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Summer Reading 2016 Teen Video Challenge

New York State, as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, is participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored 2016 Teen Video Challenge. New York State has taken part in the Teen Video Challenge every year since 2011. Teens in New York State are invited to create a 30 to 90 second […]

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Leadership Change for Summer Reading at New York Libraries

Karen Balsen, who has guided Summer Reading at New York Libraries since 2007, is stepping down as the program’s Coordinator. During her tenure the program has grown from participation levels of 1.3 million to 1.99 million, a partnership was started with the Legislature to promote summer reading, summer reading manuals were developed for school libraries […]

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Summer Reading at New York Libraries 2015 Reaches 1.99 Million Children & Teens

November 17, 2015 – New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries Bernard A. Margolis announced today that 1.99 million children and teens throughout New York State participated in Summer Reading at New York Libraries at their local libraries during the summer of 2015. Research has shown that children who continue to read during […]

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2016 Teen Summer Learning Grants

The 2016 Teen Summer Learning grants from YALSA just opened. There are two types of grants available: Teen Summer Learning Resources Grants and Summer Teen Intern Grants. The deadline to apply for these grants is January 1st. Learn more at: http://summerreading.ning.com/page/summer-learning-grants.

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Connecticut Library Launches Video Website

The Darien Library, located in Connecticut, launched http://darienlibrary.tv/ in June. The website is designed to provide easy access to the library’s collection of library-created videos. To learn more, check out this article from Library Journal: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/06/digital-content/darien-library-launches-video-site-debuts-web-series/.

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Summer Reading Happenings: Week of August 16

Here are some fun summer reading things happening across the state for the upcoming week of August 16, 2015. On August 16 from 1-3pm, the Ellenville Public Library and Museum will be celebrating local heroes. They will be presenting local heroes with certificates, Karen Gersh will perform some heroic circus tricks, and there will be […]

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Summer Reading Happenings: Week of August 9

Here are some fun summer reading things happening across the state for the upcoming week of August 9, 2015. The Dundee Library is celebrating the end of their summer reading program with a Summer Learning Finale on August 12th featuring Dan the Snake Man. To learn more, visit http://dundeelib.org/. The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library […]

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