Youth Services News

November 18, 2016

Newsletters are now archived on the OLIS website and can also be accessed from the
Children's Services and Young Adult Services webpages.

Unity. Kindness. Peace. Booklist and More

In response to the divisive nature of this election season, many library professionals have put together lists of resources for supporting unity and inclusivity within our communities. I urge you to take a look at what our professional organizations and colleagues have to offer as well as the statement from ALA President Julie Todaro on Libraries, the Association, Diversity and Inclusion.


Resources from ALSC
From ALA: "The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released a new booklist to share the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace." Unity. Kindness. Peace. Booklist
The ALSC webinar Whitewashing, Sexism, and More: Using Book Covers to Start a Conversation with Kids is available to ALSC members for free and to non-members for $25.

Resources from YALSA
YALSA has created the wiki Supporting Youth in the Post-2016 Election Climate.
YALSA's The Hub has a round up of posts that are Resources for Fostering Empathy in Your Community.
The Hub also recently shared 20 Books to Inspire Social Change.

Other Resources

On Safety Pins, Advocacy, Whiteness, and our field - Reading While White

This Week in Professional Development - Bryce Don't Play

A Response - Storytime Underground

SRP Vouchers

Jeremy has emailed SRP vouchers to all SRP library contacts. If you have not received your voucher, please contact Jeremy at jeremy.cutler@olis.ri.gov. If you have received your voucher, please send Jeremy a confirmation email.

Letters About Literature Writing Contest

From the RI Center for the Book:
This national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12 is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to take the Letters About Literature challenge by writing a personal letter to an admired author – someone who has written a book that has been an inspiration for change in their lives. Guidelines and more information.
Deadlines:
Grades 9-12, December 2
Grades 7-8, January 9
Grades 4-6, January 9

Upcoming OLIS CE and Events

Starting a Makerspace in your Library: Tips and Tricks

Monday, Dec. 5th, 4-6pm

930 Nooseneck Hill Road

West Greenwich, RI

Series: Media Smart Libraries

Speaker(s): Bevin Winner, School Librarian, Exeter-West Greenwich Junior High School


Libraries are embracing the maker movement and here is your chance to find out the steps one librarian took to create a makerspace in her library. From proposal to budget, buy-in, material/equipment selection, activities, promotional efforts and access policies, you will learn the tips and tricks to starting a makerspace in your library. After an overview of the implementation process, participants will be able to ask questions, view student work, share their own experiences with makerspaces, and have plenty of time to play with different tools and materials. This workshop is intended for those thinking about starting a makerspace and those who are in their early stages of implementation.

This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Attendance at this workshop could be applied to either the Access and Use or the Create and Collaborate digital badge.


Registration required.

Mock Newbery Meeting #3

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 7-9pm

100 Cedar Avenue

East Greenwich, RI

We continue taking a closer look at the children's novels of 2016. This will be our last discussion before voting on January 18 at the Oaklawn Branch Library, Cranston. 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.

Teen Summer Reading Program Performers' Showcase

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 9:30am-12pm

600 Sandy Lane

Warwick, RI

Snow Date: Tuesday, December 13
Series: YART

The Performer's Showcase is your chance to be introduced to educators/performers who want to be a part of the annual statewide Teen Summer Reading Program. In addition to observing the presentations, talk to multiple other program providers with table top displays. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and offer your recommendations for the 2017 slate of SRP programs offered statewide.


The booking meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 (snow date: February 14) at the Warwick Public Library.


Registration required.

Mock Caldecott

Monday, Jan. 9th 2017 at 9am-12pm

573 Putnam Pike

Smithfield, RI

Snow Date: Tuesday, January 10


Participants will each present one or more picture books from the reading and viewing list, focusing on the Caldecott Medal criteria. The book list will be posted on the Mock Caldecott website.

Registration required.

YA Programming Outreach

Tuesday, Jan. 10th 2017 at 9:30-11:30am

300 Spring Street

Newport, RI

Snow Date: Tuesday, January 17
Series: YART

Share ideas on how you perform outreach for your library. Share what seems to work for your library and its community. We will compile a list of ideas and resources to post on the OLIS website.

Registration required.

Children's Summer Reading Program Performers' Showcase

Wednesday, Jan. 11th 2017 at 9:30am-1:30pm

600 Sandy Lane

Warwick, RI

Snow Date: Wednesday, January 18th

The Performer's Showcase is your chance to meet area educators/performers interested in being a part of the annual statewide Children's Summer Reading Program. In addition to observing the presentations, talk to other program providers with table top displays. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and offer your recommendations for the 2017 slate of programs offered statewide.


The booking meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 (snow date: February 14) at the Warwick Public Library.


Registration required.

Program Information Mock Newbery Meeting #4 Voting

Wednesday, Jan. 18th 2017 at 9pm

230 Wilbur Avenue

Cranston, RI

Time to vote! 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.