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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

Seeking More Flume Nominations

We are looking for more nominations for the next Flume Award! Please encourage teens to submit their nominations of their favorite titles by Friday, January 30. Teens can enter their nominations using the online form link on the following page:
http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/

Thanks for supporting this NH award.
If you have questions, contact:.

Ann Hoey
Youth Services Coordinator
NH State Library

Join YALS!

Have you thought about joining YALS?  It’s very easy to do.  When you renew your NHLA membership, just check off the box next to YALS.  It only adds $5 to your overall cost.

Your $5 –

  • Gives you voting privileges for elections and other policy decisions.
  • Invites you to attend bimonthly meetings (no meeting in summer) to discuss issues in teen services, programming ideas, and new materials and network with other library staff serving teens.
  • Gives you discount registration fees for YALS conferences and workshops.
  • Gives you the opportunity to serve as YALS delegate to other library associations (NERTL, YALSA, NHSLMA).

Join us, we are a fun group. Connect and Engage!

Barb Ballou, Children’s Librarian
Whipple Free Library, New Boston
YALS President