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Libraries Rock with myON Final Report

In 2018 the State Education Department partnered with myON to offer free access to thousands of enhanced digital books as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries.  This partnership was focused on providing more Summer Reading resources to all children, students and families throughout the summer, while encouraging them to participate in summer reading and […]

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Healthy Meals during the Summer

Healthy meals are necessary for students to stay focused and energized while at school; many students living in low-income neighborhoods rely on school meals to keep them healthy and focused throughout the school day. But many of the students who rely on school meals have nowhere to turn over the summer when school is not […]

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National Friends of Libraries Week 2017

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, but here are […]

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Teen Read Week 2017

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 […]

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Banned Books Week 2017

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 […]

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