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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

Apply now to launch a Girls Who Code Club in 2019-20!

April 30th 2019

We have officially launched our Girls Who Code Clubs 2019-20 Application! As an international non-profit, we are so proud to work alongside Community Partners like yourself to close the gender gap in technology. Now in our 7th year, we have reached 185,000 girls supporting their passion to code!   This is an exciting time to join our movement -- we received 6,500 Clubs applications for just the 2018-19 year alone -- and we're hoping that you will join us! To learn more, please read our Cl ...Continue Reading

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens 2019 Kicked Off 4-25

April 30th 2019

Please excuse cross-postings   FYI, *Free Summer Listening*** *April 25th, Was Kickoff Day!*** SYNC Audiobooks for Teens 2019 began giving away 28 titles—two paired audiobook downloads a week—April 25th and will continue through August 1st. Authors include Jennifer A. Nielsen, Emma Donoghue, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tanaz Bhathena.   *Check out the complete list of exciting audiobook titles.* https://www.audiobooksync.com/2019-sync-titles/?utm_medium=emai ...Continue Reading

Homeschool Fair at Ocean County Library

April 27th 2019

Please share with your homeschool families. Thanks, Carolyn ...Continue Reading

Books as Bridges IBBY Talk Rutgers 5-2-19

April 25th 2019

Books as Bridges: How Books for Children and Teenagers Can Speak Across Borders of Language, Nation, and Culture Rutgers University, College Ave. Campus Lecture and opening reception: Pane Room, Alexander Library, Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:00 p.m. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a global alliance that works to use books as bridges across all of the barriers that separate young people. In order to help refugee children, IBBY annually selects a collection of “silent books”—picture books that ha ...Continue Reading

NJLA pre-conference workshop promotion

April 17th 2019

Please excuse cross-postings   FYI,   If you’re planning to attend the NJLA Conference, consider an early arrival to attend the preconference workshop on Wednesday, May 29 (10 A.M. to 1 P.M.), /“What Makes a Proposal Great? Beyond the Basics of Grant Writing for Your Library.” /Join Brittany Campese of Vision Driven Consulting for an interactive and engaging session that will review common grant jargon, discuss aspects of good (and not so good) grant proposals by reading actual applications, and practice craf ...Continue Reading

Join a National Network for Science & Literacy / Leap into Science Educator Training / May 24th at the Ridgewood Public Library (1-4pm)

April 15th 2019

Good afternoon, New Jersey Makers Day is hosting a training on Leap into Science Wind workshops, on* Friday, Mary 24th at the Ridgewood Public Library from 1-4pm*.Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school t ...Continue Reading
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