Monday, February 26, 2007

Other info is up

Finally got around to putting up the other information on the intergenerational programming! Hey, it is Read Across America Week, we're all crazy, right! :)

Thanks again to everyone who sent in their intergenerational info. I have another program sample from Kathy Maron Wood at the Carneige Library of Pittsburgh which I will post next week. CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERGENERATIONAL INFO.

If you have any other information you would like to share, please send it on!

Also, remember the Member Bios Section? We still only have 2 bios up there! Please send me your pics and bios! Or just your bios if you don't have a pic!

Have a great week!

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Intergenerational Pictures

Finally I have posted the pictures that were sent to me from Shippensburg Public Library, Lisa Rhinehart, Head of Children's Services and from Chris Teter, Head of Children's Services at Newtown Public Library. Click Here to see them!

Later on today I will post a copy of the article that will be in the March issue Bulletin and also the great booklist and promo materials from Ellen Meanix Helfrick, Director of Children's Services at the Kaltreider- Benfer Library in Red Lion, PA.

Hope all is well with you, more proposals came in this weekend and thank you so much for sending them. I know the deadline is today, but I will welcome any until you might still have out there up until this Thursday!

Don't forget about the Early Learning and Best Practices forum in March! CLICK HERE to download the postcard!


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Monday, February 19, 2007

Hello, Osterhout!!!!

Check out the very cool Youth Services Blog from Osterhout Library! I'll add it to the link on the side as well! If you want your blog or site added, please just email me!

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YSD Web Site

Hey all!

Denise Pulgino - Stout Montgomery Co., - Norristown designed a very cool looking main website for our division! Here it is! I put a link to it over under the links and when PaLA updates their website, Ellen said that we can get it and the blog linked up to it. They are putting in a special members section, so stay tuned for that!

Got another PaLA proposal today and another one on the way! Keep 'em coming!


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CE Credits

Hello All,

Just heard from Lynn Moses from the state-- you will be able to get CE credits for the Spring Workshop, so that is really great!

More proposals are coming in-- it looks like it is going to be a wonderful conference! Remember the deadline is February 23rd, please send to

Wow, short report this week!

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Workshop Registration Forms!

Hey all,
Registration forms for the Spring Workshops have been sent through PAYOUTH and also to Ellen for mail distribution to the Division membership! I put one up on a wiki so you can download it from here, too. CLICK HERE!
Hope to see you this Spring!
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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Conference Proposal Form in Word Format

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!

The Conference Proposal Forms are rolling in! Thank you so much! Some of you have been asking to have the form in Word format so that it is easy for you to complete and send.

CLICK HERE to go to a wiki site where I posted the form in Word.

Keep 'em coming! The deadline is February 23, emailed to, for Division sponsorship.


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Monday, February 05, 2007

Lots of Stuff!

First of all, I hope that you are keeping warm! Currently in Pittsburgh, it is 2 degrees. Joy!

Second-- a reminder from an email Paula Gilbert sent out about the Early Learning Forum and Best Practices Awards Lunch - MARCH 21 at the Harrisburg Hilton from 9 AM - 3 PM. Don't miss out!

Third-- Mary Morgan Smith, Head of Children's Services at Northland Library recently shared a local dry cleaner approached her last summer about donating 2 new bikes to give away for Summer Reading prizes. Needless to say these were a HUGE draw, a big hit! In talking with the dry cleaner, Mary found out that dry cleaners are a very generous group and want to give back to the community. Mary's particular dry cleaner got the bike idea from another dry cleaner in Boston. She has also been in touch with other dry cleaners in PA and is encouraging them to contact their local libraries to see what they can donate for SRC. (who knows, one of us may get a call!) Does anyone else have any other dry cleaner stories? Is this a project that we could organize state wide? Let me know what you know and/or think!

Fourth-- Don't forget about the Spring Cont Education Workshops. We are so excited to have just gotten word that Pittsburgh businessman David W. Hunter will helping to refray the costs of the workshops. Many thanks to Mr. Hunter for his generosity toward this endeavor. And many, many thanks to our presenters and wonderful host libraries! I will be turning the registration flyer in to Ellen at PaLA this week and they will be mailed to your soon. But save the dates now! Thank you to all of you who sent emails and questions about the workshops. It should be a great experience for all!

Fifth-- PaLA Program Proposals, please (that's a lot of alliteration) email them to by Feb. 23 so that they can be "sponsored" by the YS Division. Many wonderful proposals have been received already, please, keep them coming! If you sent a proposal but did not receive an email from me in response, please send it again, as the SPAM filter is quite strong!

And sixth and last--just finished the March PaLA newsletter article which will share all of YOUR amazing programming ideas. Look here next week though for even more information and photos. If you have more intergenerational programming ideas you would like to share, please email me and I will include them here.

Have a great week and stay warm!