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Next Flume Award and LibGuide!

This year, students in grades 9-12 will be voting again for the Flume Award in October. The new list of Flume Award books will be promoted over the summer and early fall, and teens will vote for their favorite book on the list by October 23, 2015—the end of Teen Read Week.

All libraries that send in Flume votes by the voting deadline will be entered into a raffle to win the 2016 set of Flume Award titles.

For more information, please visit the Flume Award page at http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/

Check out Nancy Keane’s Flume LibGuide!

YALS Call for Vice President/President-Elect’s Duties and Secretary Nominations

It’s that time of year again. We are looking for nominations for the YALS board positions of Vice President/President Elect and Secretary.
If you have someone in mind, or are interested in the position yourself, please notify YALS Past President, Sylvie Brikiatis: sbrikiatis@nesmithlibrary.org or YALS President, Barb Ballou: balloubarb@yahoo.com .

Nancy Keane’s Apps

A list of Apps presented by Nancy Keane at the May 7, 2015 YALS Spring Conference can be found on the Resources>Links page of the YALS website, or just click here.

Flume Award Voting Deadline is This Week!

Please encourage teens to vote for their favorite title on the 2015 Flume Award list. The deadline to submit vote tallies is this Friday, May 1.

Materials to use for ballots and a link to the online voting tally submission form can be found on the Flume webpage.

YALS conference on May 7th in Plaistow

Reminder that registration closes April 3oth and space is limited. Register Now and reserve your spot!
Click here for more info and to register.

YALS Meeting on March 26

Come to the next YALS meeting on March 26 at the Local Government Center (LGC) in Concord (25 Triangle Park Drive) on Thursday, March 26.
As always, any member of YALS, or anyone interested in YALS, is welcome to attend.

Refreshments at 9:30 am and the meeting starts at 10 am.

Voting for 2015 Flume Award

Teens are invited to vote for their favorite title on the 2015 Flume Award list. You can use the bookmarks on the Flume webpage as ballots or devise your own system of voting. There is an online reporting form for librarians to submit their vote tallies on the following page:
http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/
Please submit your vote tallies by May 1, 2015. The winner of this year’s Flume Award will be announced at the NHSLMA Conference in May.
Thanks for promoting this book award!

Ann Hoey
Youth Services Coordinator
NH State Library

2015 YALS Spring Conference

It’s almost time for the 2015 YALS Spring Conference!
Click here for more information and to register.

The conference will be held on
Thursday, May 07, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
at Plaistow Public Library

Registration ends on April 30th.

Help Select Titles for the Flume Award List

If you would like to help choose the final ten titles for the next Flume Award list, please join us at the selection meeting on Tuesday, March 17 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at Merrimack Public Library. We welcome those new to the Flume and anyone else interested in teen reading!

Please let Ann Hoey know if you can attend.

Flume Readers

If you are a teen librarian or someone who enjoys reading teen books, please consider becoming a “Flume reader.” “Flume readers” are those who are willing to read books on the nominated list of Flume Award titles and who are then willing to add comments about the books on the Flume wiki. The Flume selection committee uses feedback on the wiki to develop the final list of nominations. If you are interested in reading nominated books to help us select the final list, please visit the Flume wiki at http://flumeaward.wikispaces.com/, sign up to join the wiki, and then add your comments.

We are looking to develop the final list by March 17, so we need all comments by then. Thanks!

If you have any questions, contact:
Ann Hoey
Youth Services Coordinator, NH State Library
Ann.Hoey@dcr.nh.gov