4-H Partnership – More Opportunities and Prizes!

5/31/13 – The New York State Library and  4-H are working together to connect all public libraries with the opportunities offered by partnering with 4-H this summer. See information at http://www.summerreadingnys.org/librarians-educators/le-resources/#4h

4-H has new updates for those of you who have made partnership connections AND for those of you who haven’t. . . .

For those who have partnered – Send a copy of your program flyer to NYS 4-H Project Coordinator Kelly Ann Radzik (kar25@cornell.edu) and you will be entered into a drawing for a 4-H prize package!  Ten lucky libraries will receive a box of 20 4-H prizes to use for your summer program.  Deadline for submission is June 15.

A “recommended book” list for the Seed and Soil Detectives toolkit can be found here: http://www.summerreadingnys.org/librarians-educators/le-resources/

Remember to visit the following Cornell websites for additional activity ideas and content that will help with your programs:

Gardening – http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/

Adventures in Earth Science – www.museumoftheearth.org

Get the latest dinosaur information here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14343366

For those who haven’t partnered yet – You can join the project in three easy steps!

Step One – Visit the summer reading website and download the partnership manual to read how this works.



Step Two – Call your local Cooperative Extension Office and ask to speak with the 4-H Staff.  Use the website below to get the phone number.


Step Three – Get the Gardening and Earth Science lessons from the 4-H Staff.  Start planning your program!

Questions?  E-mail NYS 4-H Library Partnership Coordinator Kelly Ann Radzik (kar25@cornell.edu).

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