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LET’S TALK ABOUT… HEALTHY HABITS

The latest bundle from Talking is Teaching is all about healthy habits! Check out posters, parent tip sheets, social media content, and more in this shared folder.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

From Youth Services Shout-Out: “Free Comic Book Day isn’t until May 7, 2022 BUT here is an opportunity to register as a library to receive free comics for your event if you don’t have a local comic book shop. If you qualify, you can enroll in their FCBD Library Program. But you need to hurry. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.”

CRAFTY TIME

From the ALSC Blog: “Our Children’s Services department always provides some type of make-and-take craft for these types of events. Part of me loves the process of creating several hundred craft stick stars for kids to decorate with sequins and pom poms but other than a fun craft, I do not think kids get much out of these types of programs. I think that creativity is an important skill children need and we, as children’s librarians, can help foster that creativity. This is why I regularly offer process art programming at my library…”

#BOOKTOK TRENDS

From Teen Librarian Toolbox: “BookTok has surged lately with many books and trends showing up in both public and school libraries. To find many of these, all you need is a TikTok account and appropriate hashtags to search for. Some of these include #BookTok, #LibraryTok, #LibraryTikTok, and #LibrariansofTikTok. We recently ventured into the land of Tok a few weeks ago at my library. It was reasonably easy to learn the basics, and now we are moving on to some “fancier” tricks and transitions…”

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NEXT YS MEETUP

There’s still time to vote for the date of the next YS meetup – pick your best November dates here before tomorrow (10/8) at 3pm!

PERFORMERS WEBINAR

Did you know there is a statewide resource provided by the New York State Library that lists over 400 different performers and presenters who offer over 1,700 in-person and virtual programs for library and school settings? Join the NYS Library for a free webinar on Friday, October 22 at 11am to learn all about the Performers and Programs database and how it can assist you in planning your Summer Reading and other activities for the coming year!

CRAFTY TIME

From Red Tricycle: “Celebrate the season of pumpkin spice, snuggly sweaters and golden leaves by making a cornucopia of fun fall crafts with your kids. We’ve rounded up a huge list of autumn-appropriate arts and crafts that’ll keep you going all season long…”

100 DISPLAY IDEAS

From Teen Services Underground: “Coming up with new ideas or remembering hits from the past can be challenging. Instead of doing a deep-dive into one display idea with this post, I thought I’d share my personal list with you instead. Some of these ideas are basic concepts you’ve probably done, but I hope there are also displays on this list that are new to you.”

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CSLP SYMPOSIUM

Registration is now open for the first ever CSLP Summer Programming Symposium on December 2! All library staff that are interested in summer programming should consider attending this free, online event that will cover programming ideas, outreach/partnerships, and promotion/marketing. You can find more information, including the day’s schedule, on the CSLP website.

DECLUTTERING PROGRAMS

From the ALSC blog: “We are still in a strange “not quite where we used to be, but not mid-pandemic either” place, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on activities that we embraced during the pandemic to see whether they are worth keeping. What changes did we make that the public really embraced? What did we love as a staff? What is everyone just OVER?”

PRE-K HALLOWEEN CRAFTS

From No Time for Flash Cards: “Are you as excited about Halloween as I am? My daughter has been decorating our house slowly since the first day of school in August! I am thrilled to be back in the PreK classroom to see my 4 and 5-year-olds get excited, which lets me use their excitement for motivation to learn. Here are a bunch of PreK Halloween crafts and activities I will be trying to fit into my October lesson plans this year!”

FOR YOUR RADAR

Teen Librarian Toolbox has 39 upcoming books for all ages. Check it out!

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SUMMER READING WRAP-UP

Just a reminder that we’re having two sessions for a summer reading debrief this year, Friday, September 10 and Thursday September 16. Also, the final evaluation for summer reading is due this Friday, September 3. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

SELF-DIRECTED PROGRAMS

From Jbrary: “In this updated post I’m sharing self-directed activities for kids and families at the library. To narrow the scope I’ve chosen activities that feature a literacy element. A huge shout-out to all the library staff who allowed me to highlight their amazing ideas!”

COMMUNITY ART PROJECT

From the ALSC blog: “Our community was eager to return to in-person browsing, programs and volunteer opportunities and it was clear they were looking for opportunities to connect with others. From this theme grew the idea for a community art project and passive program that would foster community engagement and visually represent the types of connections that are made at the library…”

CREEPY CRAFTING

From Teen Services Underground: “Spooky season is one of my favorite times to make things, and the teens in my area adore all things disturbing and creepy. My library system is still making 150 Take and Make kits every month for teens, and finding something that was both cost effective and creepy was challenging. My solution? Creepy Eyeball Bouquets…”