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Summer Reading Launch in Watertown 6/27/12

North Country libraries celebrated the start of “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” with an exciting all-day kickoff event at the historic Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library inWatertown,New York. The launch event included a press conference at noon followed by activities involving the entire community: children, teens, families,FortDrummilitary personnel, legislators, and library and education professionals.  […]

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Start a book discussion group for children at your library

“Summer Reading at New York Libraries” has been expanding their partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities to include exciting new training opportunities for librarians. The first opportunity, which was held in June and announced on our blog, “Summer Reading News,” trained 70 librarians throughout the state on how to start and maintain […]

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Summer Reading Launch in Buffalo 6/13/12

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library celebrated the start of their “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” program with a wonderful kick off event on June 13th. This launch event for western New York State highlighted the hundreds of special programs and events that have been planned for this upcoming summer as part of the Summer Reading […]

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Summer Reading Launch in Syracuse 6/12/12

The Onondaga County Public Library celebrated the launch of their “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” program with a kick off event on June 12th at the Robert P. Kinchen Central Library in Syracuse, NY. Last year in Onondaga County 5,715 children and teens participated in “Summer Reading at New York Libraries,” reading over 90,000 […]

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YALSA: National Teen Space Guidelines

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has published “National Teen Space Guidelines,” a set of standards for creating quality public library spaces for teens. The guidelines are based on the following nine points: Physical Space: Solicit teen feedback and input in the design and creation of the […]

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