End of Year Celebration!

Happy almost June!  As the school year comes to an end, NYCSLA wants to celebrate a great year!  This year, we had a 35% increase in membership, were able to provide travel assistance to this year’s NYLA-SSL scholarship winners, and hosted several great professional meetings and networking events.  In celebration of all of these accomplishments (including just making it through another year!) we invite you to our end-of-year happy hour celebration.
NYCSLA End-of-Year Party
When: Wednesday, June 14th, 4PM
Where: Clinton Hall, 90 Washington St., Manhattan
RSVP to: nycsla.librarians@gmail.com
The first 15 people to RSVP will receive a drink on us!  Clinton Hall is an outdoor covered venue, so we will be on rain or shine.  We will have fun, food, and library themed games!  We will also be giving away some great prizes (gift cards!).  We know that the end of the year is busy, but we hope to see you at our favorite event of the year!
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Join Us For a Book Repair Workshop with Kapco!

Join the Office of Library Services, NYC School Library Association, and Kapco for a hands-on workshop designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life of your school library’s collection. Prevention is the key, but specific, common repairs (re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages) will also be addressed.

Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or like-new, to demonstrate covering techniques; a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book (i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover).

Each participant will be provided with a FREE sample packet of materials!

There will also be a drawing for a Deluxe Paperback Protection Kit, as well as other giveaways!

Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-repair-basics-kapco-and-mylar-and-book-tape-oh-my-tickets-30954108572

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Ring in the New Year with NYCSLA!

Please join us on Wednesday, January 11th, at 4:30pm at The Malt House in Greenwich Village for an evening filled with food, drinks, networking, and fun! Our annual Holiday/New Year Party will be sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books.


All NYCSLA members are invited to attend.

It isn’t too late to join! If you’d like to be part of an organization that champions New York City school library professionals, please join us! Please bring cash or a check made out for $25 to cover the annual dues.



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First Meeting of 2016-2017

NYCSLA had a very successful first meeting on October 6th at Proper West in Midtown, Manhattan. In addition to the fun we had catching up with each other and sharing new ideas, we were joined by representatives from MyLibraryNYC and Monica Burns, who is the author of the blog, ClassTechTips.com.

We hope to see many more members at our second meeting/holiday party, which will be held the first week in January. We will send out an email in December with information regarding the date and venue.

It isn’t too late to join! Check out our Membership page to learn more!

Congratulations to Barbara Hull, our Demco gift card winner!    IMG_2168.JPG




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Happy Holidays from NYCSLA!

Thank you to all who have attended our first two meetings this year!  Our first meeting in October focused on partnering with our public libraries.  Three wonderful outreach librarians from our three public library systems came out to speak with us about the services that they offer to schools.  It was an excellent learning and networking experience for all who attended!

In December, we held our holiday happy hour at Lillie’s Victorian Establishment near Union Square.  It was a wonderful networking opportunity for both old and new librarians.  We were happy to see such a nice turnout and celebrate the holidays with our fellow librarians!  It was especially nice to see some new faces, and we hope that you all continue to attend our meetings!

Our next meeting will be in February, so be on the lookout for more information in the new year.  Happy Holidays and a restful Winter Break to all of our members, we are so lucky to have you all as such an important part of our organization!

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October 29th – First meeting of the school year!

We hope to see you all on Thursday October 29th, 2015 for our first NYCSLA meeting of the school year!  The meeting will be held at the Grand Central Branch of the NYPL, beginning at 4:15.  The topic will be partnering with your public library.  Don’t forget to join NYCSLA before you attend by visiting our membership page and filling out the online application.  You can bring your dues in the form of cash or check made out to NYCSLA to the meeting.

Please RSVP to this meeting by sending an email to nycsla.librarians@gmail.com.  We hope to see you there!

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Holiday Happy Hour – Friday, December 12

Happy December, everyone!

On behalf of NYCSLA, I am delighted to announce that our annual holiday happy hour will be taking place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 12th at the Dove Parlour, located at 228 Thompson Street. All members who RSVP to nycsla.librarians@gmail.com will receive their first drink on us. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a board book to donate to a teen parent or cash to donate to FirstBook, to help spread holiday cheer and a lifelong love of reading.

For anyone who has FOMO, cannot attend IRL, or simply wants more NYCSLA in their lives, our Instagram handle is nycsla.librarians.

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