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2013-2014 Calendar for Children's Services Librarians

Date Event
September 22-28, 2013 2013 Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25, 2013
Wednesday
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Mock Newbery Book Discussion
Location: St. Andrew's School, Barrington
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9300
October 3, 2013
Thursday
Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day
Join the national effort to read Otis by Loren Long to more than 2.5 million children. Help raise awareness about the importance of early childhood literacy!
October 7, 2013
Monday
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Children's Services Fall Meeting
Location: Cranston Public Library
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9309
October 7, 2013
Monday
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Brown Bag CE: "Why Should I Go to the BookExpo America?"
Presenters: Vicki Antonitis, North Providence Union Free Library & Meagan Lenihan, Lincoln School
Cranston Public Library
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9309
October 7, 2013
Monday
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Networking for Children's Librarians
Cranston Public Library
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9309
October 19,2013
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors
Location: Lincoln School, Providence
Contact:  Megan Lenihan.
October 20 – 22, 2013 New England Library Association Annual Conference
Portland, Maine
October 13 – 19, 2013 Teen Read Week: "Seek the Unknown"
October 24, 2013
Thursday
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Children's Services Advisory Council
RI Department of Administration, Cafeteria
Rhode Island College
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9309
October 30, 2013
Wednesday
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Mock Newbery Book Discussion
Location: Cole Middle School, 100 Cedar Avenue, East Greenwich, RI 02818
For more information & reading list:
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9309
December 2, 2013
Monday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Snow date: 12/9
Children's Summer Reading Program Performer's Showcase
Location: Henry Barnard School, Rhode Island College campus, Providence
Contact: Cheryl Space at 574-9309
December 4, 2013
Wednesday
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Mock Newbery Book Discussion
Location: Hampden Meadows School, Barrington
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9309
December 5, 2013
Thursday
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Snow date: 12/12
Children's Services Advisory Council
RI Department of Administration, Cafeteria
Contact:  Cheryl Space at 574-9309
December 18, 2013
Wednesday
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Children's Librarian Lunch Time Book Discussion Program
Location: North Scituate Public Library
Topic: Mock Newbery Contenders!
January 6, 2014
Monday
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Snow date: 1/9
Mock Caldecott
Location: William Hall Library, Cranston
Contact: Cheryl Space at 574-9309
January 15, 2014
Wednesday
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Snow date: 1/22
Mock Newbery Book Discussion & Voting Meeting
Location: Oaklawn Branch, Cranston Public Library
Contact: Cheryl Space at 574-9309
February 3, 2014
Monday
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Teen programs book 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.)
Snow date: 2/10
Summer Reading Program Booking Meeting
Location: Barrington Public Library
Contact: Cheryl Space at 574-9309
February 3, 2014
Monday
12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
*note longer time
Snow date: 2/10
Brown Bag Children's Services CE
Summer Reading Program Sharing Session
Barrington Public Library
Contact: Cheryl Space at 574-9309
March 3, 2014
Monday
NEA's Read Across America Day
April 13 – 19, 2014 National Library Week
April 7 – 11, 2014 Reading Week
April 30, 2014 Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros
May 5, 2014 (tentative)
Monday
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Children's Services Spring Meeting + Brown Bag CE
Theme: What's New in Children's Services? Room Design, Technology + Play
Presenters: T.B.D.
Contact: Cheryl Space at 574-9309
May 12 – 18, 2014 Children's Book Week
May 31, 2014
Saturday
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Kids Reading Across Rhode Island 2014
Rhode Island State House

Snow Policy - A meeting is postponed due to snow if the town in which the meeting is to be held has no school on that day.  In most cases, a snow date has been given on this calendar.  In case of a delayed opening, call 574-9309 and listen to the message.