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Harry Potter Interactive Reading Experience

 In partnership with Sony Entertainment J. K. Rowling has just released http://www.pottermore.com/, a website containing content not included in her original seven Harry Potter novels. The website was originally released on July 11, 2011 and was limited to only one million users. It is now available to anyone interested in Harry Potter. The unreleased text […]

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Summer Reading Launch in the North Country

 “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” celebrated the launch of the Summer Reading Program on May 16th at Plattsburgh Public Library, Plattsburgh, NY. This launch is the second of five spring press events to draw attention to summer reading at public libraries this summer. Director of the Plattsburgh Library, Stan Ransom, presided over the event […]

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"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 10, 2012

Summer Reading Launch in the Capital District

“Summer Reading at New York Libraries” launched the first of five press events slated at public libraries across the state, on May 10, 2012 at the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY. The press event included remarks from NYS Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian, Jeffrey W. Cannell, State Senator Neil Breslin, […]

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School Library Journal features “2012 Teen Video Challenge”

School Library Journal is getting the word out about the fun summer reading promotional videos, 2012 Teen Video Challenge contest winners, created for and by teens from all over the U.S. New York State is one of the 23 states mentioned in the article. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/894531-312/video_winners_own_the_night.html.csp To see the New York State winning video and New […]

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Grant Opportunity

Our partners at Hunger Solutions New York have asked that we share this grant information with school and public libraries throughout the state. The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation annually awards grants for the purchase of children’s books to rural and urban public and school libraries serving at-risk children in grades K-12. For information go to: […]

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Third Annual Summer Reading Forum in Oneida, NY

The third annual Summer Reading Forum was hosted by the Madison-Oneida School Library System and the Central NY Library Association in Oneida, NY.  It provided an opportunity for area school and public librarians to meet, share summer reading program events from the previous year, and to plan for future collaborations. One presentation was by Betsy Carnevale, […]

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