Hello World Technology and Youth Services

It took a little while to put it all together but we created an anti-racism resources webpage for kids, teens, and adults. There is a lot of content on the page with links to podcasts, websites, and reading lists. We've also included links to our shared Overdrive collections and content carousals of books, movies, and documentaries from your collections that link right to Polaris.

Please feel free to put this link on your website. I've also included two images that you can download and use if you'd like--or create your own (If you need any assistance adding this to your website please let me know).


***This page is still evolving, if you think something should be added to the page please let me know and I'll try and add it. Additionally, if you'd like some specific content added to one of the book carousels please let me know. You know your collections better than I do so if I'm missing something important please let me know.***

With Remote Learning Still the Norm, Publishers Extend Permissions for Read Alouds

With the uncertainty of what this upcoming school year will bring—either home-learning, in-classroom or a combination of both—and the number of requests to extend our Story Time Temp Permissions having increased over the past few weeks, we decided to announce the extension of the program through the end of 2020,” wrote Skip Dye, SVP, Library Sales and Digital Strategy & SVP, Sales Operations, Penguin Random House, in a note accompanying PRH’s announcement.

Included below are updates from Boyds Mills Kane, Enchanted Lion, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Sourcebooks, and TeachingBooks. These are included in SLJ’s full COVID-19 Publisher Information Directory.

Check your email for the GoToMeeting Link



Join OverDrive’s Global Ebook Club, Big Library Read, in reading The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason from August 3 – 17 with no holds or waitlists.

We are thrilled to announce the Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program is returning September 14-28, 2020 with its second ebook selection: Lauren Francis-Sharma’s epic saga Book of the Little Axe.

Unlimited ebook copies of Book of the Little Axe will be available without waitlists or holds through U.S. public libraries using OverDrive. Public libraries already partnering with OverDrive can lend ebook copies at no cost during the two-week period. Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app to borrow and read the ebook.

Marketing Materials

Download these and more. Marketing materials for Diverse Voices, Curbside Pick-up, ReadAlongs, and more...

NY State Museum has live online programs on Fridays throughout July and August

Home-schooling & Hybrid Learners This Fall

Working with the Mohawk Valley Library System and the Upper Hudson Library System, SALS will be offering a 3-Part series on preparing to aid home-schoolers & hybrid-learns during the pandemic. The first webinar is slated for September 2nd @ 1pm. More info to come shortly.

Created By
Jack Scott


Created with an image by DICSON - "COVID 19"