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Free webinar today: Libraries at the Intersection of Adult Education, Family Literacy, and Digital Equity

September 23rd 2020

ALA recognizes Adult Education and Family Literacy Week which is September 20 - 26. The goal of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (or AEFL Week) is to leverage resources that support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills. ALA's Committee on Literacy will host a free webinar on September 23 regarding adult education. Please find additional information below. Title: Libraries at the Intersection of Adult Education, Family Literacy, and D ...Continue Reading

Free Virtual Los Angeles Libros Festival, Sat. Sept. 26th

September 22nd 2020

Free Virtual Los Angeles Libros Festival - Join us Saturday, September 26! Los Angeles Libros Festival will offer a full day of free online entertainment for all ages, featuring Spanish-language and bilingual storytelling, music, arts & crafts, and award-winning authors.   Saturday, September 26, 2020 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Streaming live on Facebook & YouTube Learn More Forwarded by:   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning NJ State ...Continue Reading

Free virtual EdCamp for Maker Learning on 10/10

September 22nd 2020

Please excuse cross posting In case of interest to anyone .. it’s a free virtual EdCamp event from 11-1 on Saturday 10/10. More information and registration available here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-maker-learning-tickets-122074860193 -- Sent from Gmail Mobile ...Continue Reading

Naloxone distribution at participating pharmacies Sept. 24-26

September 21st 2020

FYI, Naloxone Distribution at Participating Pharmacies NJ Human Services is making the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone available for free September 24th to 26th at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey. The distribution is part of the Murphy Administration’s continued effort to combat the opioid crisis. New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone for free without a prescription or an appointment. Each naloxone pack contains two doses. Naloxone ...Continue Reading

Webinar: Black Lives Matter: Comics as a Powerful Lens for Social Justice

September 21st 2020

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Black Lives Matter: Comics as a Powerful Lens for Social Justice. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Continuing our ongoing collaboration, the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) are launching a series of webinars with creators discussing the relevance of comics to the Black Lives Matter movement - and beyond. View t ...Continue Reading

READsquared webinar 9-21-20 archived recording and other resources

September 21st 2020

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Everyone,   For anyone who wasn’t able to attend today’s READsquared webinar, here’s the link to the archived recording on post program recommendations. https://recordings.join.me/FanbADDq5kOuVcd5MrPZlg   Here is the link to READsquared’s searchable knowledge base to help your library’s Administrators find information they need and better navigate their READsquared site.   Here’s a link that goes directly to their article regarding Bingo: https://portal.readsqua ...Continue Reading

RE: READsquared Webinar today 11 am

September 21st 2020

Please excuse cross postings   Hello, Everyone,   This is a reminder that READsquared will be hosting a webinar today, September 21, 2020 at 11 am ET to review post program recommendations, fall/winter programs that are available, and share some general information on reports. If there is a specific topic that you want them to cover, please let me know and I will share that with them.     The NJ State Library has a contract with READsquared for two years so your library is welcome to use it for prog ...Continue Reading

FW: Virtual National Book Festival Sept. 25-27 – Register Now!

September 18th 2020

See information below about the Library of Congress 2020 National Book Festival.   Every year the Festival has a Parade of States, where each state’s Center for the Book has great information for kids and families. Here’s information about what the NJ Center for the Book will feature at their virtual booth this year. This year, as usual, I’ll be volunteering at the Festival on behalf of the Center. I hope you’ll stop by!   The New Jersey Center for the Book has selected /Robobaby (Clarion, an imprint of Houg ...Continue Reading

CARES ACT Investment Announcements by NJ State Library

September 17th 2020

Please excuse cross-postings   The New Jersey State Library has selected Baker & Taylor to partner in creating a new digital resource collection available to library users statewide, made possible for one year by CARES Act funding to the State.   The collection will support: • Recreational and popular reading • STEAM • Diversity and inclusion • All age levels – children, teen, and adult   The collection will launch in October 2020 and will serve all public libraries in New Jersey as an important expa ...Continue Reading

Webinars, Grants, Resources of Interest

September 15th 2020

*_Apply for the Virtual Learning and Enhancement Grant_* Applications are open for the American Library Association's Virtual Learning and Enhancement Mini-grant opportunity. ALA is partnering with Google to offer up to 90 $1000 mini-grants to provide digital skills programs for library patrons and students using Google's Applied Digital Skills curriculum. School, academic, tribal, and public libraries that have not received a Digital Learning Day or Hour of Code mini-grant in the past year are eligible. As part of the ...Continue Reading
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