Here are some dates to add to your shiny new 2014 calendars:
2014 READS Roundtables are being scheduled for mid March through early April. All READS members will receive a mailer and registration will open for these roundtables on Feb. 7, 2014. The theme is “Cultivating Tech-Savvy Library Staff”.
SAVE THE DATE ! The 2014 READS annual conference will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Hooksett Public Library.
Don’t have your 2014 Summer Reading Program manual yet?
Send a van slip to Ann Hoey, with your Van Stop and Library name, and she’ll send you a manual.
Here’s how to customize your van slip:
Open the attachment, save it to your desktop, add your information, save it, and attach it to an email
Info is now available for the 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program Video Challenge.
Follow the link to find info. on how to submit an entry, judging criteria, and resources to help in creating the video – including links to past winners.
Questions? Contact Ann Hoey (603-271-2865; Ann.Hoey@dcr.nh.gov)
READS has two new members on the Executive Board: Vice President/President-Elect Corinne Chronopoulos (Director, Pelham Public Library), who will serve a three year term: one year as VP, one year as President, and one year as Past President. Rebekka Mateyk (Director, Pease Public Library, Plymouth) begins a two-year term as Secretary. Welcome Corinne and Rebekka!
Youth librarians are invited to attend a Children’s and Teen Book Review at the State Library in Concord next week: November 18 – 22.
Picture books as well as juvenile and teen fiction and nonfiction will be on display each day from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Librarians may visit anytime during their convenience to look over the books, read reviews, and select a few books for their library collections. The books will be sent via van after the Review ends.
The list of books available at the Review is now posted in NHU-PAC. You can find this list by going to Librarians’ Tools tab and then clicking on the Children’s Book Review link.
Contact Ann Hoey with any questions.
READS Past President Myra Emmons (left) congratulates Janet Arden (center), recipient of the 2013 READS Award of Excellence. Debra Hiatt, Director of the Hampstead Public Library (right) nominated Janet for the award, which was presented at the READS Annual Fall Conference on October 25, 2013.
Janet serves as a part-time library assistant at Hampstead Public Library and was nominated by her director, Deb Hiatt. Her innovative work with the senior population is an inspiration, and it was an honor to present her with this Award.
The online nomination form for the 2015 Flume Award is now available.
The link can be found on the Flume Award web pages.
Nominations are due by January 14, 2014.
- Titles must be nominated by NH teens in grades 9-12
- Nominations can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to teens in the grades 9-12 age group
- The book publication date must be within the last two years.
- If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.
If you have any questions, please contact Ann Hoey (603-271-2865; Ann.Hoey@dcr.nh.gov)
Remember to send any ideas for the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program Manual to Ann Hoey by November 14.
Teens, Technology and Programming, Chris Shoemaker’s presentation at the 2013 YALS Conference, is now available on the YALS site.
The link can be found on the Fall Conference page or on Resources>Links
The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association will be holding its 10th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM.
For more information visit www.vrpa.org