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 […]
Summer Reading News
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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/.
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 […]
Children who love to read typically have larger vocabularies, are better at problem solving, and have a higher degree of emotional intelligence. Check out this article to learn how to get children to read voraciously: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7750644?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books.
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 […]
The Museum of Science and Technology has been bringing the science behind superheroes’ powers to all of the branches of the Onondaga County Public Library this summer. The program has already been to 17 of the libraries, with 15 left to go. Read more about the program here: http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/07/superhero_science_show_travels_to_libraries_across_onondaga_county.html
Here are some fun summer reading things happening across the state for the upcoming week of August 2, 2015. The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is hosting a comic creator series for teens and tweens this summer. Brimstone, co-founder of Hound Comics, Inc., will be visiting the library on August 6. For more information, see […]