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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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2016 Summer Reading at New York Libraries participation numbers

November 14, 2016 – New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries Bernard A. Margolis announced this week that 2.1 million children and teens throughout New York State participated in Summer Reading at New York Libraries at their local libraries during the summer of 2016. Research has shown that children who continue to read during summer vacation […]

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November is Picture Book month!

November is Picture Book Month and it’s an international literacy initiative that celebrates printed picture books. Picture books play an important role in childhood literacy. Often they are the first book experienced by a child, and the first book that a child reads on their own. Many people have fond memories of their first introduction to […]

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Student Mock Presidential Election

On November 8th, Americans everywhere will flock to their local pooling station to vote in the 2016 election.  And on November 1st, students can take to their computer and vote in the largest student mock presidential election ever.  By participating, students can vote for either Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or a third party candidate and […]

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