Author Archives: Allison Pryor

September 28, Youth Services Meeting

Early Learning Spaces Renee McGrath, Manager of Youth Services for the Nassau Library System, gave an excellent program on the importance of creating inviting and engaging learning spaces in our libraries for our youngest readers! Check out the power-point and … Continue reading

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2018 Summer Reading Surveys

A BIG thank you to everyone fore submitting their summer reading surveys. PDFs of your responses will be emailed in early October.

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Larchmont Public Library won the teen video challenge!

Check out their video at http://www.summerreadingnys.org/2018-teen-video-challenge-winner-new-york-state-and-cslp/ This annual video competition encouraged New York State teens to create and submit a short video based on the yearly slogan to help promote libraries and the Summer Reading program. This year’s slogan is Libraries … Continue reading

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2018 YS Event Calendar

See what’s planned for 2018! View the list of events here. See the WLS Evanced calendar for scheduled meetings. Sessions start at 9:00 and run until 11:30 or 12.  Meetings are held at WLS unless indicated otherwise.  View the Evanced entry for confirmed times , new additions … Continue reading

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PDF of CSLP’s 2018 “Libraries Rock!” Catalog

Hi Everyone! The 2018 CSLP “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading catalog was sent out in the mail. For those of you who’d like another peak, click here for the pdf of the scanned catalog!

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YS: College Prep – Part 2: Entrance Exams, Essays, Search

At this 6/20/17 session two organizations shared information on exams and how they advise students and parents.  (See materials linked here from Eduscape 2017 and The Learning Miracle 2017.)  Additionally, Elena Falcone reviewed the guidance found on FirstFind.org, with a focus … Continue reading

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May 24, 2017: Everyone Serves Families with Young Children

Youth and Family Services Manager, Mary Fellows from the Upper Hudson Library System presented a wonderful program geared towards serving families with young children. If you couldn’t come check it out, click here to view slides from the presentation!

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February 14, 2017: Youth Services Meeting

“Appy Hour” (Conducted by Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella – (KAT) We talked about personal and professional favorite applications, websites, online games and FB pages. Some are free, some are not. Personal: Face Tune (3.99); a fun and easy to use portrait and … Continue reading

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March 21, 2017: Youth Services Meeting

 Animation Basics! (Conducted by Austin Olney) 2D Cartoon Animation Apps: Tupi 2D Magic  (PC, Mac, Linux)  http://www.maefloresta.com/tupi/ Scratch (PC,Mac,Linux,iPad)  –https://scratch.mit.edu/ Synfig Studio (PC, Mac) –synfig.org/ Stop Motion Studio (iPad) –https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stop-motion-studio/ Adobe Flash (Mac) – $$adobe.com/products/flash CGI and Simulation Apps: Blender – … Continue reading

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Looking for new STEM ideas?

In the STEM Activity Clearinghouse, librarians and library staff can find high quality, vetted STEM activities that are appropriate for library use. Click here to check it out!

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