Youth Services Roundup 11/12/19



The 2020 YSS Spring Conference will be held on Friday, May 15 at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in our very own Clayton! We‘ve got a great line-up planned for 2020, including keynote speaker Ellen Oh and session topics ranging from library service to families with babies to helping high school students navigate the transition to college. Registration information coming soon, but until then, save the date!


From DLD: "The New York State Library is conducting a brief survey to determine satisfaction with resources for the Ready to Read at New York Libraries program. The survey is available at and the deadline for completing the survey is Monday, November 18. Information on Ready to Read at New York Libraries can be found here."


From Teen Librarian Toolbox: "Just like I firmly believe picture books are for people of all ages, and have value and usefulness for people beyond the “recommended” age group, graphic novels also have wider appeal than their suggested ages may indicate. Even if you just work with older teens, it’s useful to know about these books that may be more widely read by younger readers, but will certainly find older audiences..."


From Teen Services Underground: "Audiobooks are great for all the times you want to read but can’t find the time...[Here] is a selection of audiobooks I have listened to and enjoyed. Not only were the stories themselves (I’m not going to get into their descriptions though) wonderful, but the narrators have done a fantastic job bringing them to life. For your teens who feel audiobooks aren’t their thing, I suggest trying these titles (links to Goodreads) and narrators (links to Audible) with them..."



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