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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

September New Book Seminar

Visit our 'Events' page for more information on our upcoming New Book Seminar!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Registration Open for the 2016 Fall Literature Conference!

Please see the attached brochure for the Fall Literature Conference Books Enrich Lives on Thursday, October 20th.  Early Bird Registration is open and available via Paypal!

Click here to view the brochure for this wonderful event!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Library Internship Opportunity

The Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center is currently accepting applications for an intern for the fall of 2016.  Please see the attached document for more information.

Cold Spring Harbor Internship Posting Fall 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

2016 Affordable Things Packet Now Available!

Our Affordable Things to do on Long Island packet has been updated for summer 2016!
 Click here to download a copy to share in your library!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Titles Available for Purchase at our Annual Dinner

“Ally-saurus & the First Day of School” - $7.47
“Almost Terrible Playdate” - $16.99
“Almost” - $17.99
“Because” - $16.99
“My Dog Bob” - $16.95
“Why?” - $16.99

“Bean Baker’s Best Shot” - $3.99

Monday, March 28, 2016

Join Us for the Next CLASC New Book Seminar!

What makes a quality easy or transitional reader? 

Find out when the renowned KT Horning joins us via Skype to discuss evaluating books for this crucial stage in young readers' development.  In preparation, participants are asked to read Chapter 6 "Easy Readers and Transitional Books" from Ms. Horning's seminal book From Cover to Cover (Collins, 2010).  Ask how to get a copy of this chapter when registering. 

The Skype discussion will comment on Don't Throw It to Mo! by David Adler.  To get the most from the discussion, read this Geisel-winning title along with Ms. Horning's chapter (only 24 pages). 

No individual flashtalks of new titles in this Seminar.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 10:00am to Noon
Location: Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741

RSVP to Marybeth Kozikowski at marybeth.kozikowski@sachemlibrary.org

Monday, March 14, 2016

Registration Form for Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting

Registration for the April dinner is open via Paypal or by clicking here for a registration form. 

Please remember, if you register via Paypal you must email Kristen with your dinner selection at todd-wurmkristen@middlecountrypubliclibrary.org. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Annual Dinner & Membership Meeting

Our Annual Dinner & Membership Meeting will be held
Wednesday, April 13th 6-9pm
Three Village Inn
Click here for more information on this wonderful event!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Birthday Bash for Bill Martin Jr!

Join Pathways to Literacy as they celebrate what would have been Bill Martin Jr's 100th birthday...

Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Call for Nominations!!

CLASC, Inc. is calling for nominations for the executive board for the 2016-2018 term.  The following positions are up for election:

Recording Secretary
Member-at-Large - Literature
Member-at-Large - Historian

If you are interested in running for any of these positions or would like to nominate someone for a position, please fill out the form below and send it back to Kristen Todd-Wurm at Middle Country Public Library or e-mail to Kristen at Todd-WurmKristen@middlecountrypubliclibrary.org by January 22, 2016. 

If you are nominating someone else, please be sure that the person is aware of the nomination and has approval to participate on the executive board.

Nomination Form