This Week in SALS Youth Services

September 11, 2015

Short and sweet

Sometimes I feel like things get lost in the shuffle.
This week I want to highlight "TumbleBook of the Day"
This program is absolutely free and is now available on the DaybyDay NY Family Literacy Calendar.
But there is more, you can also embed code or the banner on your own website for free.
Just email with TumbleBook-Of-The-Day in the subject line and your complete contact information in the body of the email, or if you are crafty you can copy the source code and put it on your website. Need help? Contact Laurie at SALS.

Banned Books Week September 27-October 3

Upcoming Events

Using Every Child Ready To Read 2 - Ready To Read at New York Libraries workshop

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 9am-3:30pm

22 Whitney Pl

Saratoga Springs, NY


Using Every Child Ready to Read 2” is the second training of the new Ready to Read at New York Libraries : Early Childhood Public Library Staff Development Program which consists of 5 components designed so that all public libraries in New York State have the skilled staff, resources, and outreach information to best serve all families with young children in their communities.

Participants who receive ECRR2 training will learn how to:

  • incorporate ECRR2’s five practices of talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing in early childhood development early literacy activities and programs;
  • deliver sessions/programs using techniques that model behaviors for parents and caregivers in support of early childhood development;
  • conduct early childhood programs for community agencies and day care providers that incorporate ECRR2 principles; and
  • Align ECRR2 activities with New York State Education goals and standards and how to incorporate that information into programs for parents, child care providers, and community agencies.


9-noon Introduction/refresher of the 5 ECRR2 practices.

noon-1 pm lunch on your own

1-3:30 +/- Using Every Child Ready to Read 2

Please email Jennifer Ferriss if you plan to attend. This is the same session as the August 31, 2015 workshop.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Gather Your Qualitative Data and Tell Your Story: Taking a Formal and Informal Approach to Gathering Information That Proves Your Impact

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 10-11am

This is an online event.


Online – Your desk or conference room.


Free - registration required. Please register by Friday, September 25th.

Target Audience: Librarians and others responsible for assessment.

Sponsored by: NY 3Rs Association, Inc.

This webinar presentation is intended for librarians from all types of libraries. Learn strategies to involve everyone at your institution in gathering and sharing assessment data.

Webinar Outcomes

Participants will:

• Review the pros and cons of tools you know and some you don't
• Learn ways to involve everyone on your team in daily data gathering
• Examine strategies for capturing information
• Discover strategies for effectively sharing your story

Library Programs Squared Symposium

Friday, Oct. 16th, 12-2pm

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY

We are bringing new and innovative types of programming information to libraries, schools and other institutions across the Capital District region and beyond. This event features exhibits of programs from educational, entertainment, social, and cultural programming specialists. These informative displays will highlight presentations and demonstrations that will focus on education, entertainment, and cultural awareness, creating new programming opportunities to bring back to your institution. And it’s FREE.

This year's Programs2 Symposium includes over 50 presenters who offer a variety of programs, workshops, classes and demonstrations. We will also have fabulous door prizes and light refreshments.

Please go to our website for additional information:

Who is this “We”, anyway?

We are the University at Albany IST666 class for Summer 2015. We are all graduate students in the Information Science program at the University at Albany and will one day be planning our own educational programming at institutions similar to yours.

An RSVP would be nice (not necessary) either to (our instructor) or via the RSVP link at .


Saturday, Oct. 17th, 9am-4pm

135 Western Ave

Albany, NY

To bring area teens and their community together to inspire, share and celebrate a love of reading and writing, providing the opportunity for teens to meet and speak with professionals of the craft.

Sponsored by Capital Region BOCES with support from Questar III, Bethlehem Public Library, Acadia Middle School, Albany High School, C.A. Bouton High School, Maple Hill Middle School, Northshire Bookstore, Pinewood Elementary School, and Schalmont Middle School.

Register Here!

Smithsonian Museum Day live!

September 26, 2015
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

Click here to view the list of 2015 participating museums.

Read about some of the participating museums here.

News from LibraryLand

Storytime Underground: A Peer-Created Community

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min


Library practitioners who provide storytimes have a gold mine of ideas to share and questions to ask of each other. Storytime Underground is your online community to connect with peers and enhance your practice. Learn about Storytime University, where you earn digital badges for participating in professional development activities and learning new skills; learn about Guerrilla Storytime and how to host one in your area (spoiler alert: we give you all the tools you need!). Storytime Underground is open and free to anyone interested in storytimes and early literacy, regardless of the level of education or position held. It is created by and for storytime providers everywhere, so join us!

Presented by: Cory Eckert, Librarian, Post Oak School, Houston, TX; Kendra Jones, Children’s Librarian, Tacoma Public Library, WA; Soraya Silverman, Youth Services Librarian, Summerlin Library, Las Vegas Clark-County Library District, NV