Teen NY

Teen NY is a New York State Library Facebook page to promote teen-related programs and resources in New York. This content, which is enjoyed by teens and adults alike, can be linked to if you “like” the page and “share” a post. The State Library typically posts to the page three times a week and strives to keep content relevant and current. Please like the page and help share these great resources for teens!

New 2015 Laws Relating to State Funding for Libraries

The State Library has posted information about “2015 Laws Relating to State Funding for Libraries” on its “Library Laws and Regulations in New York State” webpage at:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/fundlaw2.htm

Go to “New Library Laws” and click on the link for “2015.”

The “2015 Laws Relating to State Funding for Libraries” page includes Chapter numbers, legislative bill numbers with links to the online text of each bill in Open.nysenate.gov, and a brief description of the provisions of each bill related to State funding for library services.

Other items posted on the State Library’s “Library Laws and Regulations in New York State” webpage include:

· Library Legislation in New York State, from 2001 through 2015

· Excerpts from New York State Law and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education pertaining to Libraries, Library Systems, Trustees and Librarians

· Public Library Law in New York State, 2006

2015 Explore New York Bookmarks and Reading Lists Now Available

The New York State Library is pleased to announce that the 2015 Explore New York recreational reading lists and bookmarks for children and teens are now available at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/explore.htm. The reading lists are designed to help libraries promote New York State – related recreational summer reading are available for download and printing.

These recreational reading lists are librarian-selected titles that celebrate the history, culture, and diversity of New York State.  The lists have been designed by the New York State Library in partnership with the New York State Library Association Youth Services Section and Section of School Librarians.

The accompanying bookmarks are created each year by the New York State Library and designed by the New York State Museum for Summer Reading at New York Libraries.  The bookmarks serve as companions to the four Explore New York reading lists and include the 2015 summer reading graphics. The bookmarks are available for printing with titles already listed, as well as in template form so that each library can add their own selection of books from the reading lists.

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.

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