Tuesday, December 13, 2016

You're invited to the next CLASC New Book Seminar!

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 10:00am to Noon
Place: Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook NY
(631) 588-5024

It's awards season so join us for a group discussion of an award-winner.  What will the title be?  Well, we're not sure yet.

If the Newbery medalist was not discussed at the SCLS Mock Newbery (see list below) on January 5, then that will be our group discussion title.  However, if the Newbery medalist was discussed, our group title will be the book that won the Coretta Scott King Award.

To find out what our group discussion Title will be, tune in to the ALA awards webcast on Monday, January 23 beginning at 8:00am.

Following the group discussion, bring a new and noteworthy fiction title that reflects diversity in its themes or characters to flashtalk to the group.

RSVP by February 24 to Marybeth Kozikowski, Marybeth.kozikowski@sachemlibrary.org.  Please include the title of the book you will flashtalk to avoid duplication.

Appelt, Kathi.  Maybe a Fox
Brown, Peter.  The Wild Robot
Creech, Sharon.  Moo
DiCamillo, Kate.  Raymie Nightingale
Gidwitz, Adam.  The Inquisitor's Tale
Holm, Jennifer L.  Full of Beans
Peck, Richard.  The Best Man
Pennypacker, Sara.  Pax
Reynolds, Jason.  Ghost
Wolk, Lauren.  Wolf Hollow

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Visit our 'Events' page for a list of the "transitional" books that were flashtalked at the November New Book Seminar

Thursday, November 10, 2016

General Membership Meeting - November 17th

Join us next week at the Northport Public Library at 6pm for an information session with Emily Clasper on the new Live-brary & Overdrive sites.  New members welcome!

Click here for more information

Friday, October 21, 2016

November New Book Seminar

What are the qualities of a good early chapter book?
Authors like Shannon Hale and Kate DiCamillo have written outstanding fiction for an often overlooked but critical audience of young readers.  Join us for a group discussion of Newbery-winner Patricia MacLachlan's newest title, The Poet's Dog - only 88 pages - to park a discussion of quality fiction for young independent readers.
Following the group discussion, bring a noteworthy (published after 2010) early chapter book to recommend to 2nd and 3rd grade readers to flashtalk to the group.  The New Book Seminar is free of charge and open to all Suffolk County librarians and library students.
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 10:00am to Noon
Location: Northport Public Library
151 Laurel Avenue
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 261-6930
RSVP by November 28 to Marybeth Kozikowski
(631) 588-5024; ask for the childrens reference desk
Please include title of book you will flashtalk to avoid duplication

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

General Membership Meeting

Join us for an invaluable information session with Emily Clasper about the NEW
Live-brary & Overdrive Sites

November 17, 2016 - 6pm
Northport Public Library
New members welcome!
Special membership rates for students and part-time librarians.
Click here for more information

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Don't know what to read next??

Visit our 'Events' page and check out one of the books that was flashtalked at our September New Book Seminar!

Friday, September 30, 2016

There is still time to register for the Fall Literature Conference...

Don't miss this wonderful event on Thursday, October 20th with special guest speakers Christian Robinson and Sara Pennypacker! 

Click here to download a registration form.  Payment can be made via Paypal.