Karen Land – Iditarod Presenter

Yesterday, at our Communication Coordinators Meeting, we had Karen Land do a short presentation for us about what she does for public and school library visits. Karen is very engaging and will do either Skype sessions or in-person presentations. Additionally, she has a couple of her dogs participate in the session. If you are interested in booking her, she can be contacted at mymusher@yahoo.com.

NYS Library Summer Reading

The New York State Library is pleased to announce that the 2016 Explore New York: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read recreational reading lists are now available at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/explore.htm. These reading lists for children and teens are designed to help libraries promote New York State-related recreational summer reading and are available for download and printing. 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.  Accompanying bookmarks should be available by mid-February.

We encourage schools and school libraries to contact and partner with public libraries in their communities to make students and parents fully aware of everything that public libraries have to offer over the summer.  The School Library Partner and Early Literacy Partner Manuals, which can be used to help with planning and collaboration are also available at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/facts.htm

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.