The 2014 Kids, Books and the Arts Roster includes 12 presenters who will do programs for NH libraries during the “Fizz Boom Read!” summer reading program. Libraries can apply for grants to bring these presenters to their communities this summer by completing an application by Friday, March 28 at 4 pm. For information about the presenters and their programs as well as the grant application, please visit the Kids, Books and the Arts page on the State Library website.
The manuals for the 2014 CSLP Summer Reading Program were distributed at the CHILIS Fall Conference. Librarians who have not received a set of manuals should contact Ann Hoey at Ann.Hoey@dcr.nh.gov
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!
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 http://flumeaward.wikispaces.com/
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.
Check out the RTG page for our latest kit title, and remember that you can find lists of kit titles, discussion questions and more there, too. Happy Holidays from READS-TO-GO!
Here are some dates to add to your shiny new 2014 calendars:
2014 READS Roundtables are being scheduled for mid March through early April. All READS members will receive a mailer and registration will open for these roundtables on Feb. 7, 2014. The theme is “Cultivating Tech-Savvy Library Staff”.
SAVE THE DATE ! The 2014 READS annual conference will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Hooksett Public Library.
READS has two new members on the Executive Board: Vice President/President-Elect Corinne Chronopoulos (Director, Pelham Public Library), who will serve a three year term: one year as VP, one year as President, and one year as Past President. Rebekka Mateyk (Director, Pease Public Library, Plymouth) begins a two-year term as Secretary. Welcome Corinne and Rebekka!
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.