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2017 Youth Services Forum

The Annual Youth Services Forum: Libraries Evolve, is a day of hot topics and issues in library services to children and young adults, sponsored by The NJ State Library, The New Jersey Library Association and New Jersey Association of School Librarians. Along with an array of workshop sessions (descriptions are on the online registration site) the keynote speaker is children’s author Tara Lazar (7 Ate 9: : The Untold Story; Way Past Bedtime; and others). She’ll do a book signing after her session. There will also be an unconference in the afternoon. Please come with topic ideas or send them to Project Manager Jen Schureman jschureman@gcls.org(856) 223-6027 ahead of time.

Registration is online only this year. To register and see the program descriptions go to NJLA’s websiteThe deadline to register is October 13, 2017. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Continuing education credits will be available and raffle prizes will be awarded. Handouts and presentations from the sessions will be posted on the NJ State Library website after the Forum. The NJLA Store will be there too, so come prepared to buy lots of great merchandise!

Questions? Contact Project Manager Jen Schureman, jschureman@gcls.org(856) 223-6027 or Project Consultant, Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library, srawlins@njstatelib.org609-278-2640 ext. 116.

2017 Best Practices in Early Literacy Award

The New Jersey State Library is accepting applications for the annual Best Practices in Early Literacy Award. Application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2017. The award honors up to four outstanding public libraries that currently provide exemplary literacy programs for children from birth to six years, their families and caregivers. The award provides a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and promotion of the winning library as a model program for other libraries. The winning libraries will be honored during the State Librarian’s Breakfast at the NJLA Conference, April 24 – 26, 2017 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City.

Click here for application guidelines.

Click here for the 2017 application.

Please visit the following webpage on the NJ State Library’s website, and click on award brochures for more information about the previous winners.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning, NJ State Library, or 609-278-2640, ext. 116.

2015 Youth Services Forum – Registration Open!

25th Anniversary Youth Services Forum, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – Deadline to register is Sept. 28, 2015

The 25th Annual Youth Services Forum:  A Day of Hot Topics and Issues in Library Services to Children and Young Adults, sponsored by The State Library, The New Jersey Library Association and New Jersey Association of School Librarians will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Monroe Public Library (Middlesex County) from 8:45 am 3:00 pm.

Some of the scheduled sessions include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Marc Aronson, award-winning children’s and YA author
  • Steam for the Littlest Ones
  • What’s Next? When Kids Outgrow Sensory Story Times
  • Late Night Programming
  • Best Practices in Early Literacy
  • Piano, Soccer, Ballet, and the Library?
  • Teen Volunteers All Year
  • Bilingual Story Times
  • Open Discussion: Outreach
  • From Youth Services to Director? And Back Again!

For updates, check out our Facebook page. Complete program descriptions and online registration is also available on NJLA’s website. The deadline to register is September 28, 2015. If registering by mail, it must be received by NJLA by Sept. 28th. Please submit the registration form, as well as the program choice form and select a lunch option when registering.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Continuing education credits will be available and raffle prizes will be awarded. Handouts and presentations from the sessions will be posted on the NJ State Library website after the Forum.

Questions? Contact Project Manager Emily Moore, emoore@camdencountylibrary.org, (856) 772-1636 ex 7321 or Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library, srawlins@www.njstatelib.org, 609-278-2640 ext. 116.

2015 Youth Services Forum – Registration Open!

25th Anniversary Youth Services Forum, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – Deadline to register is Sept. 28, 2015

The 25th Annual Youth Services Forum:  A Day of Hot Topics and Issues in Library Services to Children and Young Adults, sponsored by The State Library, The New Jersey Library Association and New Jersey Association of School Librarians will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Monroe Public Library (Middlesex County) from 8:45 am 3:00 pm.

Some of the scheduled sessions include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Marc Aronson, award-winning children’s and YA author
  • Steam for the Littlest Ones
  • What’s Next? When Kids Outgrow Sensory Story Times
  • Late Night Programming
  • Best Practices in Early Literacy
  • Piano, Soccer, Ballet, and the Library?
  • Teen Volunteers All Year
  • Bilingual Story Times
  • Open Discussion: Outreach
  • From Youth Services to Director? And Back Again!

For updates, check out our Facebook page. Complete program descriptions and online registration is also available on NJLA’s website. The deadline to register is September 28, 2015. If registering by mail, it must be received by NJLA by Sept. 28th. Please submit the registration form, as well as the program choice form and select a lunch option when registering.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Continuing education credits will be available and raffle prizes will be awarded. Handouts and presentations from the sessions will be posted on the NJ State Library website after the Forum.

Questions? Contact Project Manager Emily Moore, emoore@camdencountylibrary.org, (856) 772-1636 ex 7321 or Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library, srawlins@www.njstatelib.org, 609-278-2640 ext. 116.

2013 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

The Mystery Writers of America has announced the nominees for its 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television from the previous year, in celebration of the 204th anniversary of Poe’s birth. Code Name Verity, selected by School Library Journal as a 2012 Best Book, was one of the five nominees in the Young Adult fiction category.

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