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January 16, 2017: Youth Services Meeting

Escape Rooms There was a flurry of interest in escape rooms.  Here’s a cut and paste of what was shared. https://www.breakoutedu.com https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/the-rise-of-educational-escape–rooms/493316/ https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/09/01/escape-rooms-libraries-on-lockdown/ Brian Mayer is an expert on this, and based out of Genesee Valley School Library System.  He … Continue reading

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Survey – Please complete by January 14, 2017

Programming for young children is a high impact (and high volume) activity for public libraries.  Over the next few years, WLS has funding from NYS to provide additional professional development opportunities for all library staff in support of service for … Continue reading

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Matchmaker Tales and Strategies: Notes from the Meeting

Hello All! What a rousing and successful meeting we had on Tuesday February 16th at 9:30 am. Matchmaker Tales and Strategies: Ways to engage children, teens and families in reading.  We had a small turn out due to the horrible weather, … Continue reading

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Common Core Specific Programming Example

Based on a January 2015 inquiry from a reporter regarding public library programming that supports the common core, the following libraries provided these examples:  (note resulting article will be linked when available): White Plains Public Library: Bag-A-Tales we assembled through … Continue reading

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NYLA YSS 2014 Spring Conference Handouts Are Posted

Materials are on the NYLA site at this link: http://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=672&&MenuKey=nomenucms – Handouts

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From Tee Cotter re the 1st ever YS Regional Gathering

Today we had a great youth services regional meeting at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.  Here are some of the issues we discussed ·        School Summer Reading Lists—It is a nightmare for most of us.   Yonkers has worked with their board … Continue reading

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Making Books Sing’s touring programs

We are excited to tell you about Making Books Sing’s touring programs that are available to present right in your library this Spring or Summer! Each of our programs use theatre and original music to inspire learning, creativity and fun. We are … Continue reading

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Do you need a Wii or Playstation for a program?

Do you need a Wii or Playstation for a program? WLS has a Wii (Guitar Hero with Rockband, guitars and drum set) and a Playstation (Guitar Hero and a handful of games). If you’d like to borrow these for your … Continue reading

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Learning Ambassador Recruitment

Recruitment started in February and runs through March 15.  Most outreach is through the library and the schools. Ambassador 2.0 Invitation to Apply_All – A general recruitment flyer (a library specific flyer was designed for each participating site) Ambassador 2.0 Application … Continue reading

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Learning Ambassadors – Updated documents

Hi.  For those who need them, here’s the current Training Plan, Revisions and Requirements Document, and one page promo piece that you are welcome to hand to anyone who you think might be a future funder (I can dream!). Training … Continue reading

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