Join us for our first meeting of 2017-2018!

Welcome back to another school year in New York City! Our first NYCSLA meeting will take place at Proper West in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday, October 12th at 4:30pm.


Come meet other NYCSLA members, enjoy snacks and food (provided by NYCSLA), and hear about upcoming events.

Looking to join NYCSLA for the first time? Need to renew your membership for the 2017-2018 school year? Click on “Membership” at the top of the page to learn more and register.

And for a limited time… introducing the new NYCSLA t-shirts! Only $12. Order by October 20th!


We’re looking forward to seeing you this Thursday!

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End of Year Celebration Recap

We had a great time celebrating this year’s accomplishments at Clinton Hall in downtown Manhattan. Thank you to everyone who made it to event! Congratulations to our library trivia winner, Barbara Hull!

We’ve already started planning for next school year’s events!  If you haven’t filled out our end of year survey yet, please take a moment to share your thoughts:

Have a wonderful summer!

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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:
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:

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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,

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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