Check out this free Driver’s Education program

Teens and adults can access practice tests through this program.  You can add this free program to your library website.

http://driving-tests.org/library/

Great Stone Face news…

Click on the image above to see the complete voting results!

READS Fall Conference 2016

READS Fall Conference September 23, 2016

Boston Bruins Sponsor NH Summer Reading

sponsorLabelCheck out the page NH Summer Reading & the Boston Bruins under the Summer Reading menu tab above for all the amazing details. Fun, prizes, and incentives for everyone. CHILIS thanks the Boston Bruins organization for its support of kids and reading in New Hampshire. When you read, you score!

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2016 Annual Conference:

Holistic Librarianship: Broad Thinking for Diverse and Creative Solutions

Friday, May 13, 2016 | The Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown | Manchester, New Hampshire

Register Today!

The best of librarianship today calls for broad thinking and careful consideration of our complex social, economic, environmental, and political systems, both global and local. The 2016 ACRL/NEC conference will provide our professional community with opportunities to discuss how we can think holistically to implement engaging and impactful library services for all. Please join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and vendor booths, while we share creative ideas and initiatives to help us think more broadly about a range of social and systemic issues in our profession.

Share Your 2016 Summer Reading Ideas

Get In The Game, Read!

Do you have a terrific program planned for summer reading?

A performer you plan on having? An event tailor-made for this theme and young adults?

We all want to hear what you have planned.

Post a comment and share it with everyone! On your mark, get set…Share!

GSF Tally Report Now Available Online

Great Stone Face logoYou can now report the results of your school’s or library’s votes for the winner of the Great Stone Face Award by completing an online form at http://goo.gl/forms/J2JRwqYVqV . Please note: please use this form to report vote tallies. It should not be used to conduct online voting with kids.

By following the link provided, your vote tallies can easily be added to our totals, and the results can be quickly tabulated. Sarah Hydorn, who has been the official vote-counter for many years, is thrilled!! She strongly encourages you to use this option, although, of course, any vote tallies she receives, be they online, email, or snail mail, will be gratefully added to our totals. Please follow the link, take a look at the form, and enter your vote tallies as soon as you have them–we think you’ll agree that it’s easy to do!

As always, thank you so much for your participation—we couldn’t do it without you!
Deadline for vote tallies is April 30, 2016.

The winner of the Great State Face Award will be announced at the NHSLMA conference on May 12, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah at shydorn@amherstlibrary.org

YALS meeting – May 26

YALS meeting March 24, 2016!
The meeting will be held at the Local Government Center (LGC) in Concord. As always, any member of YALS, or anyone interested in YALS, is welcome to attend. Networking at 9:30 am and the meeting starts at 10 am.

Spring Conference 2016 Wrap-up

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Look at all of you beautiful people!

Thank You!

The CHILIS Board would like to thank everyone who helped make Spring Conference 2016 such a smashing success, including:

  • The raffle fairies for putting together such wonderful prizes
  • Gail Drucker of Laconia Public Library and her daughter Moriah for coordinating the raffles
  • The directors of Derry Public Library; Richards Free Library (Newport, NH); Wadleigh Memorial Library (Milford, NH); and Hopkinton Town Library for sharing their talented staff as presenters
  • Our KBA performers for showcasing their talents
  • Lisa Kleinmann of Durham Public Library for her outstanding service to children, which earned her the coveted Children’s Librarian of the Year Award – Congratulations, Lisa!
  • All of the volunteers who helped out in the absence of a Conference Co-chair for Kristin

Presentations

Storytime Under (Co-)Construction:

How to Rebuild Storytime to Put Children at the Center

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Nicole Giroux, Head of Children’s Services at Derry Public Library, presenting on Whole Book Approach storytimes

Slides from Nicole’s presentation are available on Google Slides here: Storytime Under (Co-)Construction. You can also download her book list, which includes storytime suggestions and resources on picturebooks, here: Whole Book Approach Storytime Book Suggestions.

Panel: 1000 Ways to Early Literacy

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1,000 Ways to Early Literacy Panel: Leigh Maynard, Head of Children’s and Youth Services at Hopkinton Town Library; Letty Goerner, Head of Children’s Services at Wadleigh Memorial Library (Milford, NH); and Mo Churchill, Youth Librarian at Richards Free Library (Newport, NH)

Have you started 1000 Books Before Kindergarten yet? What are you waiting for? Check out our resources page to get started, here: NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Stay tuned for more pictures and news from Conference!

Announcing 7 RTG Kits!

boston girl These six fiction and one nonfiction titles have been added over the past six months.

We are always looking for new libraries and groups to sponsor more kits! Contact: Diane Mayr dmayr@nesmithlibrary.org