Author Archive | Shannen O'Brien

FREE Upcoming Webinars in December

As the year begins to wind down, the New York State Library is sponsoring some excellent free webinars throughout the month of December to promote ideas for programming for children and teens alike. Please be sure to click on the links under each webinar listed for additional details about the webinar and how to register: […]

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National Friends of Libraries Week 2017

Yesterday marked the beginning of the National Friends of Libraries Week! Until Saturday 10/21, the American Library Association will be promoting the Friends of Libraries membership and raising awareness about what the Friends of Public Libraries do to keep their libraries in operation. ALA has additional information on their website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek, but here are […]

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Teen Read Week 2017

October 8-14th is Teen Read Week and the theme this year is “Unleash Your Story!” Teen Read Week is YALSA’s adolescent literacy initiative to encourage teens to become regular readers and library users.  From YALSA: “Library staff, afterschool providers, and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to encourage teens to tell their own stories […]

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Banned Books Week 2017

Next week begins the annual Banned Books Week sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). Banned Books Week recognizes the censored books from educators and librarians all across the country and encourages all readers to use their right to read free information. The ALA is hosting several events, which are listed below with links to […]

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Free Ready to Read webinar on September 19

The New York State Library’s Division of Library Development is pleased to offer the following free webinar as part of Ready to Read at New York Libraries: Topic: Using the Every Student Present Website: Helping Parents and Educators Utilize Strategies and Data Tools Date/Time: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 1-2 PM ET Speaker: Cate Teuten Bohn and […]

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Library Card Sign Up Month Begins!

Aside from being the first day of September, today also kickstarts Library Card Sign Up Month! The American Library Association (ALA) has released promotional materials that feature Teen Titans as the faces of Library Card Sign Up Month. Materials in English and Spanish are available on the ALA website, as well as ideas for hosting […]

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Total Solar Eclipse Today!

It’s finally here: wherever you are in the United States, you will be able to see a total solar eclipse travel across the country. The Audio Description Project will be providing a radio broadcast of the total solar eclipse for the visually impaired and blind. Go to http://www.acbradio.org/interactive and select “Click Here to Play.” Then be sure […]

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