Youth Services News
May 26, 2017
Summer Reading Updates
- A draft of the new form for submitting SRP statistics is available to preview here. There will be one form for collecting children's, YA, and adult program numbers. Libraries will be asked to designate one person to submit one form for all three programs. The form will be available August 4 and must be submitted by September 11.
- 11 incentive coupons to RI museums have been distributed to the SRP voucher contact at each library, as the files are too large to send through the listservs. These coupons are for all ages (with the exception of the Breakers coupon, there is no distinction between children & YA on the coupons). Please contact me if no one at your library has received these coupons.
- There is still no word from the PawSox regarding the All Star Reader finale. I will continue to work on this, but for now it is best not to include the All Star Reader finale on your SRP PR materials.
- Please use this credit line on ALL SRP signs, press releases, posters, websites and promotions. You may personalize this credit line by adding your library’s name and the names of local sponsors at the end. The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
SLRI in the News
Science Activity Packs Revisited
Engaging Children in the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Summer Reading Recommendations from the Horn Book
SYNC Audiobooks for Teens
OverDrive Summer Read
Start with A Book: Read. Talk. Explore. All summer long!
Grant and Award Opportunities
Library Pipeline: Awesome Foundation Innovation in Libraries Grant (due between the 1st - 15th of each month)
YALSA 2016 Symposium Stipend (6/1)
Walmart Community Grant (12/31)
USSBY Bridge to Understanding Award (1/31/18)
Professional Development Opportunities
RI TeacherFest (8/8 & 8/9)
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
RI Latino Books Month
National Foster Care Month
GLBT Book Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month
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
Upcoming OLIS CE and Events
Tuesday, June 6th, 12:30-2:30pm
481 Davisville Road
North Kingstown, RI
Speaker(s): Group Discussion
Join us as we share tips and resources for integrating tablets, apps, and ebooks with traditional storytime activities.
We'll also select topics and meeting locations for 2017/2018 Children's Services Round Table meetings. Please bring ideas for discussions or presentations, as well as possible meeting dates if you're interested in hosting.
Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during our discussion!
Intended Audience: Children's Librarians
Organizational Meeting & Annual Highlights - YART
Thursday, June 8th, 9:30-11:30am
Jamestown, RI, United States
Speaker(s): Group Discussion
This group discussion focuses on what has gone well in the past year and what we would like to discuss in the coming year. Please come with ideas for the 2017/2018 year.
Intended Audience: Youth Service Librarians