CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK
The official poster celebrating the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week has been released! Download it for free on the Every Child a Reader website, and then check out the other free resources on the website to plan your own library celebration!
Just a reminder that the deadline for the Family Literacy mini-grant is next Thursday, February 28. Each grant recipient will create up to five loanable kits for families with materials provided by NCLS - including board books and activities for children, as well as early literacy tips for adults. These kits are a great way to encourage early literacy at home and to kickstart a conversation with parents and caregivers about the importance of talking, reading, and singing, with children. Don't delay, apply today!
SUMMER MEALS WEBINAR
Hunger Solutions NY, an official NYS Summer Reading partner, is offering a webinar or March 5 from 1-2pm for libraries interested in learning more about summer meal programs. Learn how schools and organizations in low-income communities may be eligible to offer free, nutritious meals and/or snacks through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and how sponsors across New York State are growing participation through community partnerships. Sign up here!
FOR YOUR RADAR
From Jbrary: "I’m always on the lookout for new books to share in babytime, either to read aloud or to put on display. Here are some 2019 picture books that I think will be great to share at babytime..."