Youth Services News
August 4, 2017
Summer Reading Program Statistics Collection Now Open
The statewide statistics will be shared at the YART meeting on September 14, the Children's Services Fall Meeting on September 18, and on the OLIS web site.
If you are looking for information regarding the complimentary PawSox tickets for kids who complete your SRP, please contact:
Pawtucket Red Sox
Futures Conference Scholarship
Predicting the Future: Futures Conference for Librarians
Nationally known futurists and librarians from around the northeast will converge in Atlantic City, NJ this fall to examine the future and the role of libraries in it. OLIS is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend; discounted attendance is also available.
Find all the Futures Conference details on the OLIS website!
OLIS is offering a limited number of scholarships to librarians and library staff working in Rhode Island libraries. Scholarships are in the amount of $500, which will cover the cost of conference registration and the conference hotel; breakfast and lunch are included as part of the registration. Scholarship winners will be responsible for travel, incidental costs and meals not included in the registration fee. (see website for full details)
Win a Portable Maker Studio from Novel Engineering
ENTER TO WIN
a Portable Maker Studio for your classroom or teaching space!
The tools and materials sets are small enough to fit in the back of a small car. Teachers and students decide on the kits and materials they want for their projects. The sections of the Portable Maker Studio include: Tools & Safety, Marking & Measurements, Documentation, Basic Electronics, Connectors & Fasteners, Long Structures, Short Structures, LEGO, Moldables, and Fluid Flows.
Applications for ALSC Fall 2017 Mentoring Program Now Available
"Administered by the ALSC Membership Committee and the Managing Children's Services Committee, the ALSC Mentoring Program seeks to match individuals with an interest in library service to children together for this one-year program.
Mentee applicants do not need to be ALSC or ALA members. The only requirement is that mentees have some connection to children’s library service. Mentees may be students, early career professionals, individuals returning to the profession, or those who would like to refine their skills, make connections, and learn more about children’s librarianship as a career.
Re-energize and give back by becoming an ALSC Mentor! Mentor applicants must be ALSC members and should have experience working in the field of children’s librarianship or children’s literature.
The ALSC Mentoring Program suggests that matches be in contact at least twice a month. This could be via email, phone, Skype, online chat, etc.
Applications will close Friday, September 1, 2017."
Free Family Engagement Handbook
"The Public Library Association (PLA) and Global Family Research Project (GFRP) have just released a new publication designed to help libraries develop outstanding family engagement initiatives. Ideabook: Libraries for Families grew out of PLA’s efforts to help libraries think more strategically about family engagement, and to learn from a variety of different approaches taken by libraries of all sizes.
The Ideabook presents case studies from more than 50 diverse libraries and how they are incorporating the five “Rs” of engagement: reach out, raise up, reinforce, relate, and reimagine. This publication contains numerous helpful suggestions for how libraries can develop meaningful, lasting relationships with families in their communities to help shape children’s learning and development."
Click here to download this free publication. You will be asked to provide some basic demographic information to access the file.
Grant and Award Opportunities
Future Ready with the Library (9/1/17)
Bank of America Foundation Grants (varies)
Library Pipeline: Awesome Foundation Innovation in Libraries Grant (due between the 1st - 15th of each month)
Walmart Community Grant (12/31)
USSBY Bridge to Understanding Award (1/31/18)
Professional Development Opportunities
Thursday, August 24 2:00pm
Morris Seminar Application (9/14)
Tuesday, September 19 2:00pm
Tuesday, September 26 2:00pm
TechKnowledge Virtual Conference (10/18)
Literacy for All Conference (10/22-10/24)
NE Library Association Annual Conference (10/22-10/24)
National Summer Learning Association National Conference (10/23-10/25)
Upcoming Library & Reading Themed Events
Library Card Sign-Up Month
International Literacy Day (September 8)
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
International Dot Day (September 15)
Banned Books Week (September 24-30)
National Bullying Prevention Month
Teen Read Week (October 8-14)
International Games Week (October 29-November 4)
Star Wars Reads Day
Picture Book Month
National Native American Heritage Month
National Family Literacy Month
International Games Week (October 29-November 4)
Media Literacy Week (November 6-10)
Transgender Awareness Week (November 14-20)
Hour of Code (December 4-10)