Category Archives: Online Resources

NY State test

In case you need this info….New York State test review sources The Office of State Assessment (OSA) is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP). You can go here to find resources … Continue reading

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journalbuddies.com

I just heard about the site JournalBuddies.com, a great writing resource geared toward parents, teachers, and kids. There are links to many pages with information on journaling, creative writing, writing prompts, and more. I don’t like the many ads on … Continue reading

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SLJ Teen e-newsletter

SLJTeen provides librarians and educators with the latest news on books, graphic novels, anime, music, and games for teens, as well as monthly interviews of debut YA authors. Reviews by teens are offered regularly, along with technology for the classroom … Continue reading

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Teen Librarian’s Toolbox

I just learned of a great site for Teen Librarians, called Teen Librarian’s Toolbox. It is self-described as “For Teen Librarians short on time, short on money, But Not short on passion!” TLT is a blog with book reviews, program … Continue reading

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NovelNY database spotlight: Grolier Online

I just attended a webinar on Grolier Online, a free resource available through NovelNY. The two included databases I’m most interested in are America the Beautiful, and Amazing Animals of the World. We know every year there are students coming … Continue reading

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Mid-Hudson Library System weekly bulletin

Every Tuesday, the Mid-Hudson Library System, to our north, puts out a weekly bulletin to member libraries. This short newsletter has information about the system that doesn’t affect us, but they also post Marketing, Advocacy & Funding (such as grant … Continue reading

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Juvenile Series and Sequels

This is perhaps the best website you’re not using… and if you are using it, then that’s awesome! How many times does someone come in asking for the nth book in a particular series? I know it happens to me … Continue reading

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Camp Virtual

Common Sense Media (mentioned in this post) put together a Summer Learning Guide in 2012. There are links by age level leading to rated learning activities. We know today’s kids and teens spend a lot of time on the computer … Continue reading

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Common Sense Media: parent-friendly reviews

Common Sense Media has a reputation for being a parent-friendly site with reviews on things like movies, games, and music – or what the site calls “media and digital activities.” Such media are rated on things like target age group, … Continue reading

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NYS Summer Reading resources

Stay up-to-date on the statewide public library summer reading program, Summer Reading at New York Libraries, by utilizing the following websites “Summer Reading News” Blog: Stay up to date on all the latest Information  for Summer Reading at New York Libraries 2013 … Continue reading

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