Youth Services News

October 30, 2015


Hi all,
I'm trying out a new method of sharing information. Instead of clogging your inbox with announcements and news of note, I'll be sending a bi-weekly newsletter. However, I will still send individual emails for time sensitive news and updates.
I'd also like to share your news, so please email me with information about an upcoming event, a programming success story, or a recommended article, blog, or book.

Providence Children's Film Festival

The Providence Children's Film Festival is looking for feedback on which PCFF selections are owned by public libraries. Please take a minute to fill out their survey, which also includes a list of past PCFF selections that are now available for purchase on DVD/Blu-ray. PCFF DVD/Blu-ray labels are available by request, please contact Danielle for more information.

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

On October 16, Chris Grabenstein and his book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library were honored at a ceremony at the Edgewood Highland Elementary School in Cranston. School librarian Katie Tanner and her sixth grade students presented a 10 minute skit highlighting the book's plot. Check out this great October 22 article from the Cranston Herald.

2015 Teen Summit

Missed this year's Teen Summit? The Massachusetts Library System has posted videos of the keynote and and presentations.

November Events

Mock Newbery Meeting #2

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 6:30-8:30pm

297 New Meadow Road

Barrington, RI

We continue our closer look at the children's novels of 2015. Stay tuned for the short list and be sure to join the RI Mock Newbery Award Goodreads group, where the discussion is 24/7. Contact Danielle Margarida to join the Goodreads group or for more information.

Registration required. This meeting will be at the Hampden Meadows School.

YART: LGBTQ Books and Resources

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 9:30-11:30am

Muse Way

Tiverton, RI

We'll share and discuss LGBTQ books and resources for teens. Please send Danielle Margarida any titles or resources you would like to include for discussion.

Registration required.

This meeting will be held at the new Tiverton Public Library, located at 34 Roosevelt Ave. It is a new street and may not be recognized by your GPS, however Muse Way will be recognized by your GPS and will take you to the library.

Children’s Independent Films: PCFF Film Jury Night

Monday, Nov. 16th, 6-8pm

140 Sockanosset Cross Road

Cranston, RI

Presenter(s)/Discussion Leader(s): Eric Bilodeau, Director of Programming, Providence Children’s Film Festival

Join the Providence Children’s Film Festival for this year’s third film jury roundup. In this unique real-world workshop experience, librarians will learn about children’s independent films by participating as an actual juror for the 2016 PCFF. Librarians will hone their film discussion skills with members of the public by sharing critical comments after each short film (kids go first). You will be surprised to see what is “obviously good” to some reviewers is “downright disagreeable” to others…BUT be ready to explain. Great opportunity to think about new ideas for programming events that increase access to thoughtful films and exercise critical thinking skills and in a fun way. Popcorn for all.

This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14

Registration required. Limited to 25 participants.

Upcoming OLIS CE

Mark Your Calendar!

For more information check out the OLIS CE calendar.

Teen SRP Performer Showcase

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
William Hall

Registration required

Mock Newbery Meeting #3

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich
Registration required

Stop Motion Animation on a Budget

Wednesday, December 09, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Feinstein Middle School Library, Coventry, RI
Series: Media Smart Libraries
Registration required

Taming the Temperament: Understanding the “Why” and Learning Styles in Infants and Toddlers

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Jamestown Philomenian Library

Registration required

Children's Summer Reading Performer Showcase

Thursday, January 07, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Warwick Public Library
Snow Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Registration required

Grant Writing for Youth Services Librarians

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Warwick Public Library
Series: YART

Registration required