Hello World Tech & Youth Services

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.

Message from BeanStack

Hello and happy September,

It is hard to believe that summer has ended, and we are in fall, winter, and (dare I say it) next summer's planning already! 'Tis the season for our End of Summer Survey -- a critical component of our customer feedback loop.

Please complete this survey one time for your library, with input from your core summer team. Again, we are looking for a shared perspective from your library, rather than individual views. Surveys must be completed by September 21 to be included for consideration in our annual assessment and product road-map planning process.

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018beanstacksummer

Your feedback is vital! How do we use the information from this survey?

  • We read each set of survey responses and use them to inform core elements of our product road-map leading up to next summer.
  • Every year, we release a Summer Reading Report (here they are for 2017 and 2016). We are looking at data to form this year's report now, and the survey responses are an important complement to help us identify what leads to an awesome, impactful summer reading/learning challenge!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for the time spent on the survey. We value you and your precious time!

We look forward to your survey responses.


Lindsey E: lindsey@zoobean.com

Banned Books Week--September 23-29

The homepage has all manner of promotional materials.

Upcoming Webinars

Building A Diverse and Inclusive YA Library Collection

Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Why is it important for librarians to integrate culturally diverse literature into their collections? Readers need a rich and varied diet of material that reflects the many different ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic groups that make up multiple voices, individual lives, social attributes, and perspectives around the world. We are the advocates that help expand the borders of this culturally diverse literature, this inclusive literature, to aspects such as physical and mental disabilities, socioeconomic status, different family structures, such as foster families, and sexual and gender identification. We are striving to curate our collections to be the mirrors and windows of a teen’s life into adulthood.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Establish a set of criteria for identifying inclusive literature for young adults.
  2. Learning about recent releases and current titles that will make excellent additions to your YA collection as well as highlighting specific authors.
  3. Discover the many resources that will help access award-winning titles.

*Sponsored by Youth Services Section (YSS)

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.

Monday September 24th 1pm

In the News

To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library

Is the public library obsolete? A lot of powerful forces in society seem to think so. In recent years, declines in the circulation of bound books in some parts of the country have led prominent critics to argue that libraries are no longer serving their historical function. Countless elected officials insist that in the 21st century — when so many books are digitized, so much public culture exists online and so often people interact virtually — libraries no longer need the support they once commanded.

Google's New Search Engine

There are many thousands of data repositories on the web, providing access to millions of datasets; and local and national governments around the world publish their data as well. To enable easy access to this data, we launched Dataset Search, so that scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else can find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

Similar to how Google Scholar works, Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher's site, a digital library, or an author's personal web page.

  • Looking for a map of Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries Map?
  • Looking for a listing of Adult Care Facilities in your county?
  • This winner Lotto Numbers since 1980?

The Vault


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.

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.

Making Techno With Robots

Robots dropping beats for your Tuesday afternoon Jam.

Created By
Jack Scott


Created with images by Mike Kenneally - "Garlic" • Pineapple Supply Co. - "fruits and macbook" • Branden Harvey - "Good News"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.