Category Archives: Announcements

January 7, 2016: Youth Service’s Mock Awards

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the WHI Auditorium/Gallery

This event will be open to those working in school, public, academic, & special libraries, the book publishing industry, library school students and adults interested in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

This is not an event for Children or Teens.

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON, check www.westchesterlibraryassociation.org for updates, including reading lists for all three awards, event timings, networking & discussion information and the event food menu.

For more information you can contact either of the following librarians:

Sarah Rodriguez srodriguez@wlsmail.org or
Elizabeth Coppola elizabethcoppola@wpcsd.k12.ny.us

Indicate in the notes field whether you would like to attend the Caldecott, Newbery, or Printz discussion.

Register here.

Other Information:

When Registering: Indicate in the notes field whether you would like to attend the Caldecott, Newbery, or Printz discussion.

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

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

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

Ready to Read at New York Libraries

The New York State Library is proud to announce the finalization of the logo for Ready to Read at New York Libraries. You are encouraged to use this on any materials or hand-outs relating to this initiative and/or to early literacy.

Ready to Read

Here is a color version of the logo. Other versions can be found on the Ready to Read at New York Libraries’ website, which you can access here

2013 Book Expo America info

The following information was sent to the Director’s List listserv.

WLS has received the following information about discounts to Book Expo America (BEA), which is scheduled for May 29-June 1, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City.

Reed Exhibitions is once again offering discounts to WLS Librarians, when registering 3 or more librarians at the same time, for the All Access Pass [$20 off: $84 instead of $104] and for the 1-Day Pass [$10 off: $60 instead of $70].

You can register directly with Diana Press of Reed Exhibitions. Mail and/or fax this registration form (that indicates you are part of WLS) along with payment by the early bird deadline of Wednesday, May 15th, to:

Diana Press
Reed Exhibitions
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
FAX #: 203-840-5519

You may include registration to the BEA Special Events Tickets or the Concurrent Events Passes on your registration; however, discounts only apply to the All Access Pass and 1-Day Pass.

If your library does not have 3 or more registering, contact Elise Burke for inclusion with the WLS registration.

All forms faxed and/or mailed to Diana will be confirmed. If you have any questions, you may contact Diana directly at 800-363-3631 or 203-840-5533.

You can visit their website for further information: www.bookexpoamerica.com

Please note, WLS will not be arranging any transportation from Westchester.