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Laser Tag in the Library

Check out the newest program idea added to the “Teen Programs That Work” web page!
Submitted by Danny Arsenault: Head of Teen Services, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library (Hudson, NH)

NH Flume Award Winner

The 2014 Flume Award winner is:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The 2015 Flume Award nominees are:

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Selection by Kiera Kass
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Winger by Andrew Smith
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Brochures and Bookmarks are on the Flume webpage.

NH Isinglass Teen Read Award Winner

If you haven’t already heard…

The 2013-2014 Isinglass Teen Read winner is: In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth.

Nominees for the 2014-2015 award are:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Strike 3, You’re Dead by Josh Berk
Blink Once by Cylin Busby
The Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz, and Jack & Ruth Gruener
In the After by Dimitria Lunetta
Starters by Lissa Price
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Reboot by Amy Tintera
Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Isinglass Award Voting

Voting for the Isinglass award will take place April 13-19.
Please be sure to scan the tally sheet and return them via email to Nancy Bergeron ( by April 20th.

Downloadable/Printable Voting sheets and Tally sheets are available on the Barrington Public Library website.

Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that there’s a YALS Meeting  this week:

Thursday, March 27 at Tracy Memorial Library, New London.
9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. meeting

Hope to see you there!

YALS Dates and Deadlines

NH Teen Video Challenge Deadline
Video entries for the 2014 CSLP NH Teen Video Challenge must be received by February 14.

Flume Award Committee:
The Flume Award Committee will meet on Monday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. to choose ten titles for the 2015 Flume Award list. The meeting will be held at Manchester West High School.

YALS Meeting:
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27 at Tracy Memorial Library, New London.
9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 meeting

2014 Flume Award Voting Deadline:
The voting deadline for the 2014 Flume Award is April 18th.
(ballot will be available soon).

CSLP Webinar:
The editor for the CSLP manuals, Patti Sinclair, will be conducting a webinar offering planning and program tips. This one-hour webinar will be offered on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. CST (2:00 p.m. EST) and will highlight the Teen program.
Registration and more information can be found here:

YALS Meeting Reminder

When: Thursday, January 23 / Meeting at 10 AM, Refreshments at 9:30

Where: Rye Public Library

Parking: If possible, please park along Washington Rd. across from the library.

Please Promote Flume Award

From Ann Hoey:

Please encourage teens in grades 9-12 to continue to nominate titles for the 2015 Flume Award list (even as they are now reading books on the 2014 list!).

Teens can submit their suggestions online at this page:

Thank you for promoting the Flume Award!

Flume Readers Needed

Readers are needed to read and comment on titles nominated by teens for the 2015 Flume Award.
For a list of nominated titles and to post comments, visit
You’ll need to register to add comments.
Especially welcome is input in terms of whether you think the book will appeal to teens in grades 9-12, whether it appeals to boys and girls, and how it compares to other works of the same genre. If it’s part of a series, please say whether you think the book stands alone. Also, please let us know if you think it should or should not be on the “final 10″ nominated list.

2014 Summer Reading Manuals

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 to Ann.