Summer Reading Photos

The 2008 Summer Reading photo pool at flickr is growing by leaps and bounds. Tons of great photos of programs, activities, displays and more. Like this great photo from the Newport (OR) Public Library. Take […]

Nancy Pearl was in town

Last week Nancy Pearl was in town for the 50th anniversary of the Southern Adirondack Library System and gave a delightful talk at their annual dinner. She also presented several other programs, including a session […]

Frog & Spider – fun for summer reading web sites

Great frog eating flies: (Source:   And Spider! (Source:   I’ve been having great fun working on the NYS Summer Reading web site!

Voting time in the StoryTubes video contest

Congratulations to the seven children in New York State who submitted videos about their favorite books to the nationwide StoryTubes video contest. All the New York State entries have been posted to the NYS Summer […]

A bunch of bugs!

Summer reading bugs that is! Nioga Library System in Lockport NY has posted a bunch of photos of summer reading crafts on flickr. They’re wonderful! Some great ideas. Nioga, thanks for sharing.

Promote your summer reading program online

I put this list together for the UHLS/MVLS summer reading planning workshop and was asked to share it with other library systems in NY. Hope it’s useful to others as well. Promoting Your Summer Reading […]

Summer Reading Planning Days at SALS, UHLS and MVLS

Great fun and lots of ideas were shared at the SALS Summer Reading planning day last week. I’m looking forward to the planning day at UHLS and MVLS later this week. Linda Braun has the […]

Summer Reading Interest Group on

There’s a new Summer Reading community on If you’re not familiar with, it’s a free service that hosts thousands of special interest groups where members share ideas through discussion forums, photos, videos, etc. […]

Summer Reading 2008 – Buggy Music widget

Check out this fun ‘buggy music’ widget for the NYS Summer Reading website. It’s a sample of some fun music from Sonific. Really easy to create and free. The code for the sample widget is […]

Summer Reading Programs – Summer’s Over…

Summer reading programs have come to an end for the year and I’m having a vision of library staff far and wide relaxing on beaches or mountains this week, recovering from all the activities and […]