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Summer Scares Annual Reading Program Book List

October 31st 2018

*United for Libraries to partner on 'Summer Scares' reading program* The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is developing a “Summer Scares” reading program that will provide libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen), and middle grade readers. The goal is to introduce new authors and help librarians start conversations with readers that will extend beyond the books from each list and promote reading for years to come. HWA is partnering with United for Libra ...Continue Reading

Hour of Code Mini-Grants - Application Due Nov. 8th

October 31st 2018

*_Libraries Ready to Code Opens Call for Applications: Hour of Code Mini-Grants – Application Due Nov. 8th_* To celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Ready to Code Collection website, ALA will be awarding $500 mini-grants to school and public libraries that facilitate a program for youth during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, 2018, using Google’s CS First Hour of Code activity. This year, the Scratch-based activity encourages creativity in storytelling so youth can incorporate their own interes ...Continue Reading

National Family Literacy Day and Month

October 31st 2018

November 1st is National Family Literacy Day and the start of National Family Literacy Month. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics global databases, and a study of youth 15 to 24 from 1986 to 2016, the youth literacy rate increased from 83 percent to 91 percent globally over those two decades. Regional and gender disparities remain, though, with literacy lowest in the least developed countries and higher among males than females. The link above has a list of literacy organizations with helpf ...Continue Reading

Please complete CSLP Membership and Materials survey by 10-31

October 25th 2018

Please excuse cross-postings Good morning!  I’m sending out this reminder one last time to encourage anyone from a public library that participates in the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to assist CSLP by completing this National Value of CSLP Membership and Materials survey.  This survey will close on October 31, 2018. *Description: This survey is being conducted by the Statistics Committee of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Our goal is to better understand h ...Continue Reading

**Reminder** End of Early Bird Registration for the 5th New Jersey Makers Day is Friday, Nov 2.

October 23rd 2018

**Reminder** End of Early Bird Registration for the 5th New Jersey Makers Day is Friday, Nov 2. Good afternoon and please excuse cross-posting!--------This is a reminder that early-bird registration for the 5th Annual New Jersey Makers Day will close on *Friday, November 2nd, 2018*! New Jersey Makers Day will be held March 22-23, 2019. The online form to register can be found here: http://njmakersday.org/index.php/registration.New Jersey Makers Day will once again be offering our Mini Grants Program to all official e ...Continue Reading

**Reminder** End of Early Bird Registration for the 5th New Jersey Makers Day is Friday, Nov 2.

October 23rd 2018

**Reminder** End of Early Bird Registration for the 5th New Jersey Makers Day is Friday, Nov 2. Good afternoon and please excuse cross-posting!--------This is a reminder that early-bird registration for the 5th Annual New Jersey Makers Day will close on *Friday, November 2nd, 2018*! New Jersey Makers Day will be held March 22-23, 2019. The online form to register can be found here: http://njmakersday.org/index.php/registration.New Jersey Makers Day will once again be offering our Mini Grants Program to all official e ...Continue Reading

Girls Who Code Provides Free Books for 3-5 Grade Book Clubs

October 22nd 2018

Please excuse cross postings * * *FYI, * * * *Girls Who Code Provides Free Books for 3-5 Grade Book Clubs* Girls Who Code, a national non-profit with the mission to close the gender gap in technology, is providing free books for our new 3-5 grade book Clubs.  Girls read and discuss our nonfiction book, *Learn to Code and Change the World.*  We provide five free books per Club, free t shirts for enrolled students (by October 31), and grant funding!  Clubs can be run entirely offline, and ...Continue Reading

Job Posting: Youth Services/STEAM Librarian

October 17th 2018

Job Posting: Youth Services/STEAM Librarian Apologies in advance for cross posting. Come work at Middlesex Public Library! We're looking to hire a Youth Services/STEAM Librarian. Job description attached. Thanks, Chrissy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chrissy George Director Middlesex Public Library 1300 Mountain Avenue   Middlesex, NJ  08846 Ph. 732.356.6602 www.middlesexlibrarynj.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The following information is a reminder of your current ...Continue Reading

Fwd: Society of Illustrators event

October 15th 2018

Fwd: Society of Illustrators event For those who might be interested in this upcoming eventAmy SearsHead of Youth ServicesTeaneck Public Library840 Teaneck RdTeaneck, NJ 07666amy....@teaneck.bccls.org 201-837-4171 x4www.teanecklibrary.org*2018 READING PICTURES* *The Artist’s Voice and Vocabulary in Picture Books* * * *Monday, November 12, 2018 * *from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm * *at the Society of Illustrators, * *128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY* * * *Join us for an in-depth exploratio ...Continue Reading

Poetry event for students Oct. 26th

October 9th 2018

*Poetry Indeed!* Based on the success the students of New Jersey have had in the Library of Congress /Letters about Literature/ contest, the New Jersey Center for the Book will host an event, *POETRY INDEED!* on October 26, 2018, from 1 to 4 PM at the Livingston College Student Center of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in Piscataway. The event is free and open to the public. *POETRY INDEED!* will showcase students’ work in finding their voice through the use of poetry.  By empowering the printe ...Continue Reading
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