Learn about the Incoming (2018-2019) YSS Board and more in the Fall 2018 YSS Newsletter is available for download – click here.
Summer Reading News
Read the 2018 Summer Reading Champion Book List! and more
Read about the Spring 2018 YSS conference and more in the summer newsletter.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As the total solar eclipse approaches next week, there are some great resources for you to check out and participate in the activities: Time and Date lets you enter your city on their website and they will tell you what the solar eclipse will look like in your city: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21 CNN and The Today Show […]
When school is out for the summer, many children may lack access to regular nutritious meals. An increasing number of libraries in New York State are working to help ensure that kids and teens are able to find healthy meals and snacks as part of the Summer Reading at New York Libraries program. This year, 118 libraries […]