Posts by: Nancy Lang

CHILIS Spring Conference: March 5, 2015

Please join colleagues and friends at the CHILIS Spring Conference, which will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Southern NH University in Manchester.

The morning offers programs about graphic novels and the nuts and bolts of summer reading as well as the presentation of the CHILIS Librarian of the Year Award. The afternoon features the Kids, Books and the Arts Showcase.

We are asking you to complete both an online registration as well as a brief printed form to be sent with your registration check.  Register online at, then fill out this form to send with your check.

Conference Schedule and Directions to SNHU can be found here.

The conference registration deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015.

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More Spring Conference Photos

You can view more photos from the 2014 Spring Conference here:


Fall Conference 2013 Handouts and Pictures

Enjoy!  And don’t forget to fill out the Conference Evaluation if you attended!

Photos from the 2013 CHILIS Fall Conference

Common Core Presentation

Roman Arch STEM Activity

Conference Evaluation Form


Common Core Presentation, CHILIS Fall Conference

Thank you, Gail Bourn and Beth Strauss, for the informative presentation on Common Core and the School-Library connection!

Here’s the presentation: Common Core Presentation


STEM Program Ideas

Terrific FALL conference!!

There were some really great ideas for STEM programs shared at the conference, and we invite anyone and everyone to post their ideas and successes here in the comments section.

Pictures and speakers’ notes will be posted as soon as we receive them.

Here’s the handout for the Roman Arch project.

Please add your ideas!


Great Stone Face Award Book Talks

The GSF committee has provided book talks for the 2013-2014 list of nominees.  These can be found under the “Awards” link at the top of the page… select “Great Stone Face” then “2013-2014 Nominees” and then “Committee Book Talks”.  Or click on the link below.


Great Stone Face book talks 2014

CHILIS Fall Conference — Thursday, October 17

The 2013 CHILIS Fall Conference will be held on Thursday, October 17 at The Center at Eastman, in Grantham, NH.

The conference will include panel discussions/presentations on Common Core Connections and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, as well as presentations by authors Michael Rex and Jason Chin.

Registration form, directions, and conference agenda are available here.

Hope to see you there!

Summer Reading Evaluations

Now that summer reading programs are winding down, please remember to complete the Summer Reading Evaluation Form.  We are collecting data on program enrollment, books/time read, etc. so that we can report this information to grant funders, CSLP and federal agencies.

Submit your evaluation form online after your program is completed and before September 30, 2013.

Thank you!  And enjoy the rest of the summer.

Spring 2013 Conference pictures

Finally got the pictures off my camera, edited for size to upload, and uploaded to the website.  Enjoy!!!

(Click on a thumbnail to view the full picture.)

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Great Stone Face Supplies

I just uploaded the new GSF Supply Order Form.  Please note that there has been a PRICE CHANGE on the bookmarks.  I apologize for any confusion caused by the delay of getting the new order form online…. I somehow missed it among all the other updates, and then have had computer and connection problems.

All Great Stone Face documents can now be found under the “Awards” link in the menu bar above.

Happy Summer!