Looking for some cool gear to give away at your summer reading kickoff, end-of-summer party, or otherwise noteworthy event? Look no further! I've got 50 pairs of Libraries Rock-themed sunglasses in assorted colors to give away this week. Just e-mail me with the subject line "Shades" by noon on Friday, June 15, for your chance to win!
YSS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Youth Services Section of NYLA is offering two scholarships for the 2018-19 Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership Academy (EALA). This seven month program is specifically designed for youth services providers who are interested in developing their leadership skills for personal and professional advancement. The program consists of three full day in-person workshops and four live 90-minute webinars, and counts toward 24 hours of contuining education credits. The scholarship covers the $349 tuition cost only for two members of NYLA/YSS. Travel and lodging are not included in the scholarship. For more details, visit the YSS Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership Academy page.
It's not too late to choose an online registration tool for your summer reading program! The New York State Library is offering ReadSquared as an option, and any NCLS library has the option to try Beanstack. Both options come at no cost to member libraries.
FOR YOUR RADAR
From The Horn Book: "Happy June, everyone! We hope you’re all staying cool and are lucky enough to have at least a little bit of down time this summer. We are here to check in, as we’ve been doing all of this year, to see what’s being published this month and what looks intriguing. June’s selection of picture books is dominated by nonfiction titles. Let’s jump right in..."