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2017 CSLP Updates

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) recently released a newsletter with updates about the organization, information about the 2017 Summer Reading Champion Kwame Alexander, notes on the annual conference this past April, and details about themes and slogans for upcoming Summer Reading in the years to come. You can read this newsletter online by following […]

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Earth Day Activities 2017

April is a big month for celebrating our planet. Aside from being National Keep America Beautiful Month and National Garden Month, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd every year. With this year’s Summer Reading Program theme being “Build a Better World,” there are so many opportunities for your library and your patrons to participate […]

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2017 3 Apples Award Voting

The New York Library Association Youth Sections, YSS and SSL, have announced that voting is open for the annual 3 Apples Book Award. The 3 Apples award is given to three children’s books that are nominated for and voted on by children from all across the state. In order to place a vote, a child […]

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Get a head start on Earth Day activity planning:

The slogan for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” To celebrate Earth Day and help with planning for summer reading activities, Star_Net (Science-Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is hosting two free professional development webinars about fun science activities. Both webinars will be held […]

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February: Small month, big events

In spite of being the shortest month of the year, February is a big month for reading. As most people know, February is Black History Month. A good way to brush up on the accomplishments of this community is to pick up a book by an African American author. Below we’ve included a recommended Black […]

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Upcoming Free Webinar on Summer Meals and Libraries

  Across our state, more than one million low-income children eat healthy school lunches on an average school day; however, less than one-third of these students have access to summer nutrition programs. Increasing numbers of libraries are partnering with local anti-hunger organizations and school districts to raise awareness of summer meals. Many even provide summer meals […]

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New York State Archives invites Students to enter Student Research Awards Contest

The New York State Archives invites students to enter the 27th Annual Student Research Awards contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects. Individual students and groups of students may submit projects to the contest. The deadline for entries […]

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2017 Teen Video Challenge

New York State, as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, is once again participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored 2017 Teen Video Challenge. Teens in New York State are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2017 CSLP teen slogan Build a Better World.  […]

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