Authority for virtual meetings ends

With the lifting of the state of emergency on Thursday June 24th, the authority for virtual meetings ends on June 24th. This means library boards must now meet in person starting on June 25th.
Open meetings law does allow for a member to meet virtually, as long as there is both a video and audio component.  Additionally, all locations in which members are participating need to be advertised and open to the public.  This means that if a board member dials in from home their address needs to be included in the board meeting public notice and made accessible to the public.

You can find more information about Open Meetings Law at

Youth Services Roundup


NCLS has added six big books to the Warehouse! These oversized picture books are engaging and perfect for an outdoor storytime. We’ve also got flannel boards (and sets) and puppets. Check it out!


Just a reminder that if you have virtual programs, storywalk locations, or video booktalks to share you can send them to me, and I’ll add them to our collaborative summer page. Programs can be submitted here; storywalks and videos can be emailed.


From the Youth Services Shout-Out blog: “Have you ever looked through your biography section and said, “Man some of these are ancient!” Some people have a tough time getting rid of biographies because they want to make sure their patrons have access to information on anyone they think might be important. If you always think like that, your shelves will be overflowing! You have to throw some of them into the discard pile! Here are a few ideas to help you on your weeding way…”


Teen Librarian Toolbox takes a look at upcoming middle grade titles – enjoy!