Etta and Otto and Russell and James, by Emma Hooper, is now a READS-TO-GO kit! Learn more here.
After months of planning by a committee of 10 NH librarians, the NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten project is ready to be launched! We have created a resource page that will help you begin or continue a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy program in your community. We are also taking orders for canvas bags that can be used as incentives for families participating in this project at your library. The deadline to order bags is September 23, 2015. Bags will be sent to libraries the end of October. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Hoey.
We’ve added a nonfiction title to our kits–The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
If your library offered a summer reading program for any age level, please complete the online evaluation–after you have concluded your summer reading program. This evaluation form can be found on the summer reading tab’s drop down menu above on the CHILIS website.
Please complete this evaluation even if you did not use the CSLP theme. We not only use your feedback to help improve CSLP’s services and products, but we also need to compile statistics about summer reading programs for federal reporting purposes.
You will not be able to make a copy of your responses, so you may want to save your data and responses in a different document as you enter information into the online form.
Thank you so much for all of your help!
This year, students in grades 9-12 will be voting again for the Flume Award in October. The new list of Flume Award books will be promoted over the summer and early fall, and teens will vote for their favorite book on the list by October 23, 2015—the end of Teen Read Week.
All libraries that send in Flume votes by the voting deadline will be entered into a raffle to win the 2016 set of Flume Award titles.
For more information, please visit the Flume Award page at http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/
Check out Nancy Keane’s Flume LibGuide!
It’s that time of year again. We are looking for nominations for the YALS board positions of Vice President/President Elect and Secretary.
If you have someone in mind, or are interested in the position yourself, please notify YALS Past President, Sylvie Brikiatis: email@example.com or YALS President, Barb Ballou: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan is now available. The host library, Whipple F. L., is ready to take reservations! This kit was sponsored by the Hillstown Co-op.
Also, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, is hosted by Richards F. L. After Richards’ book group discusses it on August 4, it will be available. This kit was sponsored by the Friends of the Richards Free Library.
The GSF power point slides are now available through the Award menu above, or by clicking here.
NOTE: You do NOT have to create an account with Dropbox to view our public files. Just click the X in the upper right corner to close the registration/log in window.
With 762 votes, Mr. Lemoncello narrowly edged out Cardboard, the graphic novel by Doug TenNapel, followed by Mathlete vs. Athlete, by W.C. Mack.
For the complete tallies, and information on next year’s nominees, click on Awards in the menu above, then select Great Stone Face Book Award.
Thanks to all who participated!