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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.)

WildBill SteveBlunt2 SteveBlunt SRPPanel2 SRPPanel QuiltWinner MikeBent3 MikeBent2 MikeBent MarekBennett2 MarekBennett MadScience2 MadScience Luci KathyWatson JaneAndersonGailZ GailKathy DanielForlano Critters2 Critters CLOTY Breakfast Audience3 Audience2 Audience AnnHoey AnnGail AlexJester2 AlexJester

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!


NHSLMA Conference May 16, 2013

The New Hampshire School Library Media Association invites members of CHILIS to attend an afternoon of children’s programs at the NHSLMA’s annual Spring Conference on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Mountain View Grand from 1:15-4:30.  Please see the registration form for schedule and directions: NHSLMAconfCHILIS2013

The afternoon will feature the Great Stone Face Tea and book talks by Chris Rose. Attendees will also be able to visit the exhibits, the Children’s Book Review and the bookstore.

Cost of registration is $35 for CHILIS members only. Number of registrants is limited, so send your registration form along with a check for $35 payable to NHSLMA to Ann Hoey at the State Library by April 30, 2013.

Quilt Raffle at the CHILIS Spring Conference

This beautiful, full size quilt, featuring the beloved children’s book character Olivia, will be raffled off at the CHILIS Spring Conference on March 7.   The colors are black, red, and white.  The quilt raffle will be separate from the regular 3-4 tickets for $1 raffle, so be sure to plan accordingly.

OliviaQuilt     Oliviaquiltcloseup     quilt3



Ladybug Picture Book Award — Nominations Wanted

Calling all New Hampshire Children’s Librarians!

Nominate your favorite picture book(s) for the 2013 Ladybug Picture Book Award.  Please nominate a picture book that meets the following criteria:

  • be published within the last three years (2010-2012);
  • be in print;
  • have both the book’s author and illustrator reside in the US;
  • possess strong child appeal;
  • have artistic quality with text that supports the illustrations;
  • not be a title previously nominated.

Please submit your nominations no later than Friday, January 25, 2013 by completing the form at the link below.

If you cannot get the link to work, please click here:  nomination form

Thanks for your support of the Ladybug Picture Book Award, sponsored by the Center for the Book at the NH State Library!

PLEASE NOTE: Nominations are ONLY accepted from NH Librarians.  Nominations from authors, publishers, and those from outside New Hampshire will not be accepted or considered.


Summer Reading Evaluations–Summary

Here’s a summary of the 2012 Summer Reading Evaluations.

Number of Libraries using the Manual: 105
Number of Libraries using the Theme:   106
Number of Books Read:                         221,478
Number of Minutes Read:                      169,581,196
Number of Participants:                         15,374

Teen & Adult Programs:
Did you use the CSLP Teen program?       Yes=42, No=61
If no, did you offer a Teen program?        Yes=20, No=29

Did you use the CSLP Adult program?       Yes=27, No=75
If no, did you offer a Adult program?    Yes=16, No=43

Future theme ideas/suggestions:

air, animals, arts/museums, bugs, building/LEGOs, camping/hiking/nature/outdoors/mountains, carnivorous beasts, cats, circus, comics/graphic novels, curiosity, dinosaurs, dragons/castles/knights, ecology/”green” theme/environment, exploring, fairy tales/fantasy, famous people/”meet me in a book”/famous book characters, farm, fish, fitness/health/sports/exercise, food/cooking, historical fiction, holidays, imagination station, international, magic, medieval, more specific themes/countries/activities, music, mystery, mythology, outer space/space exploration/solar system, pets, pirates/treasure reading, railways/travel, reading rocks, safari/wild animals, science/inventors/discover, spooky things, something similar to “summertime & the reading is easy”, technology, transportation/ticket to read, under the sea/water, US history/now & then, western/old west.

Performers used:

Alejandro’s Old Tyme Magik, Alex the Jester, Amy Conley, Angela Klinger, Atlantic Karate, AUDUBON, Boston Museum of Science, Brothers Plad, Carol & Crew, Carol Sanborn, Cathy Ann Adams, Children’s Museum of NH, Children’s Science Museum – Dover, Clayworks – Anne McCrae, Critters & Creatures, David Martin, Dinoman Science, Double vision, Elaine Connors Wildlife Center, Eyes on Owls, Fairbanks Museum, Farmer Minor, Hampstead Stage, Harris Center – Susie Spikol-Fabek, Hunt & Allison, Jean Heilprin Diehl – 3 Little Beavers, Judy Pancoast, Keith Michael Johnson, Lindsay and her Puppet Pals, Little Red Wagon, Lucy Morris – Archery, Mad Science, Magpie Puppets, Marek Bennett, Mariposa Museum, Matthew Krug, Michelle’s Menagerie, Mike Bent, Mr. Lefleur, NH Astronomical Society, NH fish & Game, Norman Ng, Paul Warnick, Peter Boie, Poof Tardiff. Rangers from WMNF, Reptiles on the Move, Rick Goldin, Robert Rivest, Ruth Smith, Science Works – Steve Lechner, Seth Connelly, Simon Brooks, Soft Touch Farm – Diane Cook Johnson, Squam Lakes, Steelgraves magic, Steve Blunt, Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley, Steve Damon, Tales from Beyond – Greg McAdams, The Tardy Brothers, The Wild Center, Toe Jam, Tom Sieling, UNH Cooperative Ext, Up All Night children’s Museums of NH, W.I.L.D. Center, We Tell Tales, Wild Center, Wild Encounters, Willy Claflin, Wingmasters, Wings of the Night, York Wildlife


CHILIS Fall Conference 2012 Pictures

Pictures from the CHILIS Fall Conference, October 18, 2012.

CHILIS Fall Conference Presentations

Here are the presentations by Ken Jue on childhood hunger and mental health from the CHILIS Fall Conference:

Food Insecurity and Hunger in New Hampshire

Creating a Strategic Plan for children’s mental health in New Hampshire