School Library System
September 26, 2014
Cairo-Durham Elementary School
OverDrive School Accounts
Volunteer Opportunity with TeenReaderCon!
The volunteer form should be submitted by October 14, 2014. Volunteering requires a full day commitment on Saturday, November 8, 2014 (8a-4p) unless otherwise noted. ALL volunteers must attend one MANDATORY training session at Shenendehowa Middle Schools on either 11/5/14 from 4-5 pm or 11/6/14 from 6-7 pm.
Sharing Author Visits
We are currently looking for a school that might be interested in having Suzanne Bloom visit in mid-March. Her fee is $800. For more information about Suzanne and her work, visit http://www.suzannebloom.com/.
Don’t forget… all author visits can run through the Arts in Education program if you school is a member of that CoSer.
State Library Requests Your Input
The New York State Library is very pleased to continue partnering with NYLA/YSS and NYLA/SSL to provide youth the Explore New York recreational reading lists as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries. We are requesting your input to prepare the four reading lists for the upcoming 2015 summer reading season.
The 2014 lists, found on http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/explore.htm, will be revised in all areas. Keeping the Common Core in mind, we would like to equalize the balance of recreational nonfiction and fiction titles.
If you are interested in lending your expertise on fun and interesting books, related to the history, cultures, and diversity of New York State, please contact Nora Burrows: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 6, 2014.
Please include your complete contact information including your name, title, and email address. We will get back to you with all the information you need to get started so the lists will be ready for distribution by the end of January.
NEW Professional Development Activities
Book Buzz with Rebecca Ekstrom
Group members will select and read NEW books, (published in the last three years), from any genre, at any level. We will meet in person once and meet online using a blog. For each book, members will post a book review and a booktalk on the blog, (for each book read). The blog will give us the advantage of responding to each other as well.
Members will want to begin reading and be prepared to discuss their books at the first meeting. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, October 29th from 3:30-4:30 at the Algonquin Middle School Library in Averill Park.
We will meet on the blog in November and December.
Two credit hours will be given each month, for a total of six hours.
This opportunity is open to school librarians and teachers at all grade levels. Please share this information with your teachers then visit MyLearningPlan to register!
Get to know other teachers and librarians in your Questar III BOCES.
We hope you’ll join us!