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Youth Services Notes 2016

December 2016

Youth Services Notes December 12, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20161212#266
Staunton Public Library – Chopped Challenge, PubYac – Short Christmas Readalouds, Credo Homework Help – December Update, PubYac Kwanzaa Songs, Halifax County South Boston Public Library – Seats for a Story,  ALA – Seeking Applications for Great Stories Club and Dates to Remember

Youth Services Notes December 5, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20161205#265
Virginia Library Association – Youth Services Forum, Snowman – Rockbridge Regional Library, Rocket Launching – Tazewell County Public Library, Things to do at the Library (Video) – Bristol Public Library, Dollar General Grant/Summer Food Program – California Library Association, Student Gift Membership – ALSC, Letter from ALA president, Stawbees and STEM – Highland County Public Library, Dates to Remember, Workshop on Develop Resilience in Young Children, Conference  Infants and Early Childhood Mental Health and

Just as a reminder – Please check your Tumblebooks Library links and make sure they are working.  Tumblebooks is taking a strict interpretation of the Terms of Use and is not allowing access to Tumblebooks in the school building by staff or students.  I believe they are doing this by blocking IP address.  If your link to Tumblebooks does not work – first check that it is a link to  If it is then contact me.  If you have a special arrangement with Tumblebooks and have your own links – please contact them to ensure your service is not affected.

Out contract with Tumblebooks will expire September 30, 2017.  When we first subscribed to Tumblebooks we purchased as a sole source purchase.  As there are now other vendors will similar products – we will be going out for bid.  If you are interested commenting on the products please let me know.  I may talk to anyone and everyone before the Request for proposal (RFP) goes out, but once the RFP goes out then all conversations goes through our procurement officer.   My plan is to have a RFP go out in April so that if we do have a new vendor it will be a near seamless transition.

November 2016

Youth Services Notes November 21, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20161121#264
Thanksgiving Ideas – No Time for Flash Cards, Thanksgiving Display – Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Peculiar Party – Staunton Public Library, ALA messages on Unity, Inclusiveness, Kindness and Peace, Discover NASA – Norfolk Public Library and Dates to remember

Youth Services Notes November 7, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20161107#263
Smiles for Children – may request handouts, Job announcement – Eastern Shore Public Library, Up and Comer Award – James Giangregorio Virginia Beach Public Library, National Association of Counties Award – Loudoun County Public Library, Stories Club – Apply for grant, Money Smart Week  – recording of webinar is available and Dates to remember

October 2016

Youth Services Notes October 31, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20161031#262
Spooky Book Display – Norfolk Public Library, Bat World at the Library – Blackwater Regional Library, No Kid Hungry Activities – Fairfax County Public Library, November Bulletin Board – Mecklenburg County Public Library, Strengthening Communities through Libraries – ALSC minigrant, Harry Potter Day – Powhatan County Public Library, Dates to Remember and Summer Reading Program orders due November 18

Youth Services Notes October 24, 2016 youthservicesnotes20161024261-compressed
BookPoints, Free Webinar – STEP Into Storytime, Importance of Play, Library of Congress Host online conference for educators – please share, 2016 Teen’s top ten titles, Trick or Treat Ideas!, Homeschool Programming at Norfolk Public Library, Family Race to Leave no trace – Samuels Public Library, Dates to Remember, MOU for BookPoints, and Apps and Your Prereader handout Hennepin County Library

Youth Services Notes October 17, 2016 youthservicesnotes20161017260
STEM Programs – Ohio Library Youth Services List, HeadStart Conference – call for Proposals, Pirate Programs – Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Banned Books Display – Hampton Public Library, Celebrating Halloween – Norfolk Public Library, Science Sunday – York County Public Library, Novel-Ties – PubYac, State Park Backpacks – Henrico County Public Library, SignLanguage – for preschool – ALA online course. Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant for Libraries – ALA, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grants, Deadline: March 31, 2017

September 2016

Youth Services Notes September 26, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160926259
ALA – LSTA re authorization of funds, PubYac Programs to Help after Tragedy, Connecting Preschoolers with Nonfiction through Movement, Portsmouth Public Library – Star Wars Read Day, Children and Youth Services Report – VA Library Director Meeting, Northumberland Public Library – BFG, Powhatan County Public Library – Puppy Tails and Maymont, Roanoke County Public Library  – Explore the Wild, Hampton Public Library – Universe in a Jar

Youth Services Notes September 19, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160919258-compressed
Coaching Training, STEM Training Workshop, Reminders about Evanced Summer Reader and placing an order for winter reading program, IPads – come and get it, Passive programs, YALSA Summer Learning Resources and grant, Eastern Shore Public Library – Legos, Halifax County South Boston Public Library System – STEM program – the changing moon,Dates to Remember, Flyer for your community – Apprenticeship program

Youth Services Notes September 12, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160912257
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Washington County Public Library – STEM Program, Ready4K, Baker and Taylor Summer Reading Grant, Campbell County Public Library System – Summer Reading Grand Finale Event, Dates to Remember

August 2016

Youth Services Notes August 22, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160822256
Portsmouth Public Library – display, Gloucester County Public Library – Comic Com, Federal Grant – Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, Daily Book Review Blog, Cart/Campbell Grant, Book Bikes, Daycares at Summer Reading Club

Youth Services Notes August 15, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160815255
From Enid’s Desk (Early Literacy Activity Centers, STEM Resource Hubs, Nature Backpacks, Summer Reading Program, Free Stuff, Winter Reading Program, Tumblebooks, Coaching Training) ALA – Library Card Sign Up Month, ALA – Family Engagement Report, ALSCS guide to becoming a media mentor, and Dates to Remember

Youth Services Notes August 8, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160808254
Research opportunity – for history of children’s literature, ALSA Virtual Institute  Plus 10 reasons to attend, Winner of VLS Graphic Diversity Award, STEM – Chesterfield County Public Library, Summer Crafts – Hampton Public Library, Summer Reading Program – Chilhowie Library – Smyth-Bland Regional Library, Virginia Partnership for Out of School Time – Conference, 2017 Solar Eclipse Event – see also attachment, Teens Top Ten Book Group, Dates to Remember

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Youth Services Notes August 8, 2016  youthservicesnotes20160801253-compressed
Virginia Municipal League – Stairway to success, University of KY – Research Opportunity, Virginia Department of Social Services – Preservice training, Colonial Heights Public Library – First Book, Mark your Calendar – August 21, 2017 – total solar eclipse, Transcribe History – August 27, 2016, Pamunkey Regional Library – Nature Backpacks, Rockbridge Regional Library – Summer Library Events, Mathews Memorial Library – Summer Library Events, Radford Public Library – Summer Library Outreach

July 2016

Youth Services Notes July 11, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160711252
Lonely iPads, Upcoming Online Course: Supercharged Virginia Storytimes – taught by Saroj Ghoting and Bilingual Storytime and Library Outreach – taught by Katie Scherrer, Essex Public Library – kids and ipads, Mechanicsville Library – Breakfast and Books at the Library, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library – Hungry Hippos, Military One – Thumbs up to Bedford Public, Library, ALSC Award Acceptance Speeches, Virginia State Reading Association – call for Proposals, Tumblebooks, Evanced Summer Reader, Nature Backpacks, What would you do with…?, STEM Corner

Youth Services Notes July 4, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160704251
Hosting your own Comic-Con workshop, World of Early Literacy Training – ALA conference, July 14 Summer Learning Day – please post an activity on the Nation Map, Washington County – Shark Week, Shenandoah County Library – Magician Wes Iseli, Halifax-County South Boston Public Library – Visit by a Potter, Dates to remember

June 2016

Youth Services Notes June 13, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160613250
ALA responds to Orlando Mass Shoting, Bristol Public Library- Wiggle Juggly Jupitor, YALSA Web resources for teen services, ALSC Virtual Institute, and Dates to Remember

Youth Services Notes June 6, 2016  youthservicesnotes20160606249-compressed
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From Enid’s Desk (Winter Reading Program, Infographic of Study on Summer Reading Program, Youth Services Fall Workshop, Science Resource Hubs, and Evanced Summer Reading) National Summer Learning Day and Resources, Magic Bubbles (RRL), VLA- People and Happening, Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza (JMRL), YALSA Funding Opportunities,  Pancake Art (BPL), Dates to Remember

May 2016

Youth Services Notes May 23, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160523248
ALA – Guide to the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, Norfolk Public Library – Book Fortune Jar Display, ALA Early Literacy Techniques for Supercharged Storytimes  – Please note we are currently working with Saroj Ghoting to develop an online course which will include this book as course materials., Alexandria Library – STEAMtivity Programs, Williamsburg Regional Library – Spy Academy, Best Buy Community Grants Program, YALSA announces it Teen Succeed with Libraries Contest Winners, Dates to Remember

Youth Services Notes May 16, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160516247
Library of Virginia – Virginia Annual People’s Choice Awards, ALA – 2016 summer reading list, Danville Public Library – Junior First Lego League, Chesapeake Public Library – Free Comic Book Day, VLA – Call for nominations for awards, ALA  – 75 libraries (three from Virginia) received Great Stories Club Program Grants, ALA and CBC  – Reading Up Book List,

Youth Services Notes May 9, 2016 youthservicesnotes20160509246
Notes for Enid’s Desk about the Summer Reading Program and Evanced, Teen Skater Programs, Newport News ToshoCon, Northumberland – library volunteer Recognition, Suffolk Public Library  – iConiCon, Dates to remember

Youth Services Notes May 2, 2016  youthservicesnotes20160502245
Super Hero Day – Hampton Public Library, 1,000 books before Kindergarten Program – Pittsylvania County Public Library, Harry Potter launch Sparks Advocacy – ALA, Cursive Picture Book Suggestions – PubYac, Young Adult Symposium – YALSA, Teen top ten  – YALSA, Future Ready for Libraries YALSA, Dates to Remember

April 2016

Youth Service Notes April 25, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160425#244.compressed
Sheile Umburger, Director of Roanoke Public Libraries receives an ALA award for exceptional understand and support of public libraries to children, The 2016 National ALSC Institute is cancelled, Norfolk Public Library and Chesterfield County Public Library are among 50 libraries to host Think Money Traveling Exhibition, Halifax County South Boston Public Library – celebrate Earth Day, Fluvanna County Public Library – Science and Stories, and Hampton Public Library – Superhero Day 2016

Youth Services Notes April 11, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160411#243
Hampton Public Library – Diggin in and Checking out Soil, ALA Teens Succeed with Libraries Video Contest, Teen Read Week – Activity Grant, ALA – State of American Libraries.

March 2016

Youth Services Notes March 21, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160321#242.compressed (1)
Nature Backpacks, Coaching and application form, Summer Food Program and Brochure, USDA Webinar, Things to Remember When Getting a New Manager, A Book that Shaped Me and application form, Bristol Public Library – STEM, Hampton Public Library – Storytime Craft and Powhatan Public Library – STEM

Youth Services Notes March 14, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160314#241
Nature Backpacks – News release, Katie Cerqua Move and Shaker, Suesstastic Mystery Party (DPL), Circus Reading Program (PPL), iPad and Seuss Day Program (RPL), New book from Rob Reid, ALA News, Dates and Remember

February 2016

Youth Services Notes February 29, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160229#240.compressed (1)
Crazy 8’s Program (MFRL), STEM Programs (HCPL),  Lego Day in February (ESPL), Crozet Library Displays and Bear Cave (JMRL), NASA News – artwork to an Asteroid, Lunar and Planetary Science Newsletter,PLA 2016 Virtual Conference and Dates to Remember.

Youth Services Notes February 22, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160222#239
STEM (PCPL),  Mother Goose on the Loose Training – Springfield, Chesapeake and Ashland, Storytime Share n Tell Workshop – Martinsville, Display (LESML), STEM (BPL), Science Museum of Virginia  – Toys from Trash, Celebration of the Moon – Lunar Planetary Institute, Resources  – topic Teen Violence, National Book Festival, Dates to Remember

Youth Services Notes February 15, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160215#238.compressed
STEM (CCPL), More STEM (CPLS) IPads (HCSBPLS) see also attachments, More iPads (BPLS), Libraries + Schools – webinar features staff from Virginia Beach Public Library
Credo Homework Helper – see also attachments, Ezra Jack Keats – free Birthday materials, VLA People and Happenings, Library Achievement Awards – see also attachment and Dates to Remember.

Youth Services Notes February 8, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160208#237
Science with a Story (FCPL), YALSA News – included Teen Tech Week, Conference travel Stipend and Best Books. PubYac – Free Screening of “The Raising of America”, Libraries and Money Smart Week, PubYac- Rhythm Instruments Rhyme or Activities for Babies and Vertical Lego, Mini-Grant for ALSC for Di’a, PLA – Public Libraries to Strengthen Family Engagement
ALA – Great Websites for Kids and Dates to Remember

Youth Services Notes February 1, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160201#236
MOO display (MFRL), Using WordPress to build library website – online course, ALSC online learning, Lunar and Planetary Institute – Explore STEM resource and facebook,
No Kid Hungry Virginia – Webinars – Please post, and share with your community. If you are interested in be a site for the summer food program please contact Enid. I have a set of books and other things to give to each library who are summer food site or partners with an existing site. Our goal is 60 libraries participating in the program. If we met out goal Virginia’s First Lady, Dorothy McAuliffe will present at one of our library gatherings (Director’s meeting, or VLA, or Youth Services Meeting in the fall)

January 2016

Youth Services Notes January 25, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160125#235
Storytime Underground – Virginia Local Chapter, Playdate Programs, STEM Projects (HCSBPLS), ALSC Blog – 2016 Library Observances

Youth Services Notes January 18, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160118#234.compressed
iPad (HCPL),  Note from Kathy (BCPL), PubYac – Graphic Novel Digital Kit, More iPad use (CCPL), Ozobot Rally – Science Resource Hub materials in action (BPL),  Mini-Maker Festival (PCPL)
Research Project – Teen and Youth Services Librarians, VPOST – Opportunities for Youth and Dates to Remember

Youth Services Notes January 11, 2016 YouthServicesNotes20160111#233
LVA moving servers, iPad Airs – make a request, Summer Food Program, Water Animal Crafts (TCPL), STEM (MRL), ALA Youth Media Awards, Virginia Festival of the Book, Science Museum of Virginia – Useful Links, and Dates to Remember.


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