Youth Services Roundup 2/7/19



Congratulations to the winners of the YMA giveaway! The YA titles are going to Phoenix, the Newbery books are going to Waddington, the picture books will go to Chaumont, and the Sibert winners will be headed off to Morristown. Look for those in your delivery very soon!


Registration is now open for the YSS Spring Conference! The conference will be held on Friday, April 26 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, and program sessions run the gamut from STEAM programming to self-publishing! To get more information or to register, visit the NYLA YSS Spring Conference page.


Just a reminder that the application deadline for the Family Literacy mini-grant is Thursday, February 28. NCLS will purchase supplies that grant recipients will use to create loanable kits for families that support early literacy through the five practices – talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Grant recipients will create the kits at one of two drop-in labs held at NCLS during the month of April. To download the application, visit the Grant and Funding Opportunities page on the NCLS website.


From Jbrary: "It’s not that I don’t want to read information books at storytime. I think it’s mostly that I’m more aware of fiction and thus more likely to try it out in storytime. But I would really like to change that. Not only would reading information books in storytime raise awareness about that part of our collection, it also caters to kids who like facts. So I’ve done some digging and gathered resources for all of us who would like to be more intentional about including nonfiction books in storytime..."


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