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Total Solar Eclipse: One Month Away!

In just over a month and a half on August 21,  a full solar eclipse will sweep across the United States for the first time in almost 100 years! Certain cities in the United States will be able to witness the complete solar eclipse. Libraries and community organizations in the Continental US are hosting programs, […]

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Book Bingo

On top of the great flexibility of programming in libraries for Summer Reading, a great way to attract young readers is to make a book bingo card! It’s a combination of a book challenge and a bingo card, which is a win-win for your patrons and your library! To learn how to make your own […]

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Endangered bees

While there is a significant amount of events changing our future, perhaps one of the most alarming pieces of news is that bees have been put on the endangered species list. The contribution of bees to our everyday lives is essential: they assist in pollination of flowers and produce honey. The elimination of bees will […]

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Summer Food Programs and Libraries

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has recently released a Summer Meals Finder on their new blog, where you can enter a location and find the closest Summer Meal program in your area. Since schools finish at different times across the state and the country, the information is constantly being updated, and can also be […]

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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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