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!

SALS 49th Annual Meeting

Longfellows Restaurant
500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY

Keynote presentation
Library 2.0: Meeting Community Needs
by Polly Alida Farrington

Polly is President of PA Farrington Associates, a consulting firm specializing in technology training, website development and project management, working with library systems in NY and CT. Recent classes have focused on the use of web 2.0 technologies in libraries. Before forming her own training and consulting firm in 1997, Polly was a librarian at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Polly has an undergraduate degree in archeology from the University of Buffalo, and an MLS from the State University of New York at Albany.

To view the evening’s agenda and for the registration form click here.
The deadline to register is Friday May 11, 2007.

This workshop is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to New York State Library by the Federal Institue of Museum and Library Services.