Summer Reading 2022 Lunch and Learn sessions!

If you missed a session or want to view one again to help with programming for Oceans of Possibilities, please see the links below for each session that was offered by one of our Summer Reading at New York Libraries partners.

Oceans of Possibilities with 4-H and Library Collaborations March 31, 2022
Description: The National 4‑H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning. Watch this Lunch and Learn lesion to find great activities for kids and other ways in which your library can help engage kids interested in STEM learning.

Summer Reading Resources for Young Readers with Print Disabilities March 11, 2022
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Description: This Lunch and Learn sessions provides an overview of services, focusing on audio and braille resources you can use to engage students and young readers with print disabilities. Discover how your library can access TBBL materials as you plan for your upcoming Summer Reading programs, activities, and events.

Oceans of STEAM Resources Facilitating Creative Learning Programs with the PLIX MIT Media Lab – April 28, 2022
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Description: As libraries prepare for Summer Reading programs, how do we keep our young learners engaged and inspired?  PLIX, or the Public Library Innovation Exchange, and the MIT media lab have teamed up to create a space to supports creative learning. Watch this Lunch and Learn to learn how to utilize their free resources and apply their unique program models.

Connecting Libraries to the Summer Meals program and Summer Reading with Hunger Solutions NY March 8, 2022
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Description: Hunger Solution’s goal is to increase awareness of, support for, and participation in federal nutrition assistance programs. Watch this Lunch and Learn session to learn the many ways your library can participate in the Summer Food Service program.

New York State Museum Virtual Resources for Summer Reading programming and Oceans of Possibilities April 1, 2022
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Description: The NYS Museum is the oldest and largest State Museum in the country. Watch this Lunch and Learn session to learn about the different educational programs and resources the museum has to offer to connect students and families to Summer Reading.

Performers and Programs Database Resource for Summer Reading May 5, 2022
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Description: The New York State Performers & Programs Database brings together performer and programming related information for libraries and educational organizations looking for youth appropriate programs or presenters. Provides detailed information about how to navigate and effectively search the Performers and Programs database, as well as how to promote the resource to performers and presenters.

Oceans of Connections to Summer Reading with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation May 12, 2022
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Description: Our lives are all closely connected to the oceans, regardless of where we live in NY.  We all live upstream from the Atlantic.  And that means that this summer’s reading program connects us all. Join a NYS DEC educator to learn about ideas, activities, and resources you can use to engage kids in your program this summer.

New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.