Congratulations to our Stump the Librarian winner for the December 2020 Trumpet: Wendy Johnson of the Smithtown Library - Commack Building! The answer to our Stumper was: Cozy. Thank you to everyone that participated.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Check out these free virtual family programs from Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss from Beauty and the Beast Storytelling. They are also authors of the Noodleheads series with Tedd Arnold. Martha and Mitch have given public librarians permission to share these virtual program links for patrons to enjoy from home. Feel free to use them and enjoy!
Story Gifts: Free Virtual Performances
Feel free to share with other teachers, parents, or anyone who loves stories.
We are also the authors of more than twenty-five books and are not retiring from writing. Our Noodleheads series with Tedd Arnold, creator of the Fly Guy series, won a Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) Honor Award and a Notable Book of the Year Award from the American Library Association. It also won the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society, which predicted that this series of early-reader graphic novels for ages 5-9 is "going to be a hit!” The fifth book, Noodleheads Lucky Day, was just released.
Noodlehead Nightmares Author Visit
Noodleheads Lucky Day Author Visit
NoodleheadsBooks.com includes these videos, teacher guides, an event kit, games, writing prompts, and lots of fun information on all things Noodlehead.
It’s official! We’re retiring from school visits after forty years of telling stories together.
January 1, 2021 marks the fortieth anniversary of our meeting at a New Year’s Day brunch. We told our first story together less than three weeks later. We had planned to make the 2020/2021 school year our last but the pandemic came along and changed everything. It seems unlikely that schools will be having live performances/workshops during this school year, so we have decided to retire from school visits. We are sad not to be able to say goodbye at several schools where we have worked for many years but are pleased that we had the time to create these videos.
We’d love to hear from you!
Our retirement is bittersweet. What a fun job we had--looking out at a sea of uplifted faces with slack-jawed looks of wonder never got old. Other aspects of our job did—such as driving on icy roads, packing and unpacking, setting an alarm for the wee hours, etc. If we performed or did residencies at your school or library, or you've used our books, we'd love to hear from you.
You can find us on the Web at: Beauty & the Beast Storytellers
On Facebook at: MitchWeissMarthaHamilton
On Instagram at: Two Noodleheads
We are developing a mailing list and plan to send out an infrequent newsletter such as this when we create new videos or publish new books. If you do not wish to receive these emails, just reply with "Unsubscribe” as your subject heading.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
There is still time to RSVP for the CLASC Virtual Semi-Annual Membership Meeting! The RSVP date has now been extended to Friday, November 13th. Please email email@example.com to RSVP by this date and click here for more details about this exciting virtual event. We hope you can join us!
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Please follow the link below for access to free children's books in PDF format from the perspective of a child learning about COVID-19, as well as a newly released title about a child returning back to school. Both books are written by Northwell Health physician Dr. Lauren Block and her husband, Adam Block. Please feel free to share with your colleagues and patrons.
Background from Dr. Block:
As primary care physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Northwell, I am happy to share the children’s book I wrote with my husband on the science behind the COVID-19 pandemic. Kelly Stays Home: The Science of Coronavirus is available as a free PDF at http://www.kellystayshome.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Please click here for information about a Full-Time Children's Librarian job at the East Hampton Library. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by October 14th, 2020.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Good afternoon! We are now accepting applications for our 2020 Amy Wahl Scholarship for professional development. Please click here for more information about this scholarship award.Please submit completed applications, letters of recommendation, and personal statements no later than November 1st, 2020. Candidates will be selected by a committee of CLASC members and the recipient of this scholarship will be announced at the CLASC Virtual Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on November 18th, 2020.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Please click here for the September 2020 edition of the Trumpet.
CLASC would also like to gather information about the services your library offered during COVID-19, so we are asking CLASC members to take part in a short survey. Please click on the following link to fill it out: https://forms.gle/
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Please click here for details about our virtual CLASC Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 3:00 pm on Zoom. See below for information about becoming one of our panelists!
Take Advantage of a Professional Development Opportunity for CLASC Members!
Become a panelist at our Semi-Annual Membership Meeting hosted virtually on Zoom on Wednesday, November 18 at 3:00pm!
CLASC members are invited to submit proposals which feature unique, forward-thinking, replicable programs and services for youth which you have successfully offered at your library during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenter(s) and Library Employer(s):
Program Arranger Contact Phone and Email:
Be sure to include “November Fall Membership Meeting” in the subject heading.
Children's Librarian's Association of Suffolk County
Friday, August 14, 2020
While it has been One Crazy Summer, CLASC is currently looking for members to contribute any Member News, Professional Highlights, Heard it in the J-Room, Best Thing I Read in a Children's Book, and recommendations for programmers/vendors, both local and out of state, for the September Trumpet. We are also looking for members to share experiences (in words or pictures) from the time spent working from home. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31st.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Please save the date and click here to view our attached brochure featuring registration and programming details for the 2020 CLASC Fall Literature Conference. It will be held virtually on Thursday, October 15th from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. This year will feature keynote presentations from Thanhhà Lai and Kyle Lukoff. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
LILRC Zoom webinars (available live and post)
SLJ Webinars/ Programs
Canva Design School
Library 2.0- wide variety of webinars & programs
NoveList Library Aware training videos
STAR Net Webinars
Citizen Science at Your Library
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Don't forget to let CLASC know how you are serving your patrons during the quarantine. Please email your responses to email@example.com and we will post your answers on our Facebook page. We would love to hear from you!
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Please submit completed applications, letters of recommendation, and personal statements no later than March 25th, 2020 for both scholarships. Candidates will be selected by a committee of CLASC, Inc. members and the recipient of each scholarship will be announced at the CLASC Annual Dinner on April 21st, 2020.