The Long Island Library Conference is tomorrow…Thursday, May 2 and we want to make sure you visit with us during the second session for a very timely program. Hannah Gomez from the Center on Media and Child Health will discuss with us why it is important for librarians in all areas to be aware of media health and media literacy today and how we can help today’s parents and children. See the flyer for more information…see you at Program Session II!
Thank you to everyone that sent back their responses and was gracious enough to be included on the CLASC Buddy List. This program was designed as the starting point of a network among our members of informal information exchange, support and mentoring. Feel free to contact any of the members listed via email if you have any questions, are looking for advice, or are simply gathering ideas on how to start.
Here is the newly updated Affordable Things to do on Long Island. Please share this with your patrons…it has links to many places that families can visit for $6 and under. This year we have added links to several websites that list fun, family friendly events all over Long Island.
What a great resource to share with the families that come to your library! Created by the Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids, a national demonstration project of The Early Years Institute, the Pick-a-Park website allows families to search for parks in their area. Designed especially for young families, preschool programs and elementary schools, this inventory includes about 700 parks and preserves run by every level of government – village, town, city, county, state and federal, as well as several not-for-profit organizations. Their goal is to reconnect children and nature…so share the link on your library’s website!