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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.

A thank-you letter from Avi

Avi, winner of the 2011 Great Stone Face Award for Murder at Midnight, sent a very kind letter of thanks to the committee and to the children of New Hampshire:

A thank-you letter from Avi

Book Awards 2011

The 2011 winners of the Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards were announced at the New Hampshire Library Association’s annual spring conference on May 5th and 6th.  These awards are sponsored by CHILIS, and are chosen by youth from across the state.  The Great Stone Face Book Award winner, chosen by kids in grades 4 to 6, is Murder at Midnight by Avi.  The winner of the Isinglass Teen Read Award, chosen by teens in grades 7 and 8, is The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  Visit the Great Stone Face and Isinglass websites for information about the 2011-2012 nominees.

GSF and Isinglass Winners

We Have Winners!

The 2010 winners of the Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards were announced at the New Hampshire Library Association’s annual spring conference on May 13th and 14th.  These awards are sponsored by CHILIS, and are chosen by youth from across the state.  The Great Stone Face Book Award winner, chosen by kids in grades 4 to 6, is Swindle by Gordon Korman.  The winner of the Isinglass Teen Read Award, chosen by teens in grades 7 and 8, is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The Great Stone Face and Isinglass websites have further information, including:

  • lists of the 2010-2011 nominees
  • lists of past winners
  • award criteria
  • committee information
  • order forms for things such as bookmarks and posters

Those are just a few of the resources available, so do take advantage of those sites.  If you have additional questions or feedback, the chairs’ contact information is available here.

Notes on Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

Thanks to all the libraries that helped to raise money for the Great Stone Face Award by distributing vouchers for the Barnes and Noble fundraiser!  Many librarians played a role in helping to get the word out about this two-day event on April 20th and 21st – the beautiful weather translated into slow business in general for the Barnes and Noble stores, but thanks again to all who participated!

New Voucher for Barnes & Noble Event

The Salem store voucher for the upcoming Barnes & Noble fundraiser event is now available!  Just click on the link below.  To simplify life, I’ve also provided links to the other vouchers already posted on the blog earlier.

Remember, any voucher can be used in any store.  They are different only in announcing different events at the different stores.  Also, don’t forget to contact Sean Fleming at 448-2459, or email him at sean.fleming@lebcity.com, to volunteer.

Volunteer for a Great Stone Face Award Fundraiser!

Would you like to help NHLA fundraise for the Great Stone Face Award?  Please join us at the Barnes & Noble stores in Manchester, Nashua, Salem and Newington (next door to Portsmouth).  If you’re interested and would like more information about this fundraiser, please read the “Barnes and Noble Book Fair” post on this blog.  Contact Sean at 448-2459, or email sean.fleming@lebcity.com to volunteer.

The activities that volunteers are needed for are as follows:

  • Manchester B&N on Saturday (time slots for each activity – 10-12, 12-2, 2-4).  Activities include face-painting, making a bookmark for your favorite librarian, and storytimes.
  • Nashua B&N on Friday (6:30-9?)  Activities include assisting with the poetry slam.
  • Newington B&N on Saturday (times are flexible – whenever you can be there).  Activities include face painting, bookmark making, and making a present for your local librarian.
  • Salem B&N on Saturday (time slots for each activity – 10-12, 12-2, 2-4).  Activities include face-painting, making a bookmark for your favorite librarian, and storytimes.

Thanks for your help!

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

National Library Week, April 15th – 21st, is fast approaching.  Barnes & Noble is celebrating throughout New England with a Book Fair in each state on April 20th and 21st.  Ways and Means Chair Sean Fleming, Rebecca Clerkin, and I have been meeting with the Community Relations Managers (CRM) of the four NH Barnes & Nobles stores—Manchester, Nashua, Salem and Newington—since last fall.  Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of the sales generated April 20 and 21st in the four New Hampshire stores to NHLA for the Great Stone Face Award.

B&N Community Relations Managers are planning special events at each of the stores to draw in the community.  Our job as New Hampshire Librarians is to publicize the event in our libraries, especially in the libraries around the four stores.  To aid in that, special vouchers will be posted on the website for every library to print to hand to their patrons.  If you are in a library close to one of the Barnes & Noble stores, please print off and distribute the vouchers.  There will also be vouchers available in the stores, but corporate rules will not allow them to advertise their existence.  Remind your patrons to take the voucher with them, or to ask for one on those two days.

As each store makes up its voucher, we will post it on the website for you to print and distribute.

Any voucher can be used in any store.  They are different only in announcing different events at the different stores.

Yes, this event makes money for Barnes & Noble, but it also benefits New Hampshire libraries.  This big corporate giant did not need to offer to give us money; they truly believe in libraries and literacy.  The more promotion we do, the more people in the stores with vouchers, the more money is generated for the Great Stone Face program.

If you have a contact with your local newspaper, cable channel, radio station, or any news media, please feel free to send out a notice about National Library Week and the Book Fair.  This fundraiser will only be as successful as the effort we put into it.  There are three librarians as contact people for each store and hopefully they will be drumming up enthusiasm in your area.  Mark your calendars to start a push for this in early April.  Thank you!

Catherine Redden