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Quick share

May 14th 2019

**Excuse cross-posting** Quick read regarding the role libraries can play in reducing the "opportunity" gap in relation to STEM, and more specifically from a family-centered approach. https://medium.com/stem-next-opportunity-fund/where-do-families-go-for-stem-bed9887b5704   Doug BaldwinHead of Technology Piscataway Public Library dbal...@piscatawaylibrary.org 732-463-1633 x4114 ...Continue Reading

share of free tool for coding and creating stories

May 13th 2019

Hi all, As always - please excuse cross-posting I just briefly wanted to share a new resources I became aware of for children and tweens for online storytelling with coding elements called https://elementari.io. They are a small ed-tech startup and I had a very nice chat with one of the two co-founders regarding the tool and applicability. They are in the process of seeking feedback as well regarding use of the tool in workshops, etc and very approachable if you ever decided to use as a workshop resources and were inter ...Continue Reading

FW: [litassem] The D.U.C. Library Program: free art books and educational resources

May 9th 2019

Please excuse cross-postings FYI, Just forwarding the message below. ~Sharon Best regards, 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 -----Original Message----- From: lita...@lists.ala.org lita...@lists.ala.org On Behalf Of Art Resources Transfer Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:37 PM To: lita...@lists.ala.org Subject: [litassem] The D.U.C. Library Prog ...Continue Reading

FW: Win a Free Summer Celebration for your library!

May 9th 2019

Just sending this information below as a courtesy to public libraries. See contest rules for more information.   ~Sharon Best regards,   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 *From:* Scholastic Literacy Partnerships Team <l...@message.scholastic.com> *Sent:* Friday, May 3, 2019 12:41 PM*To:* Sharon Rawlins <sraw...@njstatelib.org>*S ...Continue Reading

Finding Excellent Children's Book by and About American Indians Webinar 5-28

May 6th 2019

*FINDING EXCELLENT CHILDREN'S BOOKS BY AND ABOUT AMERICAN INDIANS /a conversation with American Indians in Children's Literature founder Debbie Reese /*   REGISTER TO JOIN this free, hour-long, online conversation with your EmbraceRace community, happening on *Tuesday, May 28th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET. * *Why We Gather.* How do you choose children’s books about Native peoples? Because most of us were socialized and educated to t ...Continue Reading

Grant Workshops from the NJ Council for the Humanities

May 6th 2019

*The NJ Council for the Humanities offers grant writing workshops and hope libraries will participate:* https://njhumanities.org/njch-announces-2019-grant-workshop-calendar/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-njch-incubation-grants-tickets-59441700727 Workshop: NJCH Incubation Grants www.eventbrite.com *NOTE - There has been a time change.  This workshop will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Whether you are planning a new program or reimagining an existing one, Incubation Grants help you pl ...Continue Reading

CSLP Teen Video Challenge

May 6th 2019

Please excuse cross-postings *CSLP’s 2019 Teen Video Challenge* Do the teens in your public library like to make videos?  Encourage them to participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2019 Teen Video Challenge this summer! This year's Teen Video Challenge will be a NATIONAL contest and five winners will be chosen to receive a $200 cash prize plus $50 worth of summer reading materials for their public library. **New** this year, the challenge will run through the summer, so you can hold video making p ...Continue Reading

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) updates

May 1st 2019

Hi, Everyone,   A new topic called /Libraries and Summer Food/ has been introduced to the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) website for public library staff participating in the nationwide national summer library program:   *Libraries and Summer Food* *www.cslpreads.org/libraries-and-summer-food* It is a how-to guide to help libraries connect kids and teens with healthy food when school is out.  The guide begins with an overview of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded, st ...Continue Reading

Leap into Science Wind Training Workshop 6-6-2019

May 1st 2019

FYI,   The New Jersey State Library, NJ Makers Day, and the Newark Museum are collaboratively offering free in-person trainings for public and school librarians/staff and staff of afterschool organizations in rural and urban communities using the Leap into Science curriculum developed by The Franklin Institute. It integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. Three different workshop models are covered in one training: preschool (ages 3-5), elem ...Continue Reading

Call for Program Proposals for 2019 Youth Services Forum

April 30th 2019

Please excuse cross-postings   *_Call for Program Proposals for 2019 Youth Services Forum on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019_* Do you have an innovative idea/program/experience that you would like to share with your fellow Youth Services Librarians?  The 2019 Youth Services Forum planning committee is soliciting */new/*, */different/*, or */innovative/* program proposals that have not been presented before at other venues for this Forum for youth services librarians and staff serving children and teens. The Forum, spons ...Continue Reading
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