From Youth Services Shout-Out: "Many of us are aware of publisher permissions that were relaxed at the beginning of the pandemic to allow youth library staff to share copyrighted material on virtual platforms. Many of these permissions were due to expire on June 30. However some publishers have extended those permissions further into the summer..."
SUMMER KICKOFF CHALLENGE
Kick summer reading off in style by participating in the North Country Libraries Window Challenge! Each library can participate in this super-easy window challenge program by creating a fairy tale scene or imagining your own fantastical beast to decorate your window. Families then go on a scavenger hunt to find them. Find more details here!
CALENDAR EMBED CODE
Just a reminder to let me know if you want the embed code for the shared programming calendar to post to your library website. You can check out two different display options in the right rail of the Lowville and the Sackets websites. (And if you have events to add to the calendar, you can submit them here.)
The New York State Library’s Personal History Initiative and the Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program have joined efforts to promote positive project ideas for children and youth during the time of COVID-19. This webinar will be held on July 1 from 1:30-2:30pm and will provide a brief introduction to the Personal History Initiative where photographs and journals are being collected from NYS residents to preserve memories during this unprecedented time and for future research study. Ideas and examples will be shared to connect children and youth to Summer Reading/Imagine Your Story and the Personal History Initiative. Register here!