July 23, 2014

A Weekend of Youth Services Events in May

“A literary trifecta in Rochester during Children’s Book Week!”

 yss_logo   THURSDAY, May 16 – 7 PM

    Youth Services Section and Nazareth    College Chosen as Hosts for 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has chosen the Youth Services Section (YSS) and Nazareth College as the hosts and site for the 2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture which will be delivered by Michael Morpurgo in Rochester May 16, 2013.  With more than 100 titles for young people, Morpurgo served as Britain’s third Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005.

Tickets are free and available on a first-come-first served basis.  Send registration with YSS Conference registration.  (print and mail)  Ticket requests open to the general public Mar 1.


    yss_logoFRIDAY, May 17 – 8-4:30

    YSS Spring Conference

Keynote Speaker: Amy Dickinson, author of The Mighty Queens of Freeville: a Mother, a Daughter and the People Who Raised Them and founder of the grass roots initiative, “A Book on Every Bed”
Luncheon Speaker:  Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of Running Out of Time, Game Changer, Among the Hidden and many other teen and middle-grade novels

And a wide selection of interesting workshops!
Download and mail your registration.  Overnight accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Rochester Airport.


TBF Roch

    SATURDAY, May 18 – 9AM-5PM

    Rochester Teen Book Festival


Authors and books, authors and books, authors and books – check out the website!

Caldecott Medal turns 75!


The Caldecott Medal for illustrations in children’s books is being awarded for the 75th time this year.  Join the celebration!


Can you name all the characters and books represented on the anniversary logo created by Brian Selznick?  Check out the website.

Horn Books Best Books of 2012

   More of the great books for kids of 2012!


SLJ Best Books of 2012

Of the 37,000 books published this year for children and teens, School Library Journal gives you their list of the best 65.    
How many of these titles do you have?          slj.com-Best_Books_2012






National Book Award Winner in the Young People’s Literature category

Goblin Secrets by William Alexander

Kudos to Myers Memorial Library in Frewsburg for having it already on the shelf!!