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READ THE LATEST BOOKLIST READER
Whether you are hunting for your next book, selecting for a book club, or getting ideas for kids, you'll find librarian approved selections in the latest Booklist Reader, brought to you by the NH State Library
This website started as a home for resources following an Outreach and Collaboration presentation at School Library Journal's Leadership Basecamp at Simmons University, Boston Massachusetts in 2019. In 2020 the website grew as the pandemic made outreach libraries main method of service to their communities.
There is a new (and free) resource in NH https://learningblade.com/
Learning Blade®, a product of Thinking Media, is a supplemental STEM and computer science toolbox of interactive online lessons, ready-to-use teacher lesson plans, interactive classroom activities, and printable at-home activities for 5th to 9th graders, where students learn about STEM, CTE, and computer science careers while reviewing academics. Students can use over 400 online lessons in human-centered “missions” or stories to explore these exciting careers aligned to all state standards.
To sign up for your free NH account HERE
To view the informational Tuesday Talk
After 2024, the next total eclipse to cross the continental US won’t be until Aug. 12, 2045 –you don’t want to miss these two!
The NH State Library has 2 Multi-generational kits and 2 Younger Audience kits. Contact Deborah Dutcher to borrow.
Following an incident last week at the New Hanover County Public Library Pine Valley Branch in Wilmington, North Carolina where the Proud Boys protested a Pride Month storytime—from my counterpart Jasmine Rockwell at the NC State Library following her meeting with the library’s staff:
Here are some resources we gathered to share. Some of these might be familiar to you.
ALA ODLOS Hate Crimes Resources (pg. 1): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hWCJBNxAz9GIAWHrCaXd8ljlwGFRaTNlngak4VkrFVc/edit
Manager’s Handbook Handling Traumatic Events: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/worklife/reference-materials/traumaticevents.pdf
Encountering hate speech and hateful conduct, even if not directed at you, can have an adverse emotional and mental impact. Talking about the experience with colleagues or supervisors may help you process the incident, and it may also help the next person that encounters a similar situation. Management and administration should model that self-care is a priority in the workplace and encourage staff to practice this, as well. In the short-term after an incident, this may include actions such as encouraging the staff member(s) to take a mental health day, granting them an extension on a project, or personally checking in with individuals in your unit.
Working with the Media: https://www.ala.org/tools/challengesupport/media
How to Respond to Challenges and Concerns About Library Resources: https://www.ala.org/tools/challengesupport/respond#:~:text=Listen%20thoughtfully%20and%20respectfully.,to%20agree%20with%20the%20individual
Let’s Go! is a community engagement initiative working with communities to create environments that support healthy choices. Evidence-based strategies are used to promote policy, systems, and environmental changes that facilitate healthy eating and active living (HEAL) in early care and education programs, schools, out-of-school programs and health care practices in Maine and Carroll County, New Hampshire. Out-of-School programs (OOS), like public libraries, support children and youth when they are not in school. The staff at OOS programs can establish healthy environments that encourage healthy habits. The Let’s Go! program is flexible and can be easily woven into your organization, whether a school-based, drop-in center, etc.
If you work with children and youth, you can help them develop the building blocks of financial capability—at school, at home, and in the community. CFPB's tools and resources can help you teach financial literacy across the curriculum, even if you’re new to the topic.
The Money Monsters are a group of creatures who are new to our universe. That means they need to learn about many important things like school, friendship, and financial literacy. https://orders.gpo.gov/CFPBYOUTH/CFPB_YOUTH.aspx
Why Civic Education is Important?
Civic education empowers us to be well-informed, active citizens and gives us the opportunity to change the world around us. It is a vital part of any democracy, and equips ordinary people with knowledge about our democracy and our Constitution. Civics Academy
New Hampshire Civics programs help people understand how democracy works, how to find the facts, and how to be good and active citizens. Committed to non-partisanship, they believe people of varied perspectives and ages deserve high-quality information, hands-on learning that lasts, and a confidence that their voice matters.
In 2022, the Goffstown Public Library Community Conversations series focused on Civics: Get Engaged. Get Involved. The series was an investigation on how citizens can and should work together to solve public problems. For an extensive list of book and web resources on civics--see their Community Conversation web page https://www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation/
Civics 101 is the podcast about how our democracy works…or is supposed to work, anyway.
The Library of Congress is calling on video game developers to create fun and lightweight video games related to civics that incorporate Library resources. This challenge is part of an effort to improve public knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of American citizens. Winning video game entries, to be announced early next year, will receive $35,000 in cash prizes. Deadline Nov 27 Click here for more information.
Using video apps and other technologies for telehealth can create risks to the privacy and security of your health information. This can include when you are accessing telehealth services on a website, through an app, or even through a patient portal. Consider these tips to protect and secure your health information.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.