MYON RETURNS FOR SUMMER
As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON are partnering again this year to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 8th grade. The myON digital books will be available from May 1 through September 30. To start downloading books, go to MyON, click the MyON Login button, and enter the following: School name = New York Reads; Username = read; Password = books. More information coming soon!
READY SET FUN
The WPBS Ready-Set-Fun! Sunny Days Festival will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 10am-2pm at Salmon Run Mall. Participants can meet PBS characters Clifford, Curious George and Peg+Cat, explore over 30 different fun and engaging hands-on activities hosted by community organizations, and help celebrate the young authors of this year’s PBS Kids Writers Contest! For more information, visit the WPBS website or see the attached flyer.
PLAY IN THE LIBRARY
From the ALSC blog: "If play is so beneficial, how can we incorporate more active play into the public library? Our branch piqued community interest with pop-up emergent literacy play areas over the past year- enough so that I will be attending a Children’s Museum conference next month to learn more about creating museum-quality, hands-on learning environments that are both enjoyable and enriching for children and their caregivers. Want to crank up your play potential? Get started with materials, time, and space..."
TEEN SERVICES 101
The Teen Librarian Toolbox shares eight basic elements that provide a framework for any library looking to develop a successful teen services program. Check it out!