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Summer Reading Report

September is here, the shadows are getting longer, school buses are back on the road, and I begin to pester everyone to finish their summer reading reports--even if you didn't have a summer reading program I still need you to file a report.

If you have any questions please contact me and I'll do my best to resolve any issue. Please have the report finished by September 28th.

Upcoming Webinars

YALSA September 2018 Webinar: Cultural Competence and Responsiveness

Each month YALSA is sponsoring a free webinar facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff.

There next webinar is Cultural Competence and Responsiveness scheduled for September 13th @ 2pm.

Blockchain: Recommendations for the Information Professions

Curious about Blockchain?

Blockchain technology is being discussed widely, but without clear directions for library applications. The Blockchain National Forum, funded by IMLS and held at San Jose State University’s iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to discuss the issues and develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions. In this free webinar, Drs. Sandy Hirsh and Sue Alman, co-PIs of the project, will present the recommendations made throughout the year in the Blockchain blog, Library 2.0 Conference, Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession, and the National Forum.

In the News

Frida @ Crandall is writing about how James Bond author drew inspiration from region

Ian Fleming expressed a low opinion of Lake George in the 1962 James Bond novel “The Spy Who Loved Me,” then readers expressed a low opinion of his book.

But Frieda Toth, a librarian at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls and an Ian Fleming fan, defends the novel and is working on her own book that uncovers Fleming’s connections to the Lake George-Glens Falls area...

Paging the future: A salute to libraries as they reach more people through tech

The Daily News had a recent article about Libby and how libraries are using technology to connect people and info. I really like this quote:

This is not a product recommendation, though: It’s a salute to the way that libraries, whose mission is to connect people to information and inspiration, are evolving for the internet era. If Amazon and Apple can provide one-click access to works of fiction, biography, history, mystery, so can those formerly hidebound institutions that some people still like to sneer at.

The number of unique users accessing e-content in the system has really sky-rocketed--a 23% growth from 2017.

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures

Yesterday the Guardian ran a essay in pictures on why we need libraries--worth checking out.

Here are a few screen captures


The first book in the Harry Potter series is available with no wait-list or holds! You can download promotional materials below.

Also on https://salon.overdrive.com/ new sections have been added: Fall into a Great Read, Hail to the Chief (of Police), Dystopian Favorites, Coming of Age Stories, and Books becoming Movies in 2019.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Yes, the calendar has flipped and September is really here and so is Library Card Sign-up month here are some resources that you can use.

The Vault

Learn to Drive @ your Library

If you're like me you may have cursed some adventurous driver in the past week--maybe even this morning. Maybe we can help educate drivers?

Driving.test.org brings a free Driver's Ed program to your library.

What's included

Each library partner - city library, community library, or school library - receives its own practice test website featuring their own name or logo on the top of every page.

Here's what each practice test website contains:

11 car practice tests

Each practice test features questions just like those on the official written test to help your patrons feel confident about passing.

9 motorcycle practice tests

All practice tests have been updated for 2018 and provide an explanation for every incorrectly answered question.

10 commercial vehicle practice tests

Whether your patrons are preparing to drive a school bus, a truck or a big rig, there are practice tests for them.

3 online driving manuals

The official DMV operator's manuals for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver license (CDL) can be viewed online or downloaded.

If you're interesting in this and would like to add it to your website please let me know.

Coloring Book For Librarians

I came across this fantastic book last week

Created By
Jack Scott


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