Category Archives: Outreach

Strategies for Successful Partnerships

By   05/04/2016
9:30 AMto12:00 PM

Strategies for Successful Partnerships and Outreach to Families with Young Children
This Ready to Read at NY Library component focuses on how libraries can best reach families with young children, particularly those who are most at risk for not being successful in the school years ahead. Participants will learn how to identify potential partners, based on information from the first component, and how to reach out and work with them. They will also learn how to reach families with young children who do not currently use the library and the important role that partnerships play in that outreach. Participants will learn how to develop an Early Literacy Partnership and Outreach Plan for their libraries.
Registration for morning session:

Accessible Library Customer Service

By   03/18/2016
10:00 AMto11:00 AM

Accessible Library Customer Service
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00am

Please join us to learn and talk about how to provide outstanding customer service to all of your patrons, including patrons with disabilities. Valerie Lewis, the Administrator of Outreach Services at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, will highlight easy and cost effective ways to ensure access to all front line customer services. We will focus on:

  • What does the law say
  • Who is responsible for accessible library services
  • Communication Tools
  • Appropriate Terminology
  • Accessible Library Materials
  • Assistive Devices in Your Library
  • How to get started

The link to the March 22nd webinar is:

All are welcome and encouraged to participate. The webinar will be recorded and available at a later date.

If you have questions, please contact Valerie Lewis 631-286-1600, x1354 or by email at