continue Reading

FW: Join the 2022 Summer Reading Program Committee!

September 7th 2021

Sorry! Just sending out a correction.   The theme for 2022 is /Oceanography/ and the slogan is “/Oceans of Possibilities/.” The theme for 2023 is /Kindness and Friendship/ and the slogan is “/All Together Now/.”   ~Sharon All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers 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 / / *From:* Sharon Rawlins *Sent:* Tuesday, ...Continue Reading

Join the 2022 Summer Reading Program Committee!

September 7th 2021

Please excuse cross-postings   Hi, all,   The NJ Statewide Summer Reading Committee is already planning for the 2022 Summer Program. We would love for you to join us!    We are looking for library staff who work with all age groups to join the committee to present ideas for summer learning at our workshops in March 2022 – at this point, it’s uncertain if it will be virtual or not. The commitment also includes: attending virtual/and possibly in-person meetings throughout the year (Sept. 10, 2021, Dec ...Continue Reading

CSLP Hosting Membership Input Session Sept 14th On Ways To Improve CSLP Resources

September 7th 2021

Please excuse cross postings * * *FYI,* * * *CSLP Membership Input Session* (DIFFERENT than the theme/slogan listening sessions!) next *Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 2pm Eastern*.   Public library staff who use the CSLP resources are invited to attend this input session!  In fact, it is geared for you (not State Representatives).    _Members from CSLP will be asking for /constructive/ suggestions for improving the following service areas_: *Products / Online Store* (what we offer—general types of ...Continue Reading

Applications Being Accepted for 2022 Bill Morris Seminar

September 7th 2021

Please excuse cross postings   FYI,   Applications for the 2022 Bill Morris Seminar are now open! More information can be found on the ALSC website.  Please note: with the sunsetting of Midwinter, the 2022 Seminar will be held virtually. Dates and times of those virtual meetings are posted on the ALSC website. This is a fantastic opportunity for ALSC members who may not have been able to apply in the past, due to an inability to travel.  Applications close on September 30, 2021. ---------- ...Continue Reading

Apply Now - Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage Grant

September 2nd 2021

FYI,   ALA has announced a new grant for libraries designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women's suffrage movement. To qualify for this grant, the applying institution must be a library (public, tribal, school, academic, or special) residing in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Read the grant guidelines and frequently asked questions.   Through Let's Talk About It (LTAI): Women's Suffrage, participants will read a series of books curated by hum ...Continue Reading
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