You can use this indoors or Outdoors. You could use them for your storytimes or as pod stations. Get creative and let me know what you'd like to use them for.
Currently we have 40 total but it would be extremely difficult to ship you all 40. I think the easiest way to send them through the deliver is to send between 8-10.
So if you are interested in borrowing these sensory tiles please let me know.
SYNC Free YA Audiobooks
SYNC delivers free YA audio books through the SORA app all summer long. These ebooks can be downloaded each week and don't need to be returned.
If you haven't used Sora before this might be a good opportunity to download the app and give it a try. Sora is the youth version of Libby provided by Overdrive to school students. Normally you would need to be affiliated with a school system in order to utilize Sora, but using the SYNC instruction your able to get started.
Follow the instructions here https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync/
Please remember to check the SALS Calendar for upcoming Continuing Education
Here are a few of upcoming webinars that might be of interest.
- May 11th--Census Data for Librarians
- May 17th--HR 101: Ask the HR Expert webinar
- May 18th--Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout
Summer Reading Program
The Collaborative Summer Learning Program (CSLP) shared a link of potential programming ideas. They have a section dedicated to outdoor programming ideas
Visit this link to download the files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/au8ghaia0u0imkt/AAB8G6mMHikPWTZfoDVKthJ6a?dl=0
Leaving Our Fingerprints on History--youth Survey
Are you interested in adding the New Leaving Our Fingerprints Youth Survey to your Summer Reading Program?
I should also mention that the Leaving Our Fingerprints website is up and running and you can view it here: https://fingerprints.sals.edu/. Please share the stories. If you are interested in creating an exhibit please let me know.
Intellectual Freedom & EDI Workshop
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go”: The Intersection of Intellectual Freedom & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
The Mid-Hudson Library System and Southern Adirondack Library System have partnered to offer the upcoming event, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”: The Intersection of Intellectual Freedom & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This online event will be held on Friday, June 4th at 10:00 am.
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