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Teen Summer Reading Evaluation

Remember to submit an evaluation for your Teen Summer Reading Program.

Here’s a quick link to the form:

Teen Summer Reading Program Evaluation Form

YALS: Looking for Board Nominations

This year we’re looking to fill two Board positions: Vice President / President-Elect and Treasurer.
Responsibilities for the two positions are as follows:

Vice President/President-Elect’s Duties:
1. Substitutes for the President in President’s absence.
2. Becomes Acting President upon death, resignation, or other incapacity of the President.
3. Presides upon request of President if President wishes to step down from the chair.
4. Serves as a member of the Administrative Committee, Executive Board and Finance Committee.
5. As Chair of the annual conference is in charge of Conference Planning Committee (responsible to the Executive Board).

Treasurer’s Duties:
1. Serves as a member of the Administrative Committee, Executive Board and chairs the Finance Committee.
2. Presents budget for approval by Executive Board at the first Executive Board meeting of the calendar year.
3. Presents financial reports Administrator at the annual business meeting / Fall Conference.
4. Submits accounts for annual audit to NHLA Treasurer.
5. Transfers funds from checking account to savings instruments in federally-approved agency on approval of Executive Board.
6. Treasurer should be prepared to discuss with the incoming Executive Board its fiscal responsibilities.
7. In the second year of each term, reviews Dues Schedule with Executive Board.
8. Collects YALS Conference registrations in years when a YALS Conference is held.

The Treasurer serves a two-year term.
The Vice President commits to serving one year as Vice President, one year as President, and one year as Past President.
The time goes quickly, and the positions are not particularly taxing, long descriptions notwithstanding.

We will vote at our Fall Meeting. If you have someone in mind, or are interested in the position yourself, please notify YALS Past President Kirsten Rundquist Corbett: kirsten.corbett@comcast.net or YALS President, Sylvie Brikiatis: sbrikiatis@nesmithlibrary.org.

From: Kirsten Rundquist Corbett, YALS Past President, 2014

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 (nkb@metrocast.net) 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: http://shopcslp.com/cslp/pages/webinars

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:
http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/

Thank you for promoting the Flume Award!