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The latest from the children’s and teen public librarians in Westchester County is posted below.  For more on this blog, check the ABOUT page in the banner below the top graphic.

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September Youth Services Meeting

September Youth Services Meeting

Programming Idea Swap for Children & Teen Services
September 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM @ WLS

Summer is coming to a close but we are always looking for that next big program idea… and who better to learn from then our experienced colleagues? Did you have an amazing event you think would be flexible for other libraries that you would like to share? Want to brag about your latest programming success? Are you looking for new ideas to spice up your programming calendar? What about a major event flop that you learned from? If so, this is the meeting for you!  Youth Services staff (children & teen) from across WLS will gather to swap ideas and share event-war stories. To get everyone talking and excited about sharing their brilliant ideas the meeting will begin with some quick presentations from YS Staff with topics including multimedia storytime, making s’mores with the sun, free video/computer game design software, and much more! Then we will go around the room where everyone can ask questions or reminisce about their own event fun!

 

SHARE YOUR SUCCESSES - To add your program to the list please email Liz Anastasi @ eanastasi@wlsmail.org. Handouts or sample flyers from sharers are recommened

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August 14, 2015

The Westchester Library Association’s Not Just for YA Book Club is thrilled to be reading a pairing of Lauren Myracle’s SHINE with Adam Silvera’s MORE HAPPY THAN NOT as our August 2015 Featured Reads.

The meeting begins at 6:30pm  Friday, August 14th at Panera Bread in White Plains, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601 at 6:30pm on Friday, August 14, 2015.

See flyer below!

 NOT JUST FOR YA BOOKCLUB august 2015

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July 10, 2015

Join us on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
at PANERA BREAD 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601
for an open discussion group for adults who read (YA) Young Adult Literature. Come Talk about our featured books, and also bring reading suggestions. Discuss pop culture, movies, music, video games, apps, teen reading/publishing trends and more!

Flyer is attached!

Not Just For YA Book Club 7-10-15

 

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Practice Buzzers for B.O.B. Competition

Reserving Practice Buzzers:

Are you participating in the 2015 Battle of the Books Competition? Do you want to get a head start on using the practice buzzer systems? Click (here) to find out how to reserve a set!

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Programs for Families (YS Meeting 5/12/15)

A listing of different family programs discussed (and recommended) during the 5/12/2015 YS meeting.

Programs for Families Summary

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2015 WLA/WLS Printz Pizza Party!

Thursday, June 18, 2015.

6-8:45pm at the White Plains Public Library.

(100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601)

This event is open to those working in school, public, academic, & special libraries, the book publishing industry, library school students, teachers and adults who are interested in Childrens and Young Adult Literature. (Not an event for Children or Teens).

Metered parking is available under the library in the parking garage.

For information, see attached flyer below.

2015 WLA/WLS Printz Pizza Party Flyer

*Read as many books a possible to ensure a rich and rewarding discussion

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Betsy Bishop’s Notes from the 4/21 Meeting on Accessible Programming with BPL’s John Huth

Betsy Bishop’s notes from the 4//21 meeting on Accessible Programming with BPL’s John Huth

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YS Meeting on March 17, 2015

If you missed this Tuesday’s Tech-tacular (or if you misplaced the handouts), here’s a review of what we covered.

Google Drive (GDrive)
GIMP (for graphics)
WordPress 
New products from Findaway-
     Bookpack:
    Launchpad:
    CLSP title references in their library: 
    Cool info-graphic about the value of audio books to language learning:
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(all titles can be found on https://shop.playaway.com/ )
The intent of the meeting was to offer a brief review of some tech tools and how we’re using them to collaborate and get our work done.  To hone your skills on all of the tools we covered, you’ll find helpful self-study videos on Lynda.com.  All you need to access these is your library card!
Also, based on the discussion at the meeting, WLS may push GIMP to the public computers.  I’ll keep you posted on that development.
Want to share what you know?  Have a tech topic you’d like to explore?  Let us know!  …. Youth Services Advisory Group: Liz Anastasi, Betsy Bishop, Tee Cotter, Andrew Farber, Cathleen Sulli, Anne Quick
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April 10, 2015

Join us on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
at PANERA BREAD 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601
for an open discussion group for adults who read (YA) Young Adult Literature. Come join us to talk about our featured book, Diamond Boy by Michael Williams, and also bring reading suggestions for possible featured books for future meetings.

Flyer is attached!

NOT JUST FOR YA BOOKCLUB April 2015

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March 13, 2015

Join us on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:30pm
at PANERA BREAD 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601
for an open discussion group for adults who read (YA) Young Adult Literature. Come join us to talk about our featured book, Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw, and also bring reading suggestions for possible featured books for future meetings.

Flyer is attached!

NOT JUST FOR YA BOOKCLUB March 2015

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