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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.

SRP 2014 Teen Video Challenge

ImaginatorInfo 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;

Children’s and Teen Book Review

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.

2015 Flume Award Nomination Form

Nominations Wanted!
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.

Nomination criteria:

  • 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;