Karen DeAngelo Reports from YSS Annual Conference

Thanks to a generous grant from the SALS Board, I was able to attend “Bring on the Joy, Bring on the Books,” the 32nd Annual Spring Conference of the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY.  It did, indeed, bring on the joy, from the kickoff with humor columnist Jerry Zezima to Saturday’s breakfast with author Libba Bray.Continue reading

Teen Services Opportunity: Teen 3 Apples Book Award

The 3 Apples Book Award Committee announced the 15 finalists for the first annual Teen 3 Apples Book Award, a New York State Teen’s Choice Award. This award is jointly sponsored by the Youth Services Section and the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association.

Libraries can work with their teen advisory groups and reach out to teen users in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up), even those that did not participate in the nomination process, to encourage participation in selecting the award.  Teens are asked to read or listen to at least 3 of these nominated titles before the voting begins on January 1, 2008.

Teens across New York State have nominated the following titles:

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
A Child Called It by David Pelzer
The Clique by Lisi Harrison
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Heat by Mike Lupica
Holes by Louis Sachar
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier
The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 

For more information about this award, please visit the 3 Apples website.�

Win an award for your youth program graphics

Here’s an opportunity to be recognized for your creativity.

The Youth Services Section of NYLA recognizes excellence in the creation of promotional materials for a library youth program with an annual Pied Piper Award.  

Complete the entry form and submit it by December 5, 2007 for items produced between January 1, 2007 and December 1, 2007.  You may be one of the dedicated librarians to be awarded the 2008 Pied Piper Award from the Youth Services Section of NYLA!